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All seven centres to continue

All seven Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) established in 2011 have been given a positive midterm evaluation by panels of international experts.
Date: 01.10.2015

Next application deadline: 14 October 2015

Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 14 October deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.
Date: 30.09.2015

New report on status of Norwegian research and innovation

More women than men are seeking Ph.D. degrees in Norway, Norwegian research is cited more and more frequently and the number of innovative companies in Norwegian trade and industry is on the rise. These are a few of the findings presented in the 2015 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway.

Date: 29.09.2015

Research Council awards to cancer researcher, lawyer and bioeconomy company

Cancer researcher Harald Stenmark has received the Research Council of Norway’s Award for Outstanding Research for 2015. The Innovation Award for 2015 went to the bioeconomy company Borregaard, while researcher-lawyer Anine Kierulf received the Award for Excellence in Communication of Science.
Date: 25.09.2015

Nine new Centres for Research-based Innovation launched

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the independent research foundation SINTEF are the host institutions for 9 of the 17 new Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) awarded funding from the Research Council of Norway last year.
Date: 22.09.2015

One thousand sixty-five grant proposals received for the September deadline

The Research Council announced close to NOK 2 billion in funding for the 9 September application deadline. The Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK 2) issued the largest-ever call for proposals in its field.
Date: 15.09.2015

Norwegian companies are seeking more knowledge

Recent figures show that businesses are increasingly turning to research as a means of improving products and opening up new markets. Thus far this year, the Research Council of Norway has received 29 per cent more applications to the SkatteFUNN tax incentive scheme than at the same time last year.
Date: 14.09.2015

Better financial performance for research institutes in 2014

A new report shows that nearly all of the research institutes receiving basic funding from the Research Council of Norway improved their operating result in 2014 compared with the previous year.
Date: 09.09.2015

The Research Council to map out national environmental, climate and polar research

This autumn the Research Council of Norway will compile an overview of national research activities in environmental, climate and polar research. A high response rate from the research community and relevant companies is essential to providing the authorities with a reliable knowledge base for determining future initiatives.
Date: 08.09.2015

Growth in allocations to policy-oriented programmes, centre schemes and infrastructure

A complete overview of development trends at the Research Council of Norway in 2014 in areas such as allocations, grant applications received, project management and researcher recruitment is now available.
Date: 08.09.2015

Strengthening Norwegian research cooperation with Brazil and South Africa

The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway are taking steps to strengthen research cooperation with South Africa and Brazil. The objective is to give Norwegian research groups and companies greater access to international expertise and provide a good framework for participating in projects to advance Norwegian research and industry.
Date: 04.09.2015

Must create a stronger culture for commercialisation

A new evaluation report concludes that the universities’ Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) have become more professional and expanded their capacity. At the same time the report warns there is great potential value that will remain unrealised if Norway’s universities and university colleges do not do more to strengthen the culture for commercialisation.
Date: 26.08.2015

New aquaculture programme with a stronger focus on industry

The Research Council of Norway’s new Large-scale Programme on Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) was launched recently at the Aqua Nor international aquaculture trade fair in Trondheim.
Date: 24.08.2015