Programme for Regional R&D and Innovation (VRI): The programme is designed to promote greater regional collaboration between trade and industry, R&D institutions and the government authorities, and to establish close ties to other national and international network and innovation measures such as the Arena programme, Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) and the Regions of Knowledge initiative.
website: Norvegian programme for Regional Innovation VRI
Programme on Research-based Regional Innovation (FORREGION): The FORREGION programme aims to strengthen the connection between regional, national and international efforts to promote research-based innovation. The programme will continue the effort to make use of the country’s full knowledge infrastructure and resource base, as a means of enhancing value creation, competitiveness and restructuring capacity. The specific activities under the FORREGION programme will be based on the unique opportunities and challenges found in each region.
website: FORREGION Programme