The Centre for Innovation Research Established for an Additional Five Years

The operational term of the existing centre concluded on December 31, 2023. The application for the re-establishment of the centre was approved by the rector on February 20, 2024.

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"We are pleased to be trusted as a research centre at UiS for another five years. This provides a good foundation for further developing the centre into a strong and visible research environment," says Rune Dahl Fitjar, director of the Centre for Innovation Research (CIR).

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Founded in 2007 by the University of Stavanger and the research institute IRIS (now known as Norce), the centre aimed to lead in innovation research both nationally and globally, to enrich educational programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, and to foster collaborations across education, research, and the industry.

Currently, the centre is internationally renowned for its research on innovation and regional development. CIR has earned recognition for its high-quality research that is both relevant to policy and practical applications.

At the University of Stavanger, research groups have the opportunity to apply for the establishment of a research centre. This initiative aims to enhance research activities and elevate the quality of research outputs. Being recognized as a centre allows for increased impact and visibility, which, in turn, can attract leading researchers and external funding.

Centres are initially established for a five-year term, with the possibility of renewal upon term completion.

Written by: Silje Marnburg Ellefsen


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