The High North Center for Business and Governance is an international center for research, education and communication, connected to societal and business development in the Arctic.
Established in 2007, the High North Center works closely together with companies, government bodies and other stakeholders to develop knowledge, competence and awareness about the potential for innovation and sustainable value creation in the Arctic.
In 2021, the Norwegian Parliament defined that the High North Center will be an internationally leading professional environment for the development of and distribution of knowledge about the High North and the business opportunities in the region. The High North Center has a wide cooperation with businesses and institutions in the public sector.
The High North Center receives basic funding via the state budget, in addition to financing via a variety of large projects.