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Per Foss

Norwegian Industrial Property Office, CEO

Per A. Foss deals with issues on a senior administrative level, and those which have political implications. He is also an advocate of the importance of industrial property rights for industry and the innovation sector.

Per Foss has a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from NTNU in Trondheim, and has held a post doctorate position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has successfully completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in France and Nycomed’s International Management School. He has also published a number of research articles.

Per was previously employed at Nycomed – now GE Healthcare – as a researcher and as head of research. He has also held roles within research management, business development and licencing. He then took on the post of manager at Birkeland Innovation, and his most recent position before this present post was administrative director for HUNT Biosciences AS.

Per has solid experience from a range of executive positions.He sat, for example, on the board of the Research Council of Norway’s science committee for 8 years. Via these different roles, he has been able to build up a strong network of contacts within innovation, research, industry and the public sector.