Nordic Health Research and Innovation Networks (NRI-Networks or in short NRI) is an independent, non-profit organisation working to promote health research and innovation in the Nordic region.
NRI is based on partnership where the partners are university hospitals, universities and other research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, the medical technical industry, governmental bodies and patient organisations.
There are four primary tasks of NRI:
Conferences - the NRI-Conference is arranged yearly. It is the primary arena for the Nordic health research community for exchange of knowledge and transfer of competency from one country to another.
Development - the NRI-Networks acts as a catalyst and facilitator for initiatives that our members find interesting and challenging.
Projects - the NRI-Networks initiates projects in order to develop our knowledge base.
Information - the NRI-Networks is developing www.nordicnetworks.org as the common website for information dissemination about health research and innovation in the Nordic countries.
Ensure the best health services possible for everybody in the Nordic countries
The organisation is built on the conviction that in order to achieve the vision, we need to strengthen research, innovation and development at Nordic hospitals.
NRI has defined six focus areas:
- Nordic cooperation in health research and innovation
- The organisation of health research and innovation
- The financing of health research and innovation
- The politics of health research and innovation
- The implementation of health research and innovation
- The relationship between hospitals and the industry