Norwegian Cognitive Center

Published 18.03.2020
The Norwegian Cognitive Center builds competence on AI cross industries and public sector, by training AI platforms on new industries and problems, and by laying the foundation for new research and knowledge. NCE Media is the initiator and primary driving force.

Artificial intelligence will be key for future development and competitiveness in all industries in the years to come. There is however a large gap between research and the industrial capabilities of using Ai to solve major challenges and explore possibilities, according to Digital Norway. 

Norwegian Cognitive Center
This is why a broad national consortium in Norway, together with IBM, one of the world’s leading AI technology and consulting companies, have launched a national center for cognitive technology, aiming to raise expertise and competence in artificial intelligence, and fuel and accelerate implementation of AI by sharing and collaborating on data, resources, competence, insight, innovation and joint projects. The Norwegian Cognitive Center is a strong industry cross over initiative to build Norway as a powerful European AI hub, and to attract world leading expertise.

Visit the Norwegian Cognitive Center website for more information. 

In the short term, the center will develop a number of specific projects within industries such as aquaculture, media, finance, tourism, healthcare, real estate, infrastructure and the public sector, as well as initiate research projects. The long-term ambition is to raise, develop and specialize competence in cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence, and to create new high competence and high-tech jobs, which is strongly demanded by the industry. The center will also bring rich business opportunities for consulting, emerging tech business and new industries.​

National consortium
A wide range of strong cross sector industries, entrepreneurship, solid and relevant academic research environments and a forward-looking public sector lay the foundation for this groundbreaking initiative. The consortium comprises all the industry clusters in the region, representing hundreds of companies, many of them global leaders in their fields.

The project is initiated through the close collaboration between IBM and NCE Media, with IBM also being a partner in the Media City Bergen Media Lab.

Norwegian Cognitive Center is located in Media City Bergen in Lars Hillesgt. 30, 5008 Bergen, Norway.