Membership in Electronic Coast and thereby NCE Micro and nanotechnology (MNT) means membership of a technology and knowledge cluster where we work for a greater degree of interaction and innovation among our partners and members. International research shows that participation in business clusters leads to higher employment, greater economic growth and better productivity. Innovations in the form of new technology, new products and new services run more often out of business clusters than by out-of-cluster businesses. Collaboration with related and nearby businesses can provide your business: Greater market share Enhanced technology Cost Savings Increased access to resources and expertise
Who can become a member?
Any organization established in Norway that supplies products or services in or to electronics, ICT or MNT industry, or who intends to do so, may be a member of Electronic Coast. Companies considered to be important for the development of the cluster, as well as expertise institutions and authorities can be considered as partners. Relevant start-up companies can be listed on special terms.
Membership requires that the terms of the member agreement are accepted.
What does membership cost?
Members pay contributions stipulated at the members' general meeting. Current contribution levels: Large company NOK 75,000, - per year and min. 400 hours dedication Medium-sized business NOK 45,000, - per year and min 200 hours dedication Smaller business NOK 10,000, - per year and min. 140 hours dedication Start-up / Incubator company and NOK 2,000, - per year min. 70 hours dedication All amounts are stated exclusive of VAT. The funds are used to support collaborative projects the companies participate in.