They contribute to innovation in business, development in the districts and the development of competitive Norwegian companies. Innovation Norway profiles Norwegian business and Norway as a destination. As a global organization, they are represented i
n more than thirty countries . In countries where they are not represented with their own office, theywill exchange on major international networks through Norway's embassies. In addition, theyare represented in all Norwegian counties .
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is the main owner of 51 per cent, and the county municipalities own 49 per cent. They also manage funds from the Ministry of Local Government and Modernization, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Climate and Environmental Affairs Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and the county councils. Innovation Norway is managed by a board of directors and headed by Managing Director Anita Krohn Traaseth.
Their main goal is to trigger corporate and socio-economic profitable business development and the various opportunities for different regions.
Their goal is to realize increased value creation in Norwegian business. Should they succeed, companies must feel that they are relevant. Sustainable competitive edge is created when the company is economically sustainable while taking responsibility for the company's impact on people, society and the environment.
Many areas of work - comprehensive approach
Innovation Norway has a broad field of work. Every day they work with a variety of different tasks, initiatives, programs, actions and events. Together this forms a whole. It is about making Norwegian business better.
They still have three main areas of work
: Ensure that new businesses can survive and develop
Growth in businesses:
help companies grow and become competitive
contribute to increased value creation and competitiveness by creating good environments for innovation.
These three work areas are partially overlapping. Within all three areas of work they are going to think of internationalization, and they will pay particular attention to the resources women and young people represent.
Areas, Marine, Clean Energy, Bioeconomy, Creative Industries and Tourism, Smart Society and Health and Welfare. These areas are selected based on an overall assessment of the society's future needs or the Norwegian industry's natural advantage. Innovation Norway shall have the knowledge necessary to assess the opportunities that the different sectors have at local and national level.