On Friday, 1st of September, the Gjensidige Foundation visited our lab, and shared the happy news that FRIC (Fire Research and Innovation Centre) has been awarded NOK 25 million. This ensures the centre's continued operation for three years from March 2024.
RISE Fire Research is the host institution for the research and innovation centre FRIC, which started in 2019 as a response to the challenge that fires annually lead to major losses both in terms of fatalities, injured people, and lost values. The main objective of the centre is to increase knowledge within the field of fire science to support decisions and develop better solutions for increased fire safety in buildings. FRIC has strengthened cooperation, long-term competence building and knowledge dissemination within the fire safety area.
- This is a fantastic initiative by the Gjensidige Foundation. The continued operation of FRIC is important for everyone's fire safety. Through FRIC, we have increased our expertise and strengthened our collaboration with both the Norwegian and the International fire research communities. We also see that our laboratory and test facilities are an essential part of the success of FRIC, says CEO of RISE Fire Research, Nina Reitan.
We at RISE Fire Research look forward to continuing the good collaboration with research partners SINTEF and NTNU, and also with all the other good collaboration partners in the centre.
Read more on FRIC's website here: https://fric.no/en/articles/funding-secured-for-the-continuation-of-fric