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Research Council of Norway on eGov R&I


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Short presentation from the Research Council of Norway on Research for Public Sector Innovation and Renewal, given at National Science Foundation, Washington DC, USA, March 18th, 2010.

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Research Council of Norway on eGov R&I

  1. 1. Research for Public Sector Innovation and Renewal in Norway New York, Boston, Albany, Washington DC, 14th – 20th March 2010 Coordinator, Research for Innovation in Government, Trond Knudsen [email_address] ,
  2. 2. The Research Council of Norway – a strategic government agency <ul><li>RCN Main tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Advise the government on research policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and stimulate public and private R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Create arenas for cooperation and knowledge distribution </li></ul>The Research Council in Norway, - for all disciplines and segments within the research sector
  3. 3. <ul><li>Advising Government on research policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Funding academic and industrial research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting the role of R&D in innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating arenas for cooperation and knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating internationalisation of Norwegian R&D </li></ul>The Research Council of Norway Annual budget: 5,7 bill. NOK = 700 USD
  4. 4. The Council distributes about 30 % of public expenditures on R&D in Norway Public share of Funding of R&D in Norway: 42% Industry Institutes The University sector Other Ministries Ministry of Education and Research The Research Council
  5. 5. Thematic priority areas – RCN activities Where is research performed ? (NOK mill.) Other Universities and univ. colleges Institutes Trade and industry
  6. 6. Important funding instrument: Large-scale programmes <ul><li>VERDIKT Core Competence and Growth in ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic, long-term knowledge development to meet national research-policy priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic and dynamic arena for communication and cooperation </li></ul>NORKLIMA Climate Change and its Impacts in Norway PETROMAKS Optimal Management of Petroleum Resources RENERGI Clean Energy for the Future NANOMAT Nanotechnology and New Materials FUGE Functional Genomics in Norway AQUACULTURE An Industry in Growth
  7. 7. VERDIKT Core Competence and Value Creation in ICT <ul><li>VERDIKT is RCN’s large strategic programme on ICT </li></ul><ul><li>The only research programme targeting ICT research </li></ul><ul><li>VERDIKT's vision: </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian ICT research will put Norway at the forefront of the development and application of knowledge to enhance interaction, innovation and value creation in the ICT-based network community. </li></ul>
  8. 8. VERDIKT – RCN’s strategic ICT-programme Annual budget (2010): 170 mill NOK (22 mill USD) <ul><li>Competence – Educate researchers, build research competence </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge – Research results relevant for society and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation – Value creation driven by ICT-research </li></ul><ul><li>Status: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total project volume: 1,5 mrd. NOK (200 mill USD) VERDIKT funding: 780 mill. NOK (100 mill USD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 research projects / 145 PhD-students / 45 post doc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Core Competence and Value Creation with ICT in the international forefront” </li></ul>
  9. 9. VERDIKT Priority Research focus and topics:
  10. 10. Part of the Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration on &quot;Improving the human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base,1998-2002&quot; under the EU 5th Framework Programme Innovation in the Public Sector
  11. 11. Challenges for R&D for eGovernment Innovation <ul><li>Quality and efficiency indicators </li></ul><ul><li>R&D research organisation instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Structural challenges of interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder involvement </li></ul>
  12. 12. Main Research Funding Instruments for eGovernment <ul><li>Researcher driven projects </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership R&I projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company (Supplier) Managed Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Government Managed Projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demoprojects (Høykom, LivingLabs) </li></ul><ul><li>Network projects </li></ul>
  13. 13. A Nordic model: eGovernement with a participative approach <ul><ul><li>Proposal invitations from the Research Council of Norway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three breakthrough project examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eGovMon - eGovernment Monitor ( ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Semicolon - Semantic and organisational interoperability in communicating and collaborating organisations ( ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RNeF - The Norwegian Resource Network of eGovernment ( ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>eGovMon - eGovernment monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Co-funded by RCN for 3.5 years: 20 Pilot Municipalities, Research partners from 5 countries, Includes 3 PhD students. </li></ul><ul><li>A methodology and demonstrator tools to evaluate four indicators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* A ccessibility * T ransparency * E fficiency * I mpact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All project results to be available under Open license. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from VERDIKT: 13,20 mNOK 37.9% </li></ul><ul><li>International funding: 1,17 mNOK </li></ul><ul><li>Partners’ contributions: 20,49 mNOK </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>34,86 mNOK </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>More than 20 Pilot municipalities: Askøy, Grimstad, Haugesund, Hof, Hole, Holmestrand, Horten, Kongsberg, Larvik, Mandal, Nøtterøy, Rana, Re, Sandefjord, Ski , Stokke, Tjøme, Tønsberg, Trondheim …. Private and public entities Tingtun AS (co-ordinator), DIFI, KS, PT, The Delta Centre, Deloitte, FTB. Academic institutions Copenhagen Business School, MIP–Politecnico di Milano, Aalborg University, Vestfold University College, University of Agder. Please try out the accessibility checker demo! :
  15. 15. <ul><li>Biggest potential for Change: Nord Trøndelag </li></ul><ul><li>Best County: Telemark </li></ul>
  16. 16. Semicolon Interoperability Collaboration between public sector organisations Collaboration inside public sector organisations Fragmented public sector: isolated information models Public sector organisations Semantic and Organisational Interoperability in Communicating and Collaborating Organisations
  17. 17. Some New Public Sector R(&D) projects <ul><li>Evidence-based care processes: Integrating knowledge in clinical information systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner: The hospital ”Sykehuset innlandet HF”, PL: Øystein Nytrø, SINTEF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PETweb II - Privacy-respecting Identity Management for e-Norge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner: Gjøvik Univ. College, PL: Professor Einar Snekkenes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Autonomy and Automation in an Information Society for All </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner: UiO, PL: Professor Tone Bratteteig </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global health e-infrastructures: Integration and use of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner: Univ. of Oslo, PL: Professor Kristin Braa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UNIMOD - Universal Design in Multimodal Interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner: ICT Norway, Department Director Riitta Hellman </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. … . Moving forward <ul><li>International Cooperation to Support </li></ul><ul><li>Government eServices for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreseeing needs through ‘semantic personalization’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With one-click services in web 2.0 mash-up technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe and secure, with ample participation possibilities? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citizens’ eServices across borders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At any geographical spot, in any channel? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With access to any service at any level in any public unit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting governance and trust in redefined democracies? </li></ul></ul>