NORWEGIAN STRATEGY FOR ICT RESEARCH
                          - a proposal

                                              ...
”ICT-R&D” – Public investments in MNOK
             (2005-2009)



                                2005    2006    2007   ...
Expenditure (MNOK) on ICT R&D
                 Universities, research institutes,
                      Business and indus...
R&D contribution from the Norwegian Research Council
      ICT vs other thematic areas (2000-2005)
Background

June 2009, the Norwegian government decided to
develop a common national ICT research strategy.
Organisation

                                Governmental
                                 institutions
             Busi...
Guidelines and restrictions

The strategy should:

   •   address the 9 research objectives stated in “Forskningsmeldingen...
The strategy should

1) Define the national objectives for Norwegian ICT research


2) Recommendations and proposals for o...
The purpose of the strategy?

• Support R&D budget decisions - Government and ministries

• Reference document for the min...
The main deliverables


D1: Sketch – Norwegian ICT R&D strategy
   (7th. January 2010)

D2: Final proposal - Norwegian ICT...
Main activities
 Establishing a     Analysing the      Detailed elaboration
knowledge base     knowledge base   and propos...
- Initial findings -
 ICT research is not a prioritised research area among the politicians

 Only a modest growth in th...
Preliminary
             - strategic priorities -
 Develop a more network centric dynamic research system
    more optim...
Preliminary
             - strategic priorities -
 Multidisciplinary research
    to solve larger and more complex probl...
Contact information

Jan Rasmus Sulebak
Norwegian Research Council
email: jrs@rcn.no
Mobile Phone: +47 93059350
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GoOpen 2010: Jan Rasmus Sulebak

  1. 1. NORWEGIAN STRATEGY FOR ICT RESEARCH - a proposal GOOPEN 2010, 19-20 april Jan Rasmus Sulebak Special adviser, The Research Council of Norway ,
  2. 2. ”ICT-R&D” – Public investments in MNOK (2005-2009) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ”ICT-R&D” Research Council 482 557 628 680 743 INOVATION NORWAY 67 95 112 137 134 Contribution EC ICT PROG. 154 154 97 146 184 Beløpet er i MNOK “SKATTEFUNN “ 749 684 683 591 650 TOTAL 1 452 1 490 1 574 1 554 1711
  3. 3. Expenditure (MNOK) on ICT R&D Universities, research institutes, Business and industry SECTOR 01 03 05 07 09 Universities and Research inst. 740 1 000 1 249 1 366 - Universities 310 285 468 541 - Institutes 430 715 781 825 Business and industry er i MNOK Beløpet 3 950 4 050 5 196 6 534 Business and industry vs 16/84 20/80 20/80 18/82 Universities and institutes (%) Total 4 690 5 050 6 445 7 900
  4. 4. R&D contribution from the Norwegian Research Council ICT vs other thematic areas (2000-2005)
  5. 5. Background June 2009, the Norwegian government decided to develop a common national ICT research strategy.
  6. 6. Organisation Governmental institutions Business and industry Universities and Research institutes Employers and branch organizations Work The Norwegian secretary group Research Council Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Ministry of Government Education Trade and Transport and Health and Administration and Research Industry Communication Care Services
  7. 7. Guidelines and restrictions The strategy should: • address the 9 research objectives stated in “Forskningsmeldingen” Report NO. 30 (2008-2009) ”Klima for forskning” • reflect the increased ambitions stated in the “IKT-meldingen” Report NO. 17 (2006-2007) ”Eit informasjonssamfunn for alle” • reflect the objectives stated in “Report of Innovation” Report NO. 7 (2008-2009) ”Et nyskapende og bærekraftig Norge”
  8. 8. The strategy should 1) Define the national objectives for Norwegian ICT research 2) Recommendations and proposals for organisational, structural and thematic priorities and actions necessary to achieve the objectives 3) Plan for implementation
  9. 9. The purpose of the strategy? • Support R&D budget decisions - Government and ministries • Reference document for the ministries own R&D strategies • Framework for the Norwegian Research Council - programs and instruments for ICT research.
  10. 10. The main deliverables D1: Sketch – Norwegian ICT R&D strategy (7th. January 2010) D2: Final proposal - Norwegian ICT R&D strategy (15th. May 2010)
  11. 11. Main activities Establishing a Analysing the Detailed elaboration knowledge base knowledge base and proposals for actions Norwegian ICT R&D Needs of the Vision, society objectives and Strategy for overall Norwegian ICT International strategy research trends Political priorities
  12. 12. - Initial findings -  ICT research is not a prioritised research area among the politicians  Only a modest growth in the ICT R&D investments the last years  Increasing need for ICT-research in Norway  Problems with recruitment and access to qualified research personnel  Several excellent but small and vulnerable research groups  The ICT industry  many small and medium scale companies  innovation and development intensive but not very research intensive  large growth potential within certain niche markets  There is a lack of coordination among the main players in the research system  Increased focus Internet technology, smart systems and “internet of things “living labs” and user oriented open innovation
  13. 13. Preliminary - strategic priorities -  Develop a more network centric dynamic research system  more optimal use of resources - personnel and money  more effective coordination of resources among the players Increased emphasise on user driven open innovation  virtual networks and living labs  ICT as a tool for ICT research!  Scientific ICT expert teams  across institutional boarders  national resource – research and policy making International collaboration and internationalization  increase Norwegian research capacity  stimulate networking
  14. 14. Preliminary - strategic priorities -  Multidisciplinary research  to solve larger and more complex problems  stimulate creativity and new ideas  Strengthen the ICT research collaboration between Universities and Business and industry  more research intensive ICT industry  stimulate business partnership –  Prioritise the research efforts - strategic projects  Larger and more ambitious projects  Addressing societal challenges  Generic research on specific topics of high national priority
  15. 15. Contact information Jan Rasmus Sulebak Norwegian Research Council email: jrs@rcn.no Mobile Phone: +47 93059350

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