3.11 Current debates and reforms
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, in due consultation with beneficiaries, has drafted a bill which awaits to be put through a deliberative process in the Icelandic parliament. The bill concerns Iceland’s application for induction into the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), this consortium marks the cooperation of its member states to build up and maintain research infrastructure. The potential effects of this bill are significant for the Icelandic research and innovation environment, potentially with an increase in published articles, a driving competitive edge for Icelandic universities, increased student mobility as well as easier access to European competitive research funds.
New strategy on science and technology was published in 2020 and included to a large extent the innovation environment in Iceland.