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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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  • 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.

  • NOK 250 million for a new biotechnology centre

    The Research Council of Norway has awarded NOK 250 million in funding under the new biotechnology initiative on digital life for the establishment of a national centre. Six large-scale Researcher Projects will be carried out under the auspices of the centre, with topics spanning from aquaculture to brain research.

  • 45 million NOK for innovative cancer treatments and diagnostics

    An exciting new call which aims to ensure that cancer patients can benefit from promising biotechnological research sooner is now available. The announced funding shall be used to explore and develop the commercial potential of previously obtained research results.

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