as a bridge between stakeholders in Norway and the rest of Europe
Norwegian participation in EU programmes
European collaboration within research, innovation and education
to the development of the European policy in research, innovation and education
Norwegian actors' ability to achieve their international goals
The Norwegian Contact Office for Research, Innovation and Education is as a joint office with three partners : The Research Council of Norway (RCN), Innovation Norway (IN) and and The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku). We offer advice and services to all Norwegian actors within research, innovation and education. We also offer advise and input to stakeholders in Brussels.
The Research Council of Norway is the national strategic and executive body for research and research-based innovation and serves as an advisory body to the government on research policy.
The Research Council seeks to promote an integrated R&D system that supplies high-quality research, develops knowledge for dealing with key challenges to society and the business sector, fosters dynamic interaction within the R&D system nationally and internationally, and creates a framework for learning, application and innovation.
The Research Council’s sphere of action encompasses all subjects and disciplines, all thematic areas and all aspects of society, from basic research to research-based innovation and commercialisation. Research funding allocated via the Research Council’s competitive arenas may be awarded to all qualified Norwegian research environments, companies and public entities.
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.
We support companies in developing their competitive advantage, to enhance innovation, and create value by stimulating profitable business development throughout Norway.
Our programmes, grants and services are intended to create more successful entrepreneurs, more enterprises with capacity for growth, and more innovative business clusters. Innovation Norway is a global actor with offices in all regions of Norway and in close to 40 countries worldwide.
The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) is a Norwegian public sector agency that aims to strengthen the quality of Norwegian education. We promote development and innovation, international cooperation and digital learning.
Diku’s mission is to promote quality in universities and university colleges, tertiary vocational education and artistic research through national and international incentive schemes, as well as enhance quality through internationalisation in primary and secondary education.
Diku is Norway’s official agency for international programmes and measures related to education. In addition to programme administration, Diku is responsible for promoting Norway as a cooperation and study destination, as well as providing information and advisory services within the field of internationalisation in education.