CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management

CIAM is collaborative measure between the University of Stavanger (UiS) and CIAM’s partners. The goal is to contribute to increased value creation and competitiveness in the industry and public services through streamlining and development of the operation and maintenance functions.

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About CIAM

CIAM is a network of companies and university with focus on industrial asset management. It is administered by UiS, but controlled by the companies via the board.

The objectives are achieved by technology and competence development and knowledge exchange within relevant fields.

Knowledge development and exchange is achieved both by dialog between the university and the companies, and by dialog between the companies.

CIAM develop cooperation between companies and the university by:

  • Updating employees both at the companies and at the university about new trends and possibilities nationally and internationally by information exchange.
  • Taking initiatives to establish and participate in research and development projects within CIAM’s area.
  • Contribute to education of highly qualified students within CIAM’s areas.
  • Taking initiatives to and implements education within CIAM’s areas.
  • Experience exchange and knowledge transfer between the companies, research forums and universities both nationally and internationally

CIAM’s focus areas are:

  • Analytics
  • Innovation
  • Digitalization
  • Industry 4.0

We work primarily through meeting series in the HUBs withing the subject areas:

  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Safety and Risk
  • Data Management
  • Human Capital
  • Asset Economy and Engineering
News from CIAM Members

EU Sucess Story in Eigersund Municipality

It’s a big pleasure to announce that Eigersund Næring og Havn (ENH)/Eigersund municipality will receive new EU funding from INTERREG program – North sea region.

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EU Funded

EU success story in Eigersund municipality 

There is 48,6 million euros for 14 new projects. ENH is partner of two of these projects: 

  • D4A Data for All. Data-driven Public Service Delivery in the North Sea Region. We’re 19 Partners from seven North Sea states and will develop seven state-of-the-art innovative data-related concepts in a novel approach of national pilot consortia collaborating via four transnational spheres. The overall scientific and practical knowledge will be fed into the D4A roadmap, a digital content platform providing intuitive hands-on support and step by step guide to municipalities and regional authorities from all over Europe. 
  • REDII Ports Renewable Energy Development and Intelligent Implementation in PORTS.  The objective of this project is to determine the conditions for blueprinting a medium-to-long term strategy that enables ports to become springboard for new green energy developments in the said fields.  The results o this project This will allow at least 250 ports/involved external organizations to increase their capacity to take informed decisions on the matter. 

We, from Eigersund, a small municipality in Norway located in the southwest coast of Norway, are so proud to be part (until now) of 6 EU projects. Currently, we have so diversified projects from decarbonizing islands, digitalization, renewables, and low carbon energy. Below you can find more information about other projects that we’re involved. 

Egersund (the main city of Eigersund municipality) will also become a pilot for a project in Wind energy education (T-SHORE) via ERASMUS plus program. For this project the partner is  Energy Innovation. 

Finally, from October we start a project on waste to Energy, CARBIOW – Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste . This is research and innovation project which received the max score from the Horizon Europe program, excellent. This project will be developed by Svåheia Eiendom AS (SEAS). We’re work package leader on business and exploitation, and this will involve 3 municipalities: Eigersund, Sokndal and Bjerkreim, located in Rogaland region, in Norway. 

We’re small but with great ambitions. You will certainly hear about our success developing EU projects since Egersund is now a Horizon hot spot! 

Knowledge hubs

We value the interactions of our experts and partners. Therefore we want to create platforms with the best atmosphere for collaboration and innovation in our quest for continuous value creation. We call them our Knowledge Hubs.


Problems that our partners come across can be discussed during our different activities like thematic seminars, workshops with global experts, study sessions, conferences and joint-industry projects.

In CIAM we endeavor to put our partners one step ahead of the game through a knowledge cluster that is both dynamic and productive.

Our different thematic groups are listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you want to contribute and be part of our network.

Knowledge Hubs

Data Management

Knowledge Hub

Human Capital

Knowledge Hub

Safety and Risk

Knowledge Hub

CIAM Lunch and Learn

Knowledge Sharing

CIAM Membership

As a member of CIAM, you join a network of competent people who share the same professional interest as you. You get the opportunity to participate in discussions in the professional knowledge hubs of your interest.

Fem knyttnever møtes i midten over et bord med datamaskiner, mobiler, notater og kaffekopper.

You also get the opportunity to initiate student projects at your company. This can be at bachelor, master or PhD level.

We offer two kinds of memberships:

  • Company membership, where any number of participants from the company can attend any CIAM event.
  • Individual membership is for those who work in a company which is not a member of CIAM. You can sign up as personal member and get access to one or more of the knowledge hubs, exactly like company members.

