NIOM moves to NORCE

UniRand AS is to transfer its part-ownership in NIOM AS (Nordic Institute of Dental Materials) and ownership in NUBU AS (Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development) to NORCE AS.

We are pleased that everything is now arranged for the transfer of shares to NORCE which we see as a good majority shareholder for both organisations. The share transfer does not involve a move from Oslo for either organisation; their activities continue as previously“, says Ragnhild Hennum, chair of the board of UniRand.

The new majority shareholder, the research organisation NORCE, has among its shareholders three universities; the Universities of Bergen, Stavanger and Agder, to which, from the New Year, will be added The Arctic University of Tromsø. NORCE carries out research and innovation in the fields of energy, health, climate, environment, sociology and technology.

For NORCE, it is important to maintain these specialist organisations and give them a good home. This arrangement increases the opportunity for synergy with organisations that already are part of NORCE, like the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, West (RKBU Vest) and the Dental Biomaterials Adverse Reaction Unit“, says Ingvild Eide Graff, Director for Health in NORCE.

This is good news for NIOM. We are looking forward to the benefits and synergies of being the subsidiary of a large research organisation”, says professor Jon E. Dahl, CEO of NIOM.