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The future is green for Norway’s research

Norway is midway through what its politicians call a “triple transition” in innovation policies. It is diversifying its economy away from oil and gas, boosting its R&D efficiency and ensuring research tackles societal challenges.

Iselin Nybø, who was appointed research and higher education minister in January, is now putting sustainability centre stage as she revises Norway’s long-term R&D plan, which started in 2015 and runs to 2024.

In a speech on 22 March she said a transition to environmentally sustainable technology is likely to be given higher priority when the revision is unveiled in the autumn.

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