Revitalized Collaboration with Future Engineers and Technologists
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed agreements with student projects Ascend NTNU, Orbit NTNU, and USN Horizon. On Wednesday, January 24, representatives from KONGSBERG and the student projects met for the official signing.
"Collaboration with the industry ensures that students can complete their projects, while also giving us the opportunity to establish close and robust relationships with the engineers and technologists of the future," says Stengelsrud, adding: "I am impressed by the initiative shown by the students. They use their free time to work on projects that provide practical engineering experience. And with striking results."
"Without KONGSBERG, we would not have been able to deliver at this level," says Jacob Andreas Reistad, Chief Operating Officer of Orbit. He is supported by both Ascend and Horizon. It's not just about the financial resources, but also the deep technical expertise, technical assistance, and access to production facilities and necessary equipment.
If walls could talk
“Bergseminaret”, a notable element of Kongsberg's rich history, is less known as the original foundation of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Until 1811, it was one of just two institutions in Norway, along with the Military Academy in Christiania, that offered higher education.
In March 2023, efforts to breathe new life into “Bergseminaret” commenced, following its vacancy after the cultural school's relocation. On December 15, 2023, it was publicly announced that KONGSBERG had acquired the ownership and, in partnership with the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), would carry forward the city's rich tradition of knowledge.
The partnership between KONGSBERG and USN has a longstanding history. Throughout the years, we've built and enhanced numerous contact points and specific project agreements. We envision “Bergseminaret” as a driving force for this collaboration," explains Jan Helge Strøm, Business Support. He further adds, "Together, our goal is to nurture technical education and create stronger connections between knowledge and technology within our city.
Bergseminaret fotografert av Anders Beer Wilse 4. august 1903.