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The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy

The objective of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy is to further the development of Danish research, technology and innovation to the benefit of society.

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The council

The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy has decided to identify the reasons behind why Danish research has reach such a high level of performance (measuered as impact). DFiR has therefore set out to seek in-depth knowledge in order to answer the question: Why has Danish research developed from being mediocre in the 1980s to being excellent today?

Read the report here.

Projects

Innovative SMEs - Rich and Resilient Societies Have smart Businesses

In the project, DFiR investigates various aspects of the public innovation promotion system, with the aim of mapping out potential opportunities for strengthening the framework conditions for knowledge-based innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Research-Informed Welfare Innovation

Danish municipalities face significant challenges in continuing to deliver high-quality, citizen-focused welfare. DFiR is investigating how best to support the use of research and development to inform and enhance municipal welfare tasks for the benefit of citizens and society.

Universities for the Future

Danish universities are central to maintaining Denmark's prosperity, welfare and democracy and to developing solutions to major societal challenges. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 2003 University Act, DFiR examines the sector's governance and financing structure.

About the Council

About the council

The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR) was established on 1 April 2014. The Council was set up charged with the responsibility to provide policy makers with independent and expert advice on research, technological development and innovation.

The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR) was set up charged with the responsibility to provide the Minister for Higher Education and Science and others with independent and expert advice on research, technological development and innovation at a system level. The responsibility comprises both the research policy and innovation policy advice, which was earlier placed on the Danish Council for Research Policy and the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation.

 

Members

DFiR consist of a chairman and eight members appointed by the Danish minister for Higher Education and Research. The current council was appointed in april 2023 with Professor Frede Blaabjerg as chairman. 

  • Chairman, Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University (reappointment)
  • Professor, Director Mette Birkedal Bruun, University of Copenhagen (reappointment)
  • Professor, Centre Director Jes Broeng, Technical University of Denmark (reappointment)
  • Professor, Centre Director Tine Jess, Aalborg University
  • Head of Programme Poul Toft Frederiksen, The Grundfos Foundation
  • Director Steffen Bohni, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment
  • COO Søren Nedergaard, The Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Professor, Rector Lene Tanggaard, Design School Kolding
  • Dean, Christine Nellemann, DTU

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last modified February 07, 2024