Globalisation has resulted in a significant internationalisation of business and innovation. In order to stay competitive, companies must maintain an appropriate breadth of technological competences.
It is an important part of DNV's strategy to carry out research and innovation within key technology areas.
DNV has organised the total R&D efforts in two main groups:
Strategic and long term research within DNV Research & Innovation
Maintenance and development of services and tools within the different business units
What are the key technologies that will be in play towards the end of this decade? That is what we try to answer in Technology Outlook 2020.
"-We have no choice; whether we like it or not, we have to do research" (DNV president Georg Vedeler, 1951).
DNV Research & Innovation serves the purpose of exploring and testing new technologies and building new knowledge within selected technology areas that are believed to be of particular significance for DNVs own development and business activities in the future. DNV Research & Innovation is currently focused on six major strategic research programmes.
Through our involvement with the energy industry, DNV has always been involved in developing new technologies, methodologies and competences. We firmly believe that our efforts will help the industry safely and responsibly improve its business performance.
R&D investments enable us to deliver classification services to our customers with greater value, quality, predictability and meeting the stakeholder expectations to transparency. We also use R&D to develop add-on services through voluntary class notations and consultancy services, in order to meet expectations beyond the core classification.