INTRANSIT is an 8-year research centre (2019-2026) funded by the Research Council of Norway.
INTRANSIT is hosted by the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, and is carried out in collaboration with:
- DIGENT Digitalization and Entrepreneurship
- SINTEF Digital
- Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
User partners and collaboration
INTRANSIT seeks not only to study transformation processes and distil policy advice, rather we base the design on an “engaged scholarship” model, collaborating and working with stakeholders and users to analyse, experiment and facilitate an open dialogue on issues connected to policy for industrial transformation. This, by nature, entails looking broadly on policy for transformation and addressing policy change at multiple levels, by interacting with regional, national and international policy communities.
The main user partners in INTRANSIT are:
- Research Council of Norway
- Ministry of Education and Research
- Ministry of Local Government and Modernization.
The user partners are represented on the centre's board, and 10% of the Research Council's funding of INTRANSIT is set aside for collaborative projects with these organisations. Examples of collaborative projects are seminars, training events, policy briefs and similar.
INTRANSIT also has a stakeholder board that will meet annually to discuss strategic priorities and development of activities in the centre, as well as being a point of contact between researchers and industries, firms and public organizations in empirical work and participating in dissemination activities are tasks for user partners.
The following organisations are currently part of the stakeholder board:
- GCE Blue Maritime
- NCE Energy Technology
- Innovation Norway
- GCE Aquaculture
- Digital Norway
The Research Council's FORINNPOL initiative funds three centres. INTRANSIT is the third, and has the following sister centres:
OSIRIS was the first FORINNPOL centre to be hosted by the TIK centre. OSIRIS (Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science) aims to characterise the process through which research makes an impact in society, by looking at impact in health & care, policy and economic impact of science.