Moving the Digital Life Sciences in Norway towards increased innovation

Publication date: 27 June 2022 | Report language: EN

This is the second report in a project called “A roadmap for academic research-intensive innovation”, commissioned on behalf of the Digital Life Norway (DLN) project by the University of Oslo. The project is in three parts. The first report (labelled “AS IS”) discussed DLN and its context in the Norwegian research and innovation system and pinpointed issues and weaknesses in the system that could be improved to increase the innovation rate from academic research. This second report (with the working name “TO BE”) involves looking at and learning from good examples internationally and is intended to inform DLN’s work in devising its own roadmap. A subsidiary goal is to inform relevant parts of research and innovation policy in Norway. DLN will produce a third report in the form of a road map and action plan.

The AS IS report found that the Norwegian innovation system relevant to life science and convergence-based innovation was in many respects strong, but also that DLN faces significant challenges: