FFF is run by a board consisting of nine members, eight of whom are appointed by the member companies and one by SINTEF Industry which manages FFF. The Research Council of Norway and Norsk Industri are represented by observers at board meetings.

  • FFF was established in 1989
  • Key figures research: Budget 2023 – 4 mill € (incl. other industry partners)
  • Total for the period 2000- 2021, approx. 50 mill €

Dog-house – Improvement of the internal environment

Members of the board

  • Benjamin Ravary, Chairman, Eramet Norway AS
  • Viktor Myrvågnes, Elkem ASA
  • Jon Fløgstad, Finnfjord AS
  • Birger Andresen, Wacker Chemicals Norway AS
  • Merete Tangstad, NTNU and SINTEF


  • Oddvar Gorset, The Research Council of Norway
  • Marit Holtermann Foss and Gunnar Grini, The Federation of Norwegian Industries


  • Aud Nina Wærnes, Coordinator, SINTEF
  • Berit Fossum, Administrator, SINTEF