Iceland launches new research strategy

Iceland‘s Science and Technology Policy Council has launched their new strategy for Icelandic science and technology policy. Among other things, the strategy suggests that public and private sector cooperate more.
In the strategy four prioritised areas are highlighted:
  • to establish an internationally outstanding educational and scientific institutional system, closely connected to a dynamic economy
  • to strengthen public competitive funding schemes and merge these in related areas
  • to encourage private firms and the public sector institutions to join efforts in strengthening research and development in order to boost successful and profitable innovation and thus international competitiveness based on knowledge
  • to redefine the role of the public sector in financially supporting scientific monitoring and research in support of public interest, environmental protection and sustainable economic growth.
Read the strategy in pdf (English).
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