Markets for applied research

A comparative analysis of R&D-systems in five countries

Markets for applied research compares the national systems for applied research in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden. The report find that Norway has a relatively large domestic market for applied research, and that the research institutes play a more dominant role in the Norwegian market than in the other countries.

The report also highlights some areas that may require new policies for the applied research system. Among these are the question of renewal of the business sector in Norway, addressing the grand, social challenges, and increasing the presence of Norwegian institutions in the international markets for applied research.

The report has been written by  The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in cooperation with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy in Aarhus.