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The BIOTEK2021 programme is the Research Council of Norway’s most comprehensive research initiative in the field of biotechnology. The programme will run from 2012 through 2021.
The BIOTEK21 programme succeeds the Programme on Functional Genomics in Norway (FUGE), which was concluded in 2011.

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  • Funding for Proof-of-principle studies

    80 million NOK is available from the BIOTEK2021 program for funding proof-of-principle studies within biotechnology

  • 2nd joint Call in ERA-net synthetic biology

    The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) is pleased to announce its 2nd joint call for transnational research projects in Synthetic Biology. The call represents a unique and continuous opportunity for Europe and the USA to build Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects.

  • New resources – new utilisation:

    Norway to coordinate European marine biotechnology research

    Much of the resources in the oceans are underutilised or not yet discovered. Now Norway has been given the responsibility for coordinating important European research on marine biotechnology.

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