LAST 10 PUBLICATIONS
Startups and Scaleups in the Oslo region – 2022
On behalf of Oslo Business Region, Menon Economics has identified startups and scaleups in the Oslo region. The report highlights startups’ and scaleups’ societal contribution to employment and value creation in the region.
The report shows that the Oslo Region is home to 1886 startups, a reduction of five percent from 2019. Of these, 275 are identified as capital and R&D intensive and are considered to have high growth potential. Furthermore, we find 196 scaleups, an increase of eight percent since 2019. Startups and scaleups in the Oslo region employ 15,400 people and have a value creation of NOK 13 billion, which accounts for two percent of value creation in Oslo. Startup and scaleups accounted for 12 percent of net job growth in the Oslo Region since 2011.
The report can be downloaded here.
Contact in Menon: Per Fredrik Forsberg Johnsen
GCE Blue Maritime: Cluster performance and export potential 2022
Menon Economics has for seven consecutive years studied the competitiveness of the GCE Blue Maritime cluster, measured by key economic performance, both in absolute terms and compared to the rest of the maritime industry in Norway and to international competitors.
In this year’s report, we have placed more emphasis on the cluster’s export, both related to the status today and their future export potential. Export revenues are important, both because they serve as an indicator of the companies’ competitiveness and because success in the export markets contributes to increased innovation and productivity among subcontractors, collaboration partners and other actors in the industry. The maritime industry is one of the largest export industries in the Møre region, where half of the Blue Maritime cluster’s revenues come from export of goods and services.
Floating Offshore wind
STATE OF THE MARKET AND THE EMERGING NORWEGIAN VALUE CHAIN
Menon Economics has conducted a study that assesses the long-term development in the global market for floating offshore wind, the turnover potential and what economic impact a Norwegian-based industry can support. The study was carried out on behalf of Norwegian Offshore Wind, Innovasjon Norge, Norsk Industri, Rederiforbundet, GCE Ocean Technology og GCE Node/Framtidens havvind.
The full report in Norwegian can be downloaded here.
Contact person: Even Winje
Outlook for jobs creation in European battery industry
Development and production of batteries will play a crucial role in Europe’s decarbonisation efforts. Through cutting fossil fuel usage in transportation and electricity production, batteries will help bring down emissions from two sectors which contribute heavily to global emissions. Currently, large-scale political and commercial capital is being mobilised to establish European battery production capabilities as well as a specialised supply chain. Both on a regional, municipal and national level this is one of the most ambitious industrial endeavours in decades. However, there is a distinct lack of credible estimates for the sector’s potential effect on employment and wider economic impact.
In this note we present our estimates for the European battery cell market in 2030, price development, as well as production and value added. The main focus, however, will be jobs creation and economic impact (indirect job creation) in the European battery market. Finally, we take a brief look at the effect factories can have for small and mid-sized cities.
In this note, we employ two different methods to estimate the numbers of jobs in the industry in 2030. We estimate that the number of direct jobs in European battery cell production in 2030 will be 150,000. If we include the indirect effect, we estimate that the battery production value chain can create and sustain roughly 735,000 new jobs in Europe by 2030. In addition, we discuss possible societal effect for small or mid-sized cities which attract large battery production facilities.
The Leading Maritime Cities of the world 2022
The LMC report is compiled in cooperation between Menon Economics and the classification society DNV.
Approximately 15000 cities are benchmarked on 40 different indicators. As before, we benchmark each maritime city based on five key pillars
- Maritime Finance & Law
- Maritime Technology
- Ports & Logistics
- Attractiveness & Competitiveness
Singapore’s strong performance across the five pillars sees it keeps its number one spot overall, followed by Rotterdam and London. Oslo retains its strong position in Maritime Technology and Finance & Law, and takes the 7th place on the total ranking.
Author(s): Erik W. Jakobsen, Lars Martin Haugland, Serli Abrahamoglu, M. Sharin Osman, Deepti Sewraz, Benjamin Dineshkar
Erik W. Jakobsen, Lars Martin Haugland, Serli Abrahamoglu, M. Sharin Osman, Deepti Sewraz, Benjamin Dineshkar
Norwegian Maritime Equipment Suppliers 2021
Menon has since 2014 published a yearly in-depth study of the Norwegian maritime equipment suppliers on behalf of The Federation of Norwegian Industries (“Norsk Industri”)The report is based on maritime equipment manufacturers and analyzes their level of activity – both historical development, status quo and expectations for the future.
Production of ship equipment and other maritime equipment is one of Norway’s few internationally competitive industries that do not rely on natural resources. In 2020, companies producing or selling maritime equipment had a total revenue of close to NOK 150 billion and employed around 34 thousand people.
GCE Blue Maritime 2021
GCE Blue Maritime is one of three Global Centers of Expertise in Norway – the highest level in the hierarchy of Norwegian Innovation Clusters. Menon Economis has for six consecutive years studied the competitiveness of the Blue Maritime cluster, measured by key economic performance, both in absolute terms and compared to the rest of the maritime industry in Norway and to international competitors. In this year’s report, we place more emphasis on the market prospects of the cluster, as a function of expected growth in different market segments and the Blue Maritime cluster position in these markets.
Policy instruments to realise floating offshore wind in Norway
In this report, we have carried out a socio-economic assessment of which policy instruments are most suited to induce private investment in large-scale floating offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. Furthermore, we have assessed the market development over the last 12 months in order to update our 2019-analysis on the prospects of the industry.
GCE Blue Maritime Global Performance Benchmark 2020
Menon Economics has for the fifth year running produced the annual status report for the Blue Maritime Cluster in Møre og Romsdal. The report documents how the maritime cluster in Møre og Romsdal has developed in recent years, benchmarks the cluster’s performance against competitors in Norway and compares recent developments to foreign competitors.
Estimates and prognosis for 2020 and 2021 are included in the analysis.
Menon Economics har for femte gang utarbeidet den årlige klyngeanalysen av GCE Blue Maritime Cluster i Møre og Romsdal på oppdrag fra klyngen selv. Rapporten viser utviklingen i den maritime klyngen og sammenligner klyngens utvikling med konkurrenter i Norge og utlandet.
Estimater og prognoser for 2020 og 2021 er inkludert i rapporten.
Female entrepreneurship in the Nordics 2020 – a comparative study
Menon Economics has on behalf of Nordic Innovation written a report on female entrepreneurship in the Nordics. In the report, we investigate the current entrepreneurial landscape in the Nordics, using data from the statistical agencies in the Nordics and Bureau Van Djik. Even though the Nordic countries are viewed as forerunners on gender equality, far fewer women than men are starting businesses. Also, even though the Nordics are considered to be culturally similar, there are clear differences in the share of female entrepreneurs across the Nordics.
In the study, we provide an overview of factors that may help explain this, looking both at personal characteristics and preferences of the entrepreneurs, and structural factors outside the independent entrepreneurs’ control. The study is concluded with measures to stimulate female entrepreneurship, related to role-models and networks, access to external financing, and competitive disadvantages in industries where women start businesses.