Strategy for Norway's Scientific and Technological Cooperation with North America

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research hereby presents a strategy for strengthening Norway's scientific and technological cooperation with North America. The objective of this strategy is to strengthen Norway's scientific and technological cooperation with the United States and Canada. (08.04.05)

Strategy for Norway's Scientific and Technological Cooperation with North America

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research hereby presents a strategy for strengthening Norway's scientific and technological cooperation with North America. The objective of this strategy is to strengthen Norway's scientific and technological cooperation with the United States and Canada. Contact with these countries is a profoundly important part of Norway's international research cooperation, and there is a significant potential for expanding this cooperation.

The strategy is a follow-up of Strong Bonds across theAtlantic. A Strategy for Norway's Relations with the United States, adopted by the Norwegian government in 2001, where the need for increased research and higher education cooperation with the United States is emphasized. North America is an important region for Norwegian research collaboration.

The strategy is based on recommendations from a steering group chaired by the Ministry of Education and Research. The group was appointed in response to an initiative taken by the Norwegian embassies in the U.S. and Canada. The steering group consisted of representatives of 11 ministries, the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Council for Higher Education, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Industrial Research Institute Association. The Norwegian embassies in the U.S. and Canada have also been involved in the work.

Strategy for Norway's Scientific and Technological Cooperation with North America (pdf)

Appendix I Terms of reference for devising the strategy (pdf)

Appendix II Norwegian R&D collaboration with the U.S. and Canada - trends and status (pdf)

Appendix III Norwegian Higher Education and Research - Bilateral Partnerships with the U.S. and Canada (pdf)

Appendix IV Research collaboration on scientific articles (pdf)

Appendix V Patents that document collaboration between Norway and North America (pdf)

In Norwegian