South Korea spends more than four times as much as Norway on research and innovation.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes Norwegian enterprises needs to be better in investing in this area.
– Norwegian companies do too little research and this is due to two things. It is probably to with the fact that there are not that many of the more research-intensive kind of companies in Norway, but also simply that Norwegian companies are doing too little research. And we have to do something to increase the amount of research, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told NRK news.
Solberg’s stay in South Korea have included experiences and events such as watching robots that can go into areas that are dangerous to humans and 3D printers that can be used for medicinal purposes, including the production of implants.
She wants to increase the amount of research being done by Norwegian companies by facilitating various schemes for partnerships with businesses.
The Prime Minister concluded her Asia tour yesterday.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today