In order to conduct research and develop projects associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence, Norway-based telecom operator Telenor will establish a laboratory that will focus on the IoT and big data at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a research institute SINTEF are collaborating with Telenor on this project.
The laboratory will support the start-ups and students who aspire to work on IoT, especially by offering free access to IoT network and providing testing facilities for products and services. The lab will also research on the Big Data and derive various ways of how machines can contribute to developing new services.
Telenor is committed to launching the next-gen IoT network in several Norwegian cities.
Commenting on the initiative, Sigve Brekke, President, and CEO, Telenor Group said, “We need to build critical competencies within artificial intelligence and we want to give Norwegian startups the resources they need to succeed. This is imperative for our ability to seize digital opportunities and contribute to creating new jobs. Startups play a key role in net job creation. We aim to stimulate productivity in Norway by developing new competencies and supporting the startup community.”
The lab will work closely with the industry, research institutions, academia and the startup community to extend the IoT to various companies across the country.