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24. May 23
New report on waste fires

Kick-off for unique investment in fire safety in Norway!

1st March 2019 we celebrated the official opening of FRIC - Fire Research and Innovation Centre, together with our partners. 

The deputy mayor of Trondheim, Ola Lund Renolen, ignited the torch in the opening ceremony, which symbolized the start of the research centre. Over the next five years we will build a strong fire research and innovation centre and create solutions and knowledge for improved fire safety, both in Norway and internationally. Mr. Renolen pointed out that the centre contributes to strengthening Trondheim's position as Norway's knowledge, technology and innovation capital.

The centre will, among other things, conduct research on technical fire protection measures for vulnerable groups, fire risks associated with solar panels and batteries, how new building materials can prevent fire from occurring, and study spread of fire, as well as how fire simulations may be improved. In addition, thorough fire investigations will be carried out to learn from fire incidents.

The Research Council of Norway has granted NOK 30 million to FRIC, research and innovation centre for fire safety in Trondheim. FRIC is led by RISE Fire Research, together with partners from NTNU, SINTEF, public sector and industry. The research centre has a total budget of 63 MNOK. 

Anne Steen-Hansen
Centre leader