On Friday, 1st of September, Centre Director in FRIC, Anne Steen-Hansen, was surprised by a representative from the Gjensidige Foundation, and was handed a check for NOK 25 million to continue the work in FRIC from March 2024. Centre Director Anne says:
- I was speechless and very happy at the same time, this is really good news for the whole fire safety community in Norway. This is the result of good teamwork, and it is great to see that the results we have achieved so far are being noticed. We look forward to being able to continue the work in our research- and innovation centre!
The Gjensidige Foundation also contributed to the funding of the first five years of FRIC, and correspondingly, as before, the current allocation from the Gjensidige Foundation will be complemented with funding from the FRIC partners. FRIC is led by RISE Fire Research in Trondheim, with NTNU and SINTEF as research partners. The centre has partners from the fire and rescue service, the public sector, consulting engineers, manufacturers of building materials and building installations, as well as property development and management.
- Together with all the great partners in FRIC, we will now roll up our sleeves and continue the work to increase fire safety and make everyday life safer. We will make good use of the next three years to ensure that FRIC can live on even after this period.
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