The Danish Board of Technology continues in a modified structure
At the first reading of the bill (L79) on the abolition of The Danish Board of Technology on 9th February 2012, The Minister for Science Morten Østergaard and all the research spokesmen argued wishes to continue The Danish Board of Technology's work and expertise in a different structure, maybe as a fund.The spokesmen focused on the Boards efforts to date as research disseminates and as an international role model for democratic dialogue. The Minister as well as the spokesmen featured the impressions from the many national and international responses.
The spokesmen mentioned the Boards special skills in methodology, foresight and facilitation, creating dialogue between different groups in the society who usually don’t meet as well as the impressive results for limited funds.
The minister Morten Østergaard acclaimed the DBT for the quick reaction in finding new constructive possibilities due to the political and economic consequences, such as continuing the Boards activities in a corporate fund.
The spokesmen wishes and see the need for the Board to continue to serve the democracy. The responses gave the impression that this need is still relevant.
The need to intensify the ministry and DBT’s work on the future structure before second and third reading was expressed during the debate.
After the reading the Board’s Deputy Chairman Hanne Serverinsen said:
”The next phases of The Danish Board of Technology’s future will be an audience for the Committee for Research, Innovation and Higher Education, and further negotiations with the Ministry on the new structure and the Board’s future work”
Last update: 17-02-2012