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Conference: The potential of cross-cutting cooperation on innovation

Hotel Bristol, Kristian IV's gate 7, 0164 Oslo
01.03.2018 09:30 CET
01.03.2018 15:00 CET
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Cooperation plays an increasingly important role in finding solutions to grand challenges and creating a framework for groundbreaking research and innovation. This year’s knowledge base conference will examine the types of collaborative constellations needed to meet future research policy challenges and how to cultivate these most successfully.

Research breakthroughs often occur in the interface between different research fields and in the meeting between different areas of knowledge. The grand challenges facing society are complex and call for new forms of cooperation and partnership between private, public and non-governmental stakeholders and relevant users. At the same time, the OECD points out that the sectoral principle underlying Norwegian research policy limits the potential for cross-sectoral research and innovation. 

  • Minister of Research and Higher Education Iselin Nybø will discuss possible changes in the research policies of the recently re-formed government.
  • Mariana Mazzucato will discuss how to improve the distribution of returns and risk among public and private actors. She will also take a closer look at how this type of partnership can be developed within the framework of the European Commission’s work on “missions”.
  • Jack Stilgoe will present a framework for responsible innovation and provide his assessment on how the general public and researchers can work together in a meaningful manner.
  • Sir Mark Wahlport will share his thoughts on how a new, consolidated British research and innovation agency will finance the best research and innovation collaborative efforts and ideas, across disciplines and sectors alike.

A recent analysis of Norwegian interdisciplinary research will also be presented, as well as findings from an ongoing, OECD comparative analysis of the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish research systems. 

​The Research Council's three Awards for Young Outstanding Researchers will be presented  on the day of the conference.

The registration deadline is 20 February 2018. Click here to register (Norwegian only).

Click here for the conference programme (in Norwegian).