For more information about CIAM  membership, contact us at

Company membership

To develop networks between companies and between the company and the university is essential for a company which wants to develop well. The different professional environments within the company needs to connect to different partners to be relevant for the daily work. CIAM offers a unique opportunity to achieve this. Through the different knowledge hubs, the company can develop networks on several levels where different people connect to the relevant partners. As company member, there are no limitations on the number of employees participating on any of the arrangements at CIAM. The membership is also a good opportunity to run student projects at the company on any level (bachelor, master or Ph.D). This also represents a possibility for the company to recruit and check out possible future employees. The student projects will be a cooperation between the student, the company, and the supervisor from the university. Since the university is an active member of CIAM, the company membership also implies a possibility for the company to influence the direction in which the university should develop. The company will have a saying in what skills the university should develop and teach to educate future employees who will be relevant to the industry. The membership fee is dependent on the revenue of the company. For the smallest companies, the fee is 15.000 NOK, while it is 75.000 NOK for the biggest. Do not hesitate to contact us at to discuss membership for your company.

Individual membership

As a network of competence, we want to include companies, professional environments, and individuals who fucus on operation and maintenance of critical equipment or assets. Through our activities we want all the individuals participating to develop their competence to be better contributors to increased value creation at the companies where they are employed. We know there are a lot of individuals in companies who possess a deep competence or interest in asseet management, but where the company itself is not a CIAM member. Thus we have opened up for individual membership. As individual member you have the same rights as employees assosiated with a company membership. This means you can sign up to any arrangement within any knowledge hub in the CIAM network. For the time beeing there are 5 active knowledge hubs where we arrange workshops, and we are working towards establishing more hubs. If your interest is solely for one specific knowledge hub, you may choose to limit the membership to this one. You can sign up for any of the arrangements within this hub and develop your network within this specific field. For a company membership, the company can sign up any and how many they want of their employees to all arrangements within CIAM. The individual membership is personal and can therefore not be transferred to other persons in your company. In addition, also company members influence the network most, since they are the only ones eligible to vote in the yearly general assembly meeting. The yearly fee for the individual membership depends on if you want to have the opportunity to participate in all knowledge hubs, or just in one specific. For freely to sign up to all hubs the yearly fee is 3000 NOK, for limitation to one specified hub it will be 1500 NOK. For more information about CIAM  membership, contact us at

Cluster Lead

Professor Jan Frick UiS Business School E-mail:

Our goal:

"Increased value creation and reduced risk exposure for our industrial partners"

Jan Frick

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen

Bill Aulet , MIT


Conferences and Seminars

National and international conferences, seminars and fairs in the scope of CIAM

Logo CIAM - Cluster for Industrial Asset Management

The 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management, January 9 - 11, 2023, Rome, Italay

Seminar on maintenance management, January 12, 2023, Stavanger

11th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, February 18-20, Cambridge, UK

2023 IEEE European Technology & Engineering Management Summit, April 20 - 22, Kaunas, Lithuania

EMEA WORKSHOP & CONFERENCE 2023, April 24 - 25, Sevilla, Spain

University Industry Innovation Network, UIIN Annual Conferenve, May 9 - 11, 2023, Budapest, Hungary

The 33nd CIRP Design Conference. May 17 - 20, 2023, Sydney, Australia

MakeLearn & TIIM International Conference - Economic, sosical and environmental sustainability; The role of Technology and Political Dialogue, May 18 - 20, 2023, Malta

IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 20 - 23, 2023, New Orleans, USA

Olympiad in Engineering Science – OES 2023, 23 - 26 May, Athens, Greece

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 11 - 16 2023. Kristiansand, Norway

30th Euroma 2023, July 1 - 6, Leuven, Belgium

33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023), 3 - 8 September 2023, Southamton, UK

SEFI2023, September 11 - 14. 2023, Dublin, Ireland

Advanced Production Management Systems 2023, APMS, September 17 - 21, Trondheim, Norway

The 17th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, 18-20 October 2023, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Previous CIAM Events

Former Hub metings and Lunch Seminars under the auspices of CIAM

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Human Capital

  • Upskilling is urgent – how can we meet this challenge? Anne-Lene Festervoll, PwC, March 11, 2021
  • Developing Employees and Competency-based Recruitment at NOV. Kathrine Borsheim, NOB, April 15, 2021
  • Later life in workplace. Reidar J. Mykletun (UiS), January 20, 2022

Safety and Risk

  • Key principles within process safety. Thomas Fylking, ORS, March 3, 2021
  • Key principles within process safety. Christian Juel Adamsen, ORS, March 24, 2021
  • Risk engineering in the insurance business. Ruben Pedersen, ORS, April 13, 2021

