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Nordic funding for research and innovation

The Nordic Council of Ministers has established three funding bodies: NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.

This is part of the effort to develop the Nordic region into a leading region for research and innovation in areas where Nordic cooperation generates added value, adds impact and enhances international competitiveness.

The areas of priority are chosen on the basis of established national strategies, and the regional focus supports the EU vision of a common European Research Area (ERA).

Research on forests and agriculture is organised in sector-specific activities. The Research Council of Norway further promotes Nordic research cooperation through the various Nordic joint committees.

Norway holds the presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017.