United Future Lab Norway's core, hub and driving force, are smart and sustainable projects. We want all partners to always participate in at least one project. It can be small or large, and the lab is facilitator to help achieve successfull collaborations. Some of the projects may have private businesses in the driver's seat, while others may be initiated by academia or public services.

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Car pool solution

Together with the municipality' parking company, the bank Sparebanken Møre and the energy companty TAFJORD, the municipality of Ålesund is in the process of a car sharing scheme. The supplier OTTO delivers the cars to the municipality, which will initially be used by employees before it can be used by the inhabitants as well.

Digerneset Innovation

​Digerneset Innovation aims to make Digerneset Næringspark (Digerneset business park) a hub in the region, and at the same time contribute to an emission-free transport sector.

Mobility hub - Ytterland

The company H.I. Giørtz Sønner AS collaborates with public and private actors on sustainable Park & Ride on Ytterland.

Research project on student practice

How to make higher education more relevant to working life? A three-year project will explore new variants of practice for students. The project has received NOK 5 million from the Directorate for Internationalization and Quality Development in Higher Education (DIKU).


NTNU, Start Ålesund and United Future Lab want to arrange a Hackathon in the facilities of the Future Lab for students at NTNU in Aalesund.

Life and how to live it

The project is a collaboration to develop and implement preventive measures in kindergarten and school that will strengthen children and young people's mental health.

A Smart Circular City handles waste

The project arose because of Ålesund municipality's needs to get an overview of today's solid waste volumes and what can expected of the volume in years to come .

ATEA – share your data

Atea has set up a data sharing platform for partners in United Future Lab. In short, a digital platform is a technical solution tailored to collect, store and process data you collect - a bit like an online bank, just for data.

Finding a Method for Sustainability

Sparebanken Møre has provided support for a project to develop a program specifically aimed at practical cooperation between the public sector and private business. The goal is to create sustainable cities and communities.

Will get better at making green purchases

The Municipalites of Ålesund and Kristiansund measure their climate footprint of municipal procurement, using a new method. The goal is to help municipalities to become better at making green purchases.

E-teams: Let the games begin

E-teams is a project with focus on e-sports for school and leisure, in the first instance meant for children and young people in the age group 9-13 and 13-16 years.

Marine base maps

Marine base maps in the coastal zone, are ment to contribute to the sustainable development of Norway’s coastal communities, and to the strengthening of the marine and maritime industries.

SMART PLAN - planning through visualization and simulation

The goal of the project is to explore the possibilities within the world of visualisation and simulation.

Together for a learning society

The municipality of Ålesund and NTNU University in Ålesund has agreed to a formal cooperation with the aim to share knowledge and develop the services of the municipality. The agreement gives NTNU the possibility to use the society as a living laboratory and the municipality will be able to access knowledge and develop their services.

Sunnmore Penitentiary and Competence Center

For a while, there has been a need for an increased capacity for prison penance at Møre og Romsdal, especially at Sunnmøre.

A fleet for Smart Water

Tuesday 9th of June 2020 a raft was launched in Brusdalsvatnet, the drinking water source of Ålesund.