Innovation policy and Internet searching
Welcome to my web site. Here you will find information both about my work and my life.
My work has been focused on innovation- and research policy development, first as an adviser and science and policy expert at the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and later as a researcher and Deputy Director at the Norwegian research institute NIFU STEP.
In 2006 I became Director of Strategy at the Research Council of Norway, and from 2009 onwards I was the head of the cross unit Science Project in the Ministry of Education and Research. I am now working as an innovation policy special adviser at Innovation Norway.</p>
Throughout my career I have been working actively vis-a-vis the European Commission. I have, for instance, been Senior Analyst for the Nordic countries in the EU Trend Chart on Innovation. For three years I was leading the EU Fifth Framework Programme research project PUBLIN, on innovation in the pulbic sector. Until December 2012 I was Chair of OECD's project on international STI collaboration for global challenges: STIG.
Ouside our regular work, my wife Susanne and I are actively involved in various Web projects. We have edited and administered the Pandia.com site since 1998. It was at a time Europe's largest site devoted to the search engine industry and Internet searching. Due to other pressing engagements it is now in a hiatus.
My Cand. Philiol. thesis (in the History of Ideas) was on the Norwegian psychiatrist Trygve Braatøy and his influence on Norwegian medicine and physiotherapy.