The CLAIRE Oslo office officially opened the 3rd of June, 2021. The Oslo Office is hosted by Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA), and the office is responsible for CLAIRE activities in Norway and the Nordic region. NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – is a Norwegian collaboration between 8 universities, 3 university colleges and 4 research institutes within AI, machine learning and robotics.
Specifically, the Oslo office is the main organizer of the NordicAIMeet, a symposium for young scholars and PhDs hosted
by CLAIRE in collaboration with NORA. The NordicAIMeet is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The Oslo office is actively working with institutions in Norway to apply for Horizon 2020 calls through NORA.EU, an initiative which was funded by the Research Council of Norway in 2021. The Oslo Office, via NORA is also involved in NEMONOOR, the newly established European Digital Innovation Hub in Norway. Nemonoor is a seven-year EU project led by Digital Norway (Toppindistrisenteret), with Smart Innovation Norway, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway Health Tech, NTNU, SINTEF, and ÅKP as partners. Through CLAIRE, the Oslo Office will work to connect and collaborate with other EDIHs in Europe.
Members of the Oslo office also participate in the CLAIRE Innovation Network, Communications and Outreach taskforce, and are actively involved in analyzing and contributing towards European Commission AI policy issues.