NORA – The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – aims to strengthen Norwegian research and education within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, as well as other relevant research that supports the development of artificial intelligence applications.
NORA shall contribute in developing joint research projects between partners, NORA will take an active part in establishing start-up companies in the artificial intelligence field, as well as strengthening the collaboration between the consortium partners' research communities and the business community.
The consortium will further contribute to positioning Norwegian research in artificial intelligence on the international arena and have a special responsibility for developing activities aimed at Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. In addition, the consortium will create meeting places and host various events for researchers and students.
The NORA consortium was established 21 November 2018. The consortium consists of the following partners: the University of Agder, the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Simula Research Laboratory AS, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, the University of Oslo and the University of Stavanger. There is great interest in NORA and the consortium will be expanded with new partners.
The NORA Consortium Board
Chair of the Board: Pinar Heggernes, University of Bergen
Morten Irgens, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Morten Dæhlen, University of Oslo
Rachel Thomas, Simula Research Laboratory AS
Michael R. Hansen, University of Agder
Kenneth Ruud, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Anne Cathrine Gjærde, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Kristin Flornes, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
Tom Ryen, University of Stavanger
CEO of NORA