Over the past few years, the transport sector has undergone enormous development. Digitalization, automation, and electrification have changed solutions for mobility and logistics.
The association was established in 2004 and its main activity is to offer meeting places (seminars, conferences, excursions, etc.) for the members so that expertise can be shared and strengthened. The aim is to create projects that develop the sector, find business partners and develop new markets for the members. Every year, ITS Norway organizes several national conferences and seminars, and the association takes delegations to the European and global ITS congresses.
The association has around 80 members and partners from all forms of transport, research, education, industry, service providers, public transport agencies and municipalities/county municipalities. The network covers both passenger and freight transport in all modes of transport: sea, air, rail and road.
Our members want a stronger focus on business development, cooperation and strengthened competitiveness.
The sustainability goals are a strong driver for the association’s activities. Surveys show that many companies in the transport sector lack climate strategies and as the authorities set stricter requirements for emissions, the association will be able to contribute. The association has an active relationship with the UN’s sustainability goals and most of the projects the association participates in are characterized by this.
National targets for the transport sector are largely about safety, efficiency and sustainable development, and have increasingly focused on cost reductions – to get more for the money. New technology must contribute to the achievement of the target. The association’s strategic investment areas in the period 2021-2023 are industrialisation, collaboration and skills development. They all aim to support the national goals, and not least the activities in ITS Norway will contribute to Norwegian industry being in a position to deliver useful, smart and efficient solutions and services to both Norwegian and international markets.
ITS Norway is active throughout Norway and is involved in a number of projects within the investment areas, together with or on behalf of the members. In this way, the association provides value for its members and remains relevant and effective.