Innovation Norway promotes nationwide industrial development profitable to both the business economy and Norway's national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts and regions by contributing towards innovation, internationalisation and promotion.
Innovation Norway supports the development of European Touring Route with financial, advisory, promotional and international business network services. In return, European Touring Route promotes Innovation Norway and Norway itself, in our marketing, advertising and promotional efforts, at tourism events and trade shows, at motorcycle events and meetings, to our partners, touring clubs, online and on the road.
The four organisations that formed the new organisation were The Norwegian Tourist Board, The Norwegian Trade Council, The Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Fund, SND and the Government Consultative Office for Inventors, SVO.
The new state owned company employs more than 700 people. Innovation Norway has offices in all the Norwegian counties and in more than 30 countries worldwide. The head office is located in Oslo.
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. Innovation Norway supports companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.
Norwegian enterprises have access to a broad business support system as well as financial means. Innovation Norway provides competence, advisory services, promotional services and network services. The marketing of Norway as a tourist destination is also considered one of the organizations important tasks.
By combining local industry knowledge and international networks with the business ideas and the motivation of entrepreneurs, the foundation for new successful businesses is created.
Innovation Norway contributes to:
- Enhancing innovation in Norwegian enterprises and industry.
- Building competitive Norwegian enterprises at both domestic and international markets.
- Promoting Norwegian enterprises.
- Promoting Norway as an attractive tourist destination.
- Securing development in rural areas.
- Transforming ideas into successful business cases.
- Promote interaction between enterprises, knowledge communities and R&D institutions.
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian government's official trade representative abroad. Innovation Norway aims to assist Norwegian businesses grow and find new markets, and are closely affiliated with the Norwegian embassies and consulates worldwide.