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Division for Innovation

The Division for Innovation is a key strategic actor in the effort to realise the Government’s plan for innovation policy.


Executive Director: Anne Kjersti Fahlvik

The Division for Innovation is responsible for mobilising and funding research within and for the Norwegian business sector. The division analyses and develops strategies for research-driven innovation in industry-related thematic areas and for the innovation system as a whole. Its activities extend from direct support to individual companies, research institutes, universities and university colleges, to support for commercialisation of research findings, network building and the establishment of specialised centres.

The division's objective is to ensure that the Norwegian business sector has a firm knowledge base, is sustainable and is equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow in cooperation with an innovation-oriented research and development system (R&D). The participation of the Norwegian business sector in international research cooperation is just as important as mobilising businesses to R&D in Norway.  

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