About us

NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge. We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels.

NORCE is one of Norway's largest independent research institutes, and has 700 employees, 1 500 projects, an annual turnover of NOK 890 million, and some 500 scientific publications per year.

If we include NORCE's subsidiaries, the group has 800 employees from around the world. The group's knowledge is represented in several countries, and its turnover is over NOK 1 billion.

NORCE's main office is in Bergen, and the group has a strong presence in Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo.

Subsidiaries:

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS was founded on 3 July 2017. The company currently owns five research institutes in southern and western Norway that will be integrated into the company in 2018. They are: Agderforskning AS, Christian Michelsen Research AS, International Research Institute of Stavanger AS, Teknova AS and Uni Research AS.

The largest stakeholders in NORCE are the University of Bergen, the University of Stavanger and the University of Agder. NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS is the company's legal name.

Organisation

In 2018 five research institutes in southern and western Norway will be integrated into NORCE. During the fall 2018 a new organisation will be established.

Background

The foundation of NORCE was the result of an initiative on the part of the University of Bergen, the University of Stavanger and the University of Agder. They wanted to join forces to create a powerhouse for research that will lead the way in innovation, value creation and research.

More about the background

Management

Elisabeth M. Støle
CEO
elst@norceresearch.no


PA to CEO
Ragnhild Andreassen
Tel.: 0047 920 33 993
E-mail: raan@norceresearch.no

Christina T. Brunner
Vice President HR
chbr@norceresearch.no

Thor Arne Håverstad
Vice President Integration
thha@norceresearch.no

Steinar Meling
COO
stme@norceresearch.no

Henrik Solberg-Johansen
CFO
heso@norceresearch.no

Janne Værnø
Vice President Communications
E-post: jvar@norceresearch.no

Aina M. Berg
Executive Vice President - Energy
aibe@norceresearch.no

Trond M. Dokken
Executive Vice President - Climate
trdo@norceresearch.no

Kristin M. Flornes
Executive Vice President - Technology
krfl@norceresearch.no

Christopher Giertsen
Executive Vice President - Commercialization
chgi@norceresearch.no

Ingvild Eide Graff
Executive Vice President - Health
ingr@norceresearch.no


Ingrid Helgøy
Executive Vice President - Social Science
ihel@norceresearch.no

Hans T. Kleivdal
Executive Vice President - Environment
hakl@norceresearch.no


Board


Media contact

Janne Værnø
Tel: +47 951 87 636
E-mail: jvar@norceresearch.no