Data Management

  • The Operator 4.0 Vision for a Collaborative & Augmented Workforce. Professor Dr. David Romero is Scientific Project Manager at the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology of the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico, March 18, 2021
  • Den digitale jernbanen – muligheter og utfordringer, Sverre Kjenne (Bane NOR), September 23, 2021
  • Digitalisering og Lean hos R. Stahl Tranberg, Kjell Are Berg-Hagen (R.Stahl Tranberg), October 7, 2021
  • Digital Twins in Shell, World Class Technology – Made in Norway. Mariann Forsberg, Delivery Lead, Nyhamna Dynamic Digital Twin and Endre Nisja, IM Lead at Shell Norway. November 30, 2021.

Operation and Maintenance

  • Cross-industry Comparison of Asset Management Practices: Takeaway for New Industries. Syed Taha and Trevor Moar (Moreld Apply), February 17, 2022
  • Alternative use of offshore assets. Benedicte Härding Søreide (Moreld Apply), February 23, 2022
  • Company visit to Haugstad Møbel. Steinar Gulaker (Haugstad Møbel), May 10, 2022
  • Company visit to Oceaneering. Casey Glenn, Harald Rødseth, Christopher Lyon (Oceaneering), May 19. 2022
  • The Petroleum Safety Authority seminar on maintenance management, Thursday Januray 12, 2023

Lunch & Learn

  • Framtida for Olje og Gass. Thom Fosselie, Petroleumstilsynet, February 11, 2021
  • Will the promised impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning become reality also for the Norwegian Oil & Gas industry? Hans Petter Ellingsen, DNV GL, February 25, 2021
  • Organizing for Innovation: B2B Projects, Task Configuration, and Outcomes. Elham Ghazimatin, UiS Business School, April 22, 2021
  • Evidence-based evaluation of growth opportunities - Making use of insights from relatedness and complexity research. Tom Brökel, UiS, May 5, 2021
  • Meeting Asset optimization targets: Processes, methods and solutions: Case studies and best practices. Ove Hansen and Syed Taha, Apply, May 6, 2021
  • Applying Industry 4.0: Work processes and Techniques– A new course at UiS. Idriss El-Thalij (UiS), June 3, 2021
  • Are Norsok and ISO methodology applicable to the wind power industry? Master students Carina Berstad and Markus Bratten Gjøvåg, June 4, 2021
  • Identifisering av relevante kostnader – en forutsetning for å kunne ta gode beslutninger. Ola Barkved (UiS), June 9, 2021
  • Use of predictive maintenance in cloud service system for offshore vessels. Master student Oscar Holmås (UiS), June 18, 2021
  • AI eller maskinlæring - Hva kan det brukes til? Tom Ryen (UiS), September 1, 2021
  • Mixed Reality Applications for Safety Trainings in Wind Energy Sector: A Case Study. Sharath Chandar Joghee (UiS). September 9, 2021
  • Hybrid workspace: Straight forward and a simple way of organizing work? Espen Olsen (UiS), November 24, 2021
  • Digital transformation and better decisions. Is it related? Thorvald Fjæra Gundersen (Ph.D.), December 1, 2021
  • How well do we know the national renewable energy test facilities?  Anouk-Letizia Firle from Sustainable Energy, December 16, 2021
  • Cyber Security in Industry 4.0 Sokratis Katsikas (NORCICS/NTNU), January 13, 2022
  • Risk Management – Lesson learned from Swedish industry, Jan Nählinder (ORS Consulting), March 11, 2022
  • Smartproduksjon: Digitalisering -Sirkulærøkonomi - Samfunnsansvar. Steinar Gulaker (Haugstad Møbel), Mach 30, 2022
  • Experience with safety work in Industrial projects in relation to Offshore projects. Terje Egeberg (ORS Consulting), April 21, 2022
  • Carbon capture – challenges with CO2 from a safety perspective. Terje Egeberg (ORS Consulting), May 23, 2022
  • University Innovation Hubs as Central Actors in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin (UiS), May 30, 2022
  • Technology Trends at Hannover Messe 2022. Idriss El-Thalji+Students(UiS), June 22, 2022
  • Reliability Analysis of CO2 Removal Units in the Natural Gas Industry. Johannes Heller(Oceaneering), June 24, 2022
  • The new standard for Corrosion Management. Martin Ejlskov Hansen (Semco Maritime), September 22, 2022
  • Digital Tunnel – Ready before it’s built. Michael Geck (Siemens), October 26, 2022


  • CIAM/LIAM Industrial day - potential Master Thesis presentations, arr. Idriss El-Tahlji (UiS), September 7, 2022