By Svein-Erik Måsøy, Industry liaison and researcher in CIUS – Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions
Then watch NRK2 Saturday January 27th at 5.55 pm (in Norwegian) were I will talk about the development of the Norwegian ultrasound research and business community, and some of the ongoing projects within CIUS.
The Norwegian ultrasound community is world leading within its fields.
The first developments started in 1947 with sonar projects at The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. This lead to the build up of SIMRAD, providing world leading fishery sonars and today part of Kongsberg Maritime Subsea, a company carrying a large range of sonar products.
In the 1970’s, R&D at what today is The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, lead to the start of Vingmed Sound in the early 1980’s. Vingmed Sound was acquired by GE in 1998 and is today the world leading manufacturer of cardiovascular ultrasound systems through the GE Vingmed Ultrasound brand.
In CIUS we collaborate closely with 10 Norwegian ultrasound companies in a national community now counting more than 30 companies and R&D environments.
With more than 70 years of existence, this community is growing and creating a global impact!
The presentation was part of Forskerfredag på Byscenen, held on the 29th of September 2017 in Trondheim, Norway.
Forskerfredag på Byscenen is a popular science stage show part of the yearly Forskningsdagene, a yearly weekly festival about science sponsored by the Research Council of Norway.
The presentation will also be available online after the show at the link below.