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Pumps & Pipes Norway 2018

- Igniting technology transfers

We are delighted to invite you to this very first conference - PUMPS & PIPES NORWAY 2018.

Cross-industry Collaborations (CIC)
This conference aims to be the preferred business innovation platform where professionals from the industry and the medical sector can share knowledge, challenges and methods as a driver for innovation and value creation.

We want to ignite technology transfers and help businesses getting access to researchers, start collaborations and meeting investment partners. We believe that the solution to your problem may well be in ‘’The Other Guy’s Toolkit’’. 

Conference speakers
The speakers are leading experts within Energy, Medicine, Aerospace, Technology and Engineering.

Do you want to share your ideas and competence? Call for abstracts
The dead-line for abstract submission is September 1, 2018.

Date: 17-18 October 2018
Venue: Sola Strand Hotel

About the organizers
The main organizer is Norway Pumps & Pipes. The cooperative partners behind the initative are Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), University of Stavanger (UiS), Greater Stavanger, and Norsk Olje & Gass (The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association).

This is the 1st Norway Pumps & Pipes Conference, and is an adaptation of the Pumps & Pipes Houston Conference series. Together with the cooperative partners, industry partners, and Houston Pumps & Pipes (www.pumpsandpipes.com), we will strive to develop NP&P as a dynamic tool in order to develop new ideas, new solutions and new products.

​If you have any questions about the conference or abstract submission process, please contact Research Director, Thor Ole Gulsrud by email or mobile +47 469 69 237.
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Some of the speakers

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Alan B. Lumsden, M.D., is the "founding father" of Pumps & Pipes in the US. He is the Walter W. Fondren III Chair, Medical Director of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lumsden has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of endovascular surgery. He has clinical and research expertise in: Stent graft treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms; Stenting and endarterectomy in carotid arterial disease; Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Lumsden also conducts FDA-mandated training for surgeons nationwide in a carotid stenting simulator housed at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Lumsden’s research interests include: Developing novel minimally invasive methods of therapy; Integrating Imaging in the Operating Room. 

Dr. Lumsden is always looking towards the future, a future that includes innovation and collaboration with other industries. In 2006, Dr. Lumsden was on a plane working on a presentation. Sitting next to him was a pipeline engineer with ExxonMobil. The engineer asked Dr. Lumsden what the presentation was about; Dr. Lumsden explained it was about joining blood vessels together. The engineer said, “That is exactly how the pipeline business works.” This is how Pumps & Pipes came to fruition. Founded in 2007, Pumps & Pipes consists of Houston Methodist, ExxonMobil and NASA. The one-day event held every December has been webcast to nearly 60 countries. The core values of the program are education, communication and collaboration, with the goal of finding solutions using the other guy’s toolkit. 

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From left: Nina Fagerheim Åmodt (CMO) and Elen Haugs Langvik (COO) from Tidewave R&D AS will present their unique story.

GENTLE MOVEMENT: Tidewave R&D AS develops a unique and smart turning mattress that automatically turns and moves users with reduced mobility, on a self-contained time interval.
Elen and Nina have backgrounds in business studies with specialization in entrepreneurship. They met at the University of Stavanger while pursuing a MSc in Change Management, and started working with the Tidewave idea together with their fellow student, Bjørn. Now the company has five employees, a patented technology and has reached successful results with their prototype. 

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Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen is the Director General in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.

Schjøtt-Pedersen is also Chair of the Board in Sparebanken Nord-Norge. Schjøtt-Pedersen has extensive experience in Norwegian politics and used to serve as Minister of Fisheries from 1996-1997, Minister of Finance from 2000-2001, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2006-2013, and from 2009-2013 he served as Minister and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister. Schjøtt-Pedersen is educated cand.mag. from the University of Oslo and also holds an MBA from Copenhagen Business School.


Hans Petter Eng is founder and CEO of qWave AS.  

qWave AS is in the process of developing a range of tools and services for perforation, testing and stimulation of wells in the oil industry, based on new technology/techniques invented by qWave. The key principle behind the technology is however inspired by a technique/procedure that has been in use within medicine for more than 30 years, known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This presentation is about a journey that started almost 23 years ago, and will take you through the ups and downs, the importance of finding the right collaborators, and other thoughts, reflections and insights into the life of an early start-up company.

Hans Petter Eng has more than 21 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, having held various managerial and technical positions both within oil service and E&P companies. This experience includes thirteen years working for Schlumberger in Norway and on various international postings, three years with small to mid-cap Norwegian E&P companies such as 4sea energy, Aker Exploration and Det norske oljeselskap (now Aker BP), one year as Founder and Managing Director of Prodeon AS –a company focusing on unlocking the potential from marginal oil discoveries, and one year as Norway Country Manager for Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants. In June 2015 he founded qWave AS, a company destined to develop a range of tools and services for perforation, testing and stimulation of wells in the oil industry.

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Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl, PhD within biomechanics and researcher at SINTEF.

Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl has been working in the field of biomechanics for almost 10 years and her background is a master in mechanical engineering from NTNU. After finishing her master she worked as a trainee within process engineering in Statoil in Stavanger before she returned to NTNU to do a PhD within biomechanics. The topic of the PhD was blood flow simulations in patient specific heart models developed from medical imaging like ultrasound and/or MRI. After finishing her PhD she continued her work in SINTEF. She is currently leading the SINTEF project "CardioSIM" (2013-2018) where the focus is on developing simulation models from ultrasound recordings and to create a test facility for validation of simulation models against ultrasound.

