The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) is in charge of promoting and supporting Norwegian basic and applied research in all areas of science, technology, medicine and the humanities. It also advises the Norwegian Government on research policy. RCN works together with research institutions as well as the private and public sectors to enhance financial and quality targets in Norwegian research and innovation activities. Important goals include raising the general level of the understanding of research in society as a whole and supporting innovation in all sectors and branches of industry. RCN is a strategic body which identifies areas of special effort, allocates research funds and evaluates the resulting research.
Innovation Norway (IN)
In January 2004, Innovation Norway is responsible for the tasks formerly carried out by The Norwegian Tourist Board, the Norwegian Trade Council, the The Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Fund, SND and the Government Consultative Office for Inventors, SVO. Innovation Norway promotes nationwide industrial development profitable to both the business economy and Norwayâ€™s national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts and regions by contributing towards innovation, internationalisation and promotion. Innovation Norway has offices in all the Norwegian counties and in more than 30 countries world wide. The head office is located in Oslo. Our core group of clients are Norwegian companies, predominantly SMEs.