Øyvind Hellan is Vice President Research in SINTEF Ocean, part of Scandinavia's largest independent research organisation. He has more 30 years of experience in R&D, research management and innovation/business development for existing and emerging ocean industries. He has been working on offshore and floating structures for the Norwegian and international offshore and maritime industry, for the European Commission and for international public agencies. He is presently heavily engaged in floating infrastructure projects both in Norway and in Singapore. Hellan has a Ph.D. from NTH in Marine Technology/Marine Structures (1995).