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Data – an important driver for growth in the Norwegian economy 

Statssekretær Paul Chaffey (H) presenterte hovedpunkter fra regjeringens storstingsmelding om datadrevet økonomi allerede tirsdag for Energy Valleys medlemmer. Meldingen fremlegges senere denne uken.
By Maja Busch Sevaldsen, EU Advisor|Published 24 March 2021|Category: News

State secretary Paul Chaffey underlines the governments ambition to create more jobs and using data as a resource in his opening remarks at Energy Valleys forum for datadriven energy transition.  

Statssekretær Paul Chaffey (H) presenterte hovedpunkter fra regjeringens stortingsmelding om datadrevet økonomi og innovasjon allerede tirsdag for Energy Valleys medlemmer. Meldingen fremlegges senere denne uken. Foto: Torbjørn Tandberg/KMD

– Data sharing is contributing to value creation today, but there is still a big potential for growth, said Chaffey.  

Energy Valley put the data driven energy transition on the agenda Tuesday, and invited a long list of speakers to discuss challenges and opportunities connected to data sharing.  

Paul Chaffey, State Secretary to the Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation opened the forum to present the Governments brand new white paper on data as a resource – data-driven economics and innovation, which will be presented to the parliament on Friday this week.  

The State Secretary also underlined the importance of international cooperation in the data economy, and pointed to the EU as a key partner. The creation of the European Data Spaces, and the EUs work on establishing a common regulatory framework will be important, also for Norway.  

The white paper on data outlines the new policy for how Norway should create value with data as a resource. The emergence of the data driven economy will be an important driver for economic growth in Norway in the years to come. More and more emphasis has been put on the importance of data as a source of innovation and new business opportunities the last few years. Increased digitalization both in public and private sector, as well as better data utilization will be key drivers for Norwegian value creation going forward, especially if we want to remain competitive internationally.  

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