The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) is an independent nonprofit organisation established in 1809, and is Norway's oldest nationwide organisation. We work with sustainable business development within agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy.
The goal is to advance thriving communities both nationally and internationally. The methods are the same as they were at the organisations conception: Cooperation, sharing of knowledge, and business development.
We work with future oriented advisory roles within nature and culture focused business development. Through sustainable projects we are contributing to value creation in communities. We believe that a smoothly running society is dependent on thriving smaller communities.
Our primary focuses nationally and internationally:
- Agriculture and environment
- Aquaculture and fishing
- Food, culture and experiences
- Renewable energy and climate
- Entrepreneurship and cooperation
Norges Vel also awards the medal for long and faithful service, Norges Vel's Entrepreneur award and manages and allocates resources from three business development grants.