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New strategy for maritime R&D and innovation in the making

The Research Council of Norway is serving as the secretariat in the effort to prepare the new Maritim21 strategy, which is scheduled for completion in November 2016.
Date: 05.02.2016

Growing pressure on the welfare state

Research on the restructuring of the welfare state, the green transition and industrial development should be at the top of the agenda when the Norwegian Government draws up the national budget for 2017, according to Director General of the Research Council of Norway, Arvid Hallén.
Date: 12.01.2016

New methods for diagnosing and treating cancer

The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Cancer Society are joining forces to ensure that results from Norwegian cancer research make it from the laboratory to the market more quickly – for the benefit of the patients.
Date: 08.01.2016

Major investment in research for a low-emission society

Research is critical for achieving a low-emission society. The Research Council of Norway gives high priority to this field; 15 of the Council’s research programmes include research related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 11.12.2015

Societal impact of research to be evaluated

Society is investing more and more resources in research, and research results are being implemented in constantly new ways. From now on, the societal impact of research will be a key element of the Research Council of Norway’s evaluations of subject fields and research institutes.

Date: 10.12.2015

Technical-industrial institutes essential for Norwegian value creation

A socio-economic impact analysis conducted by the international Technopolis Group consultancy firm on commission from the Research Council of Norway shows that Norway’s technical-industrial institutes play an essential role in industrial value creation.
Date: 10.12.2015

Mission Innovation: Norway to take part in joint energy initiative

As a prelude to the climate negotiations in Paris, the heads of state of 20 countries have launched the new joint international effort on energy, Mission Innovation. Norway is one of the countries behind the initiative, which the Research Council of Norway has helped to develop.
Date: 08.12.2015

NOK 2 billion for new independent projects under the FRIPRO scheme

The Research Council of Norway will allocate a total of NOK 1.96 billion for projects under the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) with start-up in 2016. NOK 960 million is being allocated now, with another NOK 1 billion to be allocated for Toppforsk top-level projects at the end of January.

Date: 07.12.2015

Research Council gives urban research a boost

The growing urban population is leading to increasingly larger challenges in many areas of society. But with the right measures, these challenges can become opportunities. To this end, the Research Council of Norway is now boosting funding for urban research.
Date: 02.12.2015

Researchers want more time to communicate

Norwegian researchers would like to spend more time on science communication. A desire to spread knowledge throughout society is their key motivation, according to a survey commissioned by the Research Council of Norway.

Date: 01.12.2015

The SFF scheme receives the most applications for the November deadline

The Research Council of Norway received a total of 277 grant proposals for the 25 November deadline, of which 150 were submitted under the call for proposals for the fourth generation of Centres of Excellence (SFF).
Date: 30.11.2015

New Nordic research programme on gender balance

The Research Council of Norway will play a key role in a new research programme on gender balance in research and innovation established by NordForsk, the major Nordic research-funding organisation.
Date: 25.11.2015

New research centre on right-wing extremism for University of Oslo

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 50 million to the University of Oslo to establish a research centre on far-right political extremism.
Date: 24.11.2015

Norway a dynamo in research on the EU

Norwegian research groups are among Europe’s best when it comes to research on the EU. Three projects have received a total of EUR 7.5 million from Horizon 2020 to study the EU’s role as a global actor.
Date: 20.11.2015