Adnan A.M. Aqrawi
,  Lead Consultant-Innovation at the Research and Technology Sector of Equinor (previously Statoil).

Adnan A.M. Aqrawi is based in Stavanger, Norway since 2012 and with the rest of the innovation team he established the Equinor Innovation Tool Box. He also facilitates Innovation Challenge Workshops for generating new business ideas. Aqrawi manages Blue Sky and Radical Ideas and prepares for their peer review to be further matured and approved as accelerators for prototyping and testing.

He has around 35 years of international experiences as a Petroleum Geoscientist working for several research centers and oil companies in the Middle East, Malaysia, USA and Norway. He joined Equinor in 2001 and has mostly been involved in international activities for Exploration and Business Development.

He was also a Professor II (2014-2016) at the University of Stavanger (UiS), where he developed a new Carbonate Reservoir Geology course for MSc students. Adnan has an extensive list of publications in various international journals and conferences, and co-authored a book on “The Petroleum Geology of Iraq” in 2010, which was sponsored by Statoil and BP, and published by the Scientific Press, UK.


Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD, Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation at the Dell Medical School, Austin. 

In his current role, as the Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation at the Dell Medical School, he is responsible for creating and growing initiatives to support health-related translational research at UT Austin. This includes leading the newly formed Texas Health Catalyst Program which brings product development and commercialization expertise from industry into the academic setting to maximize the health impact of academic research. Most recently, he was Associate Director of Early Translational Research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he helped develop and led the UCSF Catalyst Program which successfully leveraged industry partners to help identify, support and translate technologies through and out of the university.   

Prior to his tenure in academia, Ruben co-founded and grew a number of healthcare companies, including most recently, StrataGent Life Sciences, where he helped developed a needle free, wearable infusion pump that was honored with a 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product. Ruben has a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College, London University, and an MS and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD has more than 15 years of biomedical leadership experience in several companies founded on technologies invented and developed in academic institutions.

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Fredrik Bærheim, Advisor and project manager at NUI AS. 

Educated anaesthetic nurse and has over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine. Now working as advisor and project manager at NUI AS. Prior to this he worked as a supervisor on the high volume emergency ambulance in Bergen South. Simultaneously he developed and managed his own publishing company, through which he wrote and published three editions of a medical operating manual. In his current position av NUI he is mostly working with innovation and development, mainly transfer of subsea technology to the health sector, but also HSEQ, ICT, marketing and social media.


Registration Norway Pumps & Pipes Conference

October 17-18. Call for abstracts: June 20

Conference registration

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Sola Strand Hotel is located by the sand dunes at Sola beach, outside Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. The hotel offers 135 bedrooms, modern conference facilities, a first-class restaurant, unique event facilities and Nordsjøbadet Spa.

Please contact the hotel directly. You are of course welcome to chose accomodation elsewhere, but since the hotel is also venue for the conference it is a very convenient choice.
Rate: NOK 1,435/night (breakfast and access to spa area included). Use code NPP2018
E-mail: booking@sola-strandhotel.no 
Phone: +47 51 94 30 00. .

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Abstract submission instructions

The dead-line for abstract submission is September 1, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance of their contributions and the type of presentation (oral or poster) by September 15, 2018 (subject to changes). Submitted short abstracts will be subject to peer-review by the Scientific Committee of the conference. Accepted contributions will be presented either as oral presentations or posters according to the decision of the Scientific Committee and the Paper Chairs. All accepted short abstracts (250 words) will be published in the Abstract Book subject to the author’s confirmation of presenting the paper and registering as a paid delegate.

Authors of accepted short abstracts have the option to indicate whether they wish to publish their work as extended abstracts (500-1500 words) in the Abstract Book. Deadline for submission of extended abstracts is September 28, 2018 and detailed information on the submission of extended abstracts will be distributed together with the decision letter.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Research Director, Thor Ole Gulsrud by email or mobile +47 469 69 237.

Abstract theme
The abstract should be related to one of these themes:
  • Work on cross-industry (Medicine and Energy) collaboration.
  • Work within Energy or Medicine.
  • Presentation of challenge(s) from Energy to Medicine, or vice versa.

The title should use sentence case with the first letter uppercase and subsequent letter lowercase with exception of proper nouns or acronyms and, should not exceed 15 words.
The title should clearly define the topic.

Authors and Affiliations 
The compulsory details are: First name and Last name, Affiliation (organization), Country, Please indicate only one author as the presenter.

Body of the abstract 
The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words, and the limit relates to the actual text of the abstract. The abstract must be written in English. Please do not include any pictures or graphics.

Terms and conditions 
In submitting an abstract all presenters agree to the following terms and conditions:
  • I confirm that each author / presenter listed agree with the content of this abstract and has given permission to be listed as an author / presenter.
  • I have checked the accuracy of the information and referencing within this abstract.
  • I understand that should my abstract be accepted for presentation, I am required to complete a conference registration. I understand that my abstract will not be published until my registration and full payment has been received.
  • I hereby provide permission for the Organizers and the Scientific Committee of the Congress to publish my abstract in the Abstract Book and on the Conference website
  • I understand that my abstract will be published, if accepted, as submitted and that no editing to grammar or spelling will be undertaken by the Scientific Committee.


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