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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.

    Published: 05.02.2016
  • Research Council investing half a billion NOK in innovative companies

    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.

    Published: 03.02.2016
  • Next application deadline:
    17 February 2016

    Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 17 February deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.

    Published: 01.02.2016
  • NOK 1 billion to top-notch researchers

    The Research Council of Norway and Norway’s research institutions are providing a total of NOK 1 billion to 46 FRIPRO Toppforsk projects. Each project will receive NOK 15–25 million over a four-to-five-year period.

    Published: 29.01.2016
  • Outlines for innovation projects with the aim to reduce poverty

    Call for outlines with deadline 17 February. The VISJON2030 initiative is to contribute to poverty reduction by developing and scaling up innovative solutions that promote achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for education and health.

    Published: 22.01.2016
  • Growing pressure on the welfare state means more research is needed

    The flow of refugees, declining oil prices and social response to climate change are all increasing the pressure on the Norwegian 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 08.01.2016
  • Vannbransjens innovasjonskonferanse, 1. mars 2016 Trondheim

    Vannbransjens innovasjonskonferanse, 1. mars 2016 Trondheim I ÅR SETTER VI SØKELYSET PÅ: Teknologiutvikling som løsning for vannbransjens utfordringer? Hvilke muligheter ligger det for norsk vannbransje i klimautfordringer og grønt skifte? Muligheter for innovasjon

    Published: 16.12.2015
  • Frokostmøte 17. februar om innovasjonsprosjekter i bygg-, anlegg-, og eiendomsnæringen

    Forskningsrådet har virkemidler som bygg-, anlegg- og eiendomsnæringen (BAE) kan benytte seg av for å finansiere forskningsbasert innovasjon. Under frokostmøtet får vi høre foredrag fra bedrifter som har fått støtte fra Forskningsrådet. Det vil fokuseres på hvordan prosjektene ble utformet, hvordan de ble gjennomført, og hva de kommersielle mulighetene er fremover som følge av prosjektet. Etter møtet vil det være mulig å møte rådgivere fra Forskningsrådet for å drøfte konkrete prosjektideer.

    Published: 15.12.2015
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 10.12.2015
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 02.12.2015
  • Pressure on the welfare society is growing

    The refugee flow, the drop in oil prices and adaptation to climate change are all putting pressure on the welfare society. Research on the restructuring of the welfare society, 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 01.12.2015
  • Norwegian research priorities for 2017

    The Research Council of Norway is proposing an increase of NOK 1.2 billion for research in its input to the national budget for 2017.

    Published: 30.11.2015
  • 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).

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 20.11.2015
  • Continued growth in medical and health science research

    Medical and health science research in Norway has increased substantially – by six per cent annually from 1995 to 2013 – according to a new report. This represents the largest real growth in all research fields.

    Published: 17.11.2015
  • Mobilising for innovation in nanomedicine

    The Research Council of Norway is encouraging a variety of Norwegian research groups to take part in a broad-based dialogue on nanotechnology and the opportunities it holds for medical applications.

    Published: 04.11.2015
  • Rune Andersen becomes counsellor for science and technology in Brazil

    The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway has assigned Rune Andersen to a new position as counsellor for science and technology in Brazil.

    Published: 29.10.2015
  • Wide-ranging evaluation of Norwegian humanities research

    The Research Council of Norway is launching an in-depth review of research in the humanities in Norway to shed light on the societal impact of research performed in these fields and to identify internationally leading Norwegian research activities and groups.

    Published: 26.10.2015
  • Roadmaps for research cooperation with priority partner countries in place

    The Research Council of Norway has drawn up roadmaps for cooperation with eight priority countries outside of the EU/EEU: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the US.

    Published: 22.10.2015
  • Innovation projects dominate for October deadline

    Of the 663 applications received for the 14 October deadline, a total of 440 were submitted by applicants seeking funding for innovation projects.

    Published: 21.10.2015
  • First INTPART programme funding awarded to 19 research groups

    Outstanding educational and research groups with partners from around the world have won the competition for NOK 70 million under the first call for proposals under the INTPART partnership programme.

    Published: 20.10.2015
  • National budget assigns research and innovation a key role in restructuring

    “In the national budget proposal for 2016 the Government is giving research and innovation a more important role than ever in the restructuring of the Norwegian economy,” says Director General of the Research Council of Norway, Arvid Hallén.

    Published: 08.10.2015