The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) is an independent non-profit member organisation established in 1809, and is Norway's oldest nationwide organisation. We create local, sustainable jobs and products within food, agriculture and marine industries.
The goal is to promote thriving local communities both in Norway and internationally. The methods are the same as they were at the organisations conception: Collaboration, knowledge sharing, and business development.
We work with future-oriented advisory services within nature and culture-based business development. Through sustainable projects, we contribute to value creation in local communities. We believe that a well-functioning society at large dependent on thriving local communities.
Our primary focuses nationally and internationally:
- Agriculture and environment
- Aquaculture and fishing
- Food, culture and experiences
- Renewable energy and climate
- Entrepreneurship and collaboration
Norges Vel also awards the Medal for Long and Faithful Service, Norges Vel's Entrepreneurship Award and manages and allocates resources from three business development grants.