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BIA funds industry-oriented research and has no thematic restrictions. This broad-based programme supports high-quality R&D projects with good business and socio-economic potential. Established in 2006, BIA is targeted at industry and has a budget for 2011 of approximately NOK 355 million.

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  • Norway and the EU meet common challenges with research and innovation

    How can research and development help to achieve common Norwegian and EU objectives relating to employment, economic growth and investments? This was the focus of this year’s Norway Day in Brussels.

  • Videos and presentations from information meeting on Visjon2030

    The Research Council is launching a call for innovation projects and formative dialogue research aiming to help combat poverty. Here are the presentations from the meeting on June 21st.

  • Allocation of BIA funding:

    BIA allocations in 2016

    Recipients of funding from the autumn 2015 call under the Programme for User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA) include such diverse companies as a zoo, a publishing house, producers of customised windows, and a company looking to recycle fish waste for use in pharmaceuticals.

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