FORSK2015: 21 Priority Areas in Danish Research Policy

13.06.2008
The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has published FORSK2015 – a catalogue of 21 proposals for thematic focus areas in Danish research. The report is based on extensive hearings, dialogue processes and analyses and thus provides a solid basis for determening future priorities for Danish thematic research.
Work on developing the report has been in progress for a year, and hundreds of people have contributed to the identification of the 21 most promising research areas for Denmark in the period ahead.

– After a year of in-depth analysis and broad dialogue processes, the Government and Parliament (Folketinget) can now base their priorities in Danish thematic research on a thoroughly prepared and progressive document, says the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Helge Sander in a press release. He hopes for broad participation in the coming debate.

The FORSK2015 initiative has been implemented through a three stage process: 1) mapping out societal challenges; 2) identifying research areas; 3) evaluating the societal and industrial potential of these research areas, and the conditions that need to be fulfilled in order to make the most of such potential. The results of this process are now presented in the final report.


Read also: “Horizon Scan and ‘Usercontribution’ in Danish Research Policy” (2007-09-06)

Download the catalogue FORSK2015 (in Danish only)
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