The Science and Innovation Network is based in 40 countries/territories around the world. We engage with the local science & innovation community in support of UK policy overseas and also create strategic relationships to harness the value of science & innovation discoveries and investments overseas, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits.

Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Norway and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the network.

The British Embassy in Norway has one Science and Innovation Officer, a position recently established. The UK is Norway’s most significant research collaborator within the EU, followed by France and Germany, and is second only to the United States globally. The work in Norway aims to enhance collaboration and lead to mutual benefits for the UK and Norway.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape and science collaboration between UK and Norway, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot here.

Our services

SIN Norway exists to facilitate policy exchange between the UK and Norway, and to stimulate collaborative partnerships between the two countries – particularly focusing on Horizon 2020 matchmaking.

  • map the Norwegian science and innovation landscape to align opportunities with UK priorities
  • identify and develop collaboration and partnerships within academia, institutes and government
  • stimulate strategic science collaborations with Norway and deliver wider policy goals

Priorities

In support of the UK Science and Innovation strategy, SIN Norway is part of the SIN Nordic team and shares these five priorities across the region:

  • Oceans
  • life Science
  • Digital/ICT
  • Low Carbon Technologies
  • Arctic

Our recent successes

  • SIN launch
  • NFF – hosting GCSA meetings
  • bringing Norwegian scientists to Imperial College Science Forum

Our people

Karina Garnes Reigstad, Science and Innovation Policy Adviser (Oslo)

Contact us

Science & Innovation Office
British Embassy Oslo
Thomas Heftyes gate 8
0264 Oslo

Karina.reigstad@fco.gov.uk (+47) 23 13 28 23

Follow us

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Our Ambassador Richard Wood onTwitter

British Embassy in Oslo on Twitter

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