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Next application deadline: 27 May 2015

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Date: 19.05.2015

New overall strategy launched

The Research Council of Norway’s new overall strategy – Research for innovation and sustainability – was recently approved by the Executive Board. The new strategy sets out the guidelines and principles for the Research Council’s activities up to 2020.
Date: 18.05.2015

Environmental research institutes need to reach out more

The quality of research carried out at Norway’s environmental research institutes is high in all respects, but the institutes should be more active in exploring potential funding opportunities from the EU and the Research Council of Norway. They should also expand cooperation among themselves and with new partners in the private and public sectors.

Date: 18.05.2015

Active collaboration between Japan and Norway

The spotlight will be on environment-friendly energy at this year’s Japan-Norway Science Week. The event, organised for the third time, will be held in Tokyo 27–28 May.

Date: 18.05.2015

NOK 900 million available for research-based innovation for industry

A record amount of funding is available for research and innovation projects in companies. This year the Research Council of Norway has made it even easier for companies to seek funding, and for the first time companies across the entire business sector will be able to find a call for proposals suited to their R&D needs.
Date: 11.05.2015

Norway and Portugal strengthen cooperation

Norway and Portugal sign agreements on increased ocean-related scientific and technological cooperation.
Date: 11.05.2015

SIOS – Large-scale project for international cooperation on infrastructure in Svalbard to continue

After four-years of preparations efforts are now underway to launch a new phase of the Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS), the large-scale collaborative research infrastructure project in Svalbard. The objective of the project is to gain a better understanding of the major environmental and climate-related challenges.
Date: 08.05.2015

Room for improvement in engineering sciences

Three international panels were commissioned by the Research Council of Norway to carry out an evaluation of research in the engineering sciences in Norway. Overall, research in these disciplines is of good quality, and is of high relevance to society, but there are too few Norwegian research groups among the world leaders in the field. The panels recommend expanded basic research activity, increased commercialisation and more international cooperation.
Date: 07.05.2015

Norway intensifies R&D cooperation with Singapore

Norway and Singapore have renewed their long-standing research cooperation and will soon issue their first-ever joint funding announcement.

Date: 05.05.2015

New large-scale programme to strengthen public health and welfare services

The Research Council of Norway’s new large-scale Programme on Health, Care and Welfare Services Research (HELSEVEL) has an annual budget of NOK 130 million at its disposal to enhance quality, competency and efficiency in state and municipal services.
Date: 04.05.2015

Six young researchers receive prestigious European funding

Five researchers from the University of Oslo and one from the University of Bergen have won highly-sought after Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Date: 27.04.2015

What will Norway live on after oil?

In her remarks at the 2015 Focus on Business seminar, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg focused on the need for creativity and innovation in the quest for new sources of revenue for Norway. The seminar is the Research Council of Norway’s annual event for trade and industry and other actors involved in innovation and industry-oriented research.

Date: 24.04.2015