The French Norwegian Foundation promotes long-lasting French/Norwegian cooperation through the financing of joint R&D projects in which both industry and research institutes/universities are involved with the aim of creating cooperation lasting beyond the project-period.
In the course of several projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the company poLight has been developing technology to further improve the quality of images taken with mobile phone cameras, including the ability to capture close-range photos in much sharper focus than is possible at present.
Transforming an idea into a commercial product can be a lengthy process. Funding from the French Norwegian Foundation (FNS) has played a vital role for Tool-Tech AS, a company that designs new instrumentation and equipment for the subsea industry.
Shellfish cultivation is a large and important industry in Normandy in France, but space is at a premium in the region’s busy coastal areas. The project “Spatial Information System for Aquaculture in Normandy and Norway (SISQUONOR)”, funded by the French-Norwegian Foundation, is applying virtual technology from Norway to help French shellfish producers to identify optimal locations for new cultivation operations.
The French-Norwegian Foundation, which turns 30 in 2013, is always seeking new ways to promote research cooperation between France and Norway. The Oil&Space project is a classic example.
The large number of passwords and user credentials that individuals have to manage is a source of significant security risks. In the Lucidman project, a unique device is being developed with the aim of greatly enhancing security when using Internet services.
Quantifying patients’ pain more precisely will make it easier to find the optimal way to treat it on an individual basis. This is the concept behind the Pain Monitor project, funded by the French-Norwegian Foundation. The project has developed a new way of thinking about pain management that is attracting major international interest.