Nordic Test and Demonstration Facilities

A Mapping of Test and Demonstration Facilities in the Nordic Region

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In the Nordic countries, manufacturing plays a vital socio-economic role by contributing to employment and the economy at large. The key prerequisites are a high productivity and a strong competitive edge. One of the ways to obtain and maintain a competitive edge is if (small and medium-sized) companies apply new knowledge and new technologies. To support the use of new technologies by companies, easy access to testing of new products and technologies is a decisive factor for the companies to gain knowledge of and inspiration for the use of the new technologies in their current business. This report presents a mapping of test and demonstration facilities in the Nordic countries, including ten good practice examples of such facilities as well as political initiatives in the Nordic countries, including specific strategies for setting up and structuring test and demonstration facilities.




Stadt Towing Tank AS is a hydrodynamic testing centre that was built in 2009. The facility is located in Måløy in Norway. Several new solutions have been implemented with regard to conducting tests so that the tests can be performed in an effective and efficient way. The facility has a towing tank with a trolley and wave generator. It also has equipment to make complete model-attempts on vessels, such as tow, propulsion, waves, etc. The facility has tools and equipment as well as competences to test most of ship and marine installations.


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