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.
The BIOTEK2021 programme is launching a new strategic initiative entitled "Digital Life – Convergence for Innovation" (see description at right). The strategy will be implemented using various support schemes under the programme in the coming years.
Up to NOK 15 million in funding is available for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector. The objective is to boost value creation based on marine biotechnology by strengthening R&D activity in existing and emerging industry. Marine biotechnology here also includes marine bioprospecting.
80 million NOK is available from the BIOTEK2021 program for funding proof-of-principle studies within biotechnology