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Centre for Innovation Research (CIR)

The University of Stavanger (UiS) and IRIS (International Research Institute of Stavanger) has established a joint centre for innovation research.

New ideas and concepts are the key to prosperity and to the wealth and wellbeing of nations, regions and individuals.

As the world becomes more globalized, the advanced, high-wage economies must rely on their applied inventiveness to maintain their future prosperity.

Innovation studies

Realizing that most innovation processes take place in organizations, studies of the micro foundations and management of these processes in enterprises and the public sector are essential.

Our collaborative studies with industry and governments inform policy and strategy regionally, nationally and internationally.