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Responsible Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (SAMANSVAR)

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The primary objective of the SAMANSVAR programme is to address global societal challenges through responsible technology development and a socially responsible private sector. The secondary objectives are to:

  • strengthen private-sector capacity for addressing the grand societal challenges;
  • develop and strengthen researcher training and recruitment of young researchers;
  • promote transdisciplinary research;
  • develop new forms of interaction where the authorities, public agencies within the research and innovation system, companies and civil society come together as partners to engage societal challenges;
  • contribute to the development of the Research Council as a societally responsible actor and bolster the Council’s efforts to promote societal responsibility within the research and innovation system.

The programme has two priority research areas: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

Research and innovation activities are to yield benefits for society at large. This means ensuring that research is conducted in a societally responsible manner, and that greater importance is attached to how research might contribute to solving the grand societal challenges. The SAMANSVAR programme will help to develop RRI and CSR pilot projects for learning across sectors and disciplines in efforts to address societal challenges.

Projects with funding

At present, these projects have received funding from the SAMANSVAR-programme. The overview provides access to summaries and other key information on all the projects under the programme. (The overview may contain information in Norwegian.)

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Universities, university colleges, research instititutes



Overall budget:

Budget in 2018: NOK 16.9 million