About Mechatronics Innovation Lab

Mechatronics Innovation Lab AS (MIL) is part of the national infrastructure for pilot testing, experimental development of industrial products, systems and services for introduction into the market.

MIL offers test equipment and expertise for innovation within mechatronics and related disciplines, such as robotics, sensors, autonomy, AI, vision, AR/VR and Industrial 3D print. As a partner in the Future Materials catapult, we participate with equipment and expertise in materials development.

Introduction video

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The purpose of MIL is to strengthen Norwegian businesses' competitiveness and market position by offering access to test equipment and expertise.

With our technologies, resources and partners, we help companies and entrepreneurs overcome innovation barriers such as access to expertise, test facilities and technology. This will reduce the risk and costs associated with innovation, and reduce the time from idea to market. The center targets all sectors and industries where mechatronics is relevant, including the public sector.

Our customers can test how their existing production process can be made more efficient, and lay out a digital strategy for the company’s production. Furthermore, our customers will be able to plan their restructuring and change to adapt to the requirements of tomorrow’s production processes.

Our vision

We will be an internationally recognized innovation center in mechatronics, where our customers develop tomorrow’s products and production technology. Together, we contribute to solving major societal challenges.

Our mission

We understand the market’s needs and will strengthen our customers’ competitiveness through innovation and access to new technology and cutting-edge expertise.

Who works at MIL?

Technology enthusiasts work at MIL!

We are passionate about new technology, and to see how it can be used to create value in all kinds of contexts.

Mechatronics is introduced

The engineer Tetsuro Mori establishes "Mechatronics" by combining "mechanics and "electronics".


First mechatronics study in Norway

AID, now the University of Agder, offers specialization in mechatronics


Mechatronics Innovation Lab AS is born

The University of Agder founds Mechatronics Innovation Lab AS


MIL opens its doors, and Future Materials is born

The technology laboratory of MIL at the UiA campus opens its doors. In the same year, the Future Materials catapult center is established, and MIL becomes a partner.


A national center for technology and innovation

Today, MIL has become a national center for innovation and technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, industrial 3D printing and technology qualification.

Now and in the future