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Oestfold Research Foundation (STØ)


Gamle Beddingvei 2 1671 Kråkerøy P.O.Box 276 N-1601 Fredrikstad


Ms Aina Elstad Stensgard (Scientist)

Other staff

Mr Hans Olav Moen (Director)

Dr Ole Jørgen Hanssen (Research Manager Preventive Environmental Research)

Dr Torbjørn Korsvold (Research Manager Business and Regional Development)

Ms Anne Rønning (Team Leader Private and Public Services)

Ms Hanne Lerche Raadal (Team Leader Waste and Energy Resources)


+47 69 35 11 00


+47 69 34 24 94

Østfold Research Foundation (STØ) is a private research centre located in Fredrikstad, SE Norway. STØ was established in 1988 as a private, non-profit foundation, where local municipalities, the county council and a number of private companies are the founders. STØ work within two main areas: Preventive Environmental research and Business and Regional Development. STØ has a total of 22 employees. STØ shall work with applied R&D, contributing to sustainable development within the private and public sector with particular focus on added value and efficient utilization of available resources. STØ shall, as a regional research foundation, focus particularly on regional approaches according to the needs of the founders, as well as work on national and international assignments. STØ has been involved in several national and international packaging projects related to packaging waste management and minimisation, and packaging optimisation and prevention over the last 10 years.


IAPRI 2018

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IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at