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CIAM – Cluster on industrial asset management

CIAM is a UiS-based network of companies and university with focus on industrial asset management. Join us!

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Increased value creation and reduced risk exposure for our industrial partners

Cluster lead

Professor Jan Frick, UiS Business School

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

Bill Aulet , MIT

News & events

Planned CIAM HUB meetings in Fall are postponed until the new year

Due to the Covid-19 situation, all planned HUB meetings have been postponed until 2021. We will closely follow how the situation develops and dependent on the advice from the authorities and the University, we hope to be ready with the first HUB meetings in the middle of January.

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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.

Data Management

Knowledge Hub

Safety and Risk

Knowledge Hub

Human Capital

Knowledge Hub


Numerous projects are carried out by CIAMs affiliates and experts. These include PhD projects, industry projects and international projects.

Projects play a very important role in shaping knowledge to fit the business ideas of members for use in a more sustainable and benefitting manner.

The Cluster recognizes that the two ways to establish such important projects are either by initiating own projects or being a partner for external projects. Either ways require us to have an up to date knowledge and understanding of our partners needs, business thinking and real operational challenges. By working closely and actively together in the most relevant projects such challenges can be turned into opportunities gearing towards long term value creation, for all partners, in sustainable manners.

CIAM continues to stay abreast of the latest and the newest by paying due attention to national R&D programs, the industrial sectors, state and public sectors, and international R&D programs. Interactive sessions with partners and Knowledge Hubs have very critical roles in this context.


Building COMpetences for COMpetitive COMpanies (COM3)

COM³ is funded by the North Sea Program from Interreg B program area. COM³ puts the focus on local/regional authorities and develops transnational supportive structures being tested in 10 regions from 7 NSR countries with the aim of technology adoption and economic interoperability of enterprises.

The innovative supporting measures will focus on enabling digital tech-adoption of local economy from one hand, but also on creating an interoperable environment for enterprises to work in a cross-border context by overcoming regulatory, data standard and communication burdens.

The COM³ training & coaching model, connected hubs, guiding measures and interoperability standards lead to effective cross-border cooperation of regional authorities, business support organizations and companies towards smarter regional growth in the NSR.

This project is in collaboration with the University of Stavanger, University of South-Eastern Norway, Vinje Kommune and CIAM (Cluster on Industrial Asset Management).

News and project updates can be found on the EU Interreg North Sea website.

Contact person for Com3 is project coordinator Professor Jan Frick.


Educating Graduate Students for Industry 4.0 (EduInd4)

Collaboration between several educational institutions will foster the development of competence that will enable the students to be skillful in future industrial jobs.

Starting in 2019, the collaboration of the three institutions (University of Stavanger in Norway, Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University in Azerbaijan) will foster the development of competence that will enable the students to be skillful in future industrial jobs.

In addition to that, goals set for the project includes developing project-based contents of Predictive Maintenance and Operations Optimization, establishing joint research-based activities and enhancing industrial collaboration through summer industrial internships.

EduInd4 is in close cooperation with CIAM and the industry which is important in terms of establishing joint research activities (master thesis) and summer industrial internships.

Project Package

  • Curriculum Development
  • Joint Master Thesis
  • Joint Course Projects
  • Summer School
  • Summer Internships
  • Industry 4.0 Open Competition
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EPIC (Improving Employability through Student Projects, Internationalisation and Collaboration) is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which aims to strengthen student projects through joint industry collaboration and internationalisation.

While employability is a main focus of the partnership, the methods developed will support a wider number of objectives:

  • Increasing employability through closer collaboration between students and industry, by promoting active and problem-based learning, and by promoting international collaboration.
  • Increasing the labour market relevance of education through closer collaboration between industry and academia, and making the students better prepared for both national and international labour markets in a globalized world.
  • Increasing the students learning outcome by promoting active learning methods, based on students solving real-world problems.
  • Promote the take-up of ICT tools and Open Educational Resources (OER) to facilitate international student projects based on blended learning, thus making international collaboration more scalable and sustainable by reducing the costs. This also makes it possible to give students an international experience without the need for spending prolonged times abroad.
  • Provide the students with transversal competencies, especially focusing on problem solving skills, collaboration skills, entrepreneurial skills and skills within creativity and innovation.

The application organization is Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark and is joined by Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands, ATeNe KOM GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Talaia Networks S.L., Barcelona, Spain, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, Abdullah Gul University, Kayseri, Turkey, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia, Uniwersytet Technologiczno- Przyrodniczy (UTP), Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The project will run from 01.09.2017 to 31.08.2020

EPIC Project website is found here.


Maintenance Organizations and -strategies for Large Scale Wind Parks

The purpose of the project is using advanced simulation modeling to investigate the effect on operational expenditure (OPEX) and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from different maintenance organization configurations and different maintenance strategies.

Centre for Industrial Asset Management in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind (NORCOWE) engages in a research project within offshore wind.  

The purpose of the project is using advanced simulation modeling to investigate the effect on operational expenditure (OPEX) and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from different maintenance organization configurations and different maintenance strategies.

An additional goal is to develop a simulation tool for decision support to be used by wind park developers in concept studies and for long term strategic decisions.

Here is a video (external link) demonstrating the current version of the simulation tool.