Both energy industry and academia are moving fast forward.

But do they move the same direction?

The universities may have a wider approach to the subjects and may create new solutions. But new solutions need the industry to be brought into life.

The development of teaching programs and petroleum research are depending on industry input, as well as the development of energy industry is depending on new work forces, with a new approach to the technical challenges.

This paper will show experiences from how new technology development, designed by an oil company together with a service company, was implemented into a university program. It shows how the offspring moved on to several companies and universities.

We will as well present studies of how technology science is planning to meet the future need of competence, and how energy industry is adapting to meet future technical challenges by sending signals back to the next generation of engineers.

The daily reminder of climate change, the green shift, and development of renewable energy have given several oil companies reasons to redefine themselves as energy companies.

This fact opens doors into new rooms where technology, competence and research will be focusing several energy sources. The best combination of technology and competence for multi-energy sources may be developed in a good collaboration between academia and energy industry.

Several universities in Norway have redefined their education program in order to cover multi-energy sources. This paper shows how good experiences from industry-academia collaboration may be forwarded into new projects with a win win win effect for academia, industry and society.

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