On Friday December 5, the Government launched Norway's first White Paper on innovation policy. Among other initatives, the Government will strengthen the use of design as an innovation tool by setting up a design-driven innovation programme which will be run by the Norwegian Design Council.
The White Paper sets out the Government's aim of establishing favourable conditions for competitive enterprises throughout Norway and developing a society where we provide for our citizens’ needs while maintaining a strong resource base for future generations. The key goal is to have an optimal level of wealth creation, while reducing the strain on the environment. The paper highlights the importance of focusing on innovation in both the private and the public sector.These are some of the headlines of the new White Paper:
A short version of the White Paper can be accessed here: