Activities relating to advanced production processes at the Research Council

The Research Council is to facilitate restructuring efforts in the Norwegian business sector by encouraging implementation of new, advanced production technologies. This applies to production processes that are dependent on advances in, or the use of, advanced ICT, materials, chemicals or other materials or new production possibilities developed through physics, chemistry or biology, such as nanotechnology and biotechnology.

was allocated for this thematic area in 2018

434Million NOK

The Project Databank provides statistics and information about the projects funded by the Research Council within this thematic area.

Key programmes for this thematic area

Activities under the Research Council’s programmes extend across multiple thematic areas. The programmes listed here are the largest contributors of funding for this thematic area.

  • high potential for value creation for companies and society
  • companies willing and motivated to conduct research-based innovation activities
  • companies with an international perspective
  • companies that dare to take risks

Supports upstream oil and gas activities and has five thematic priority areas: 

  • greenhouse gas reduction, energy efficiency and the environment 
  • exploration and increased recovery 
  • drilling, completions and intervention
  • production, processing and transport
  • major accidents and the work environment  
  • development of the agricultural, marine, industrial and health sectors
  • biotechnology and society
  • international cooperation
  • industrial development
  • expertise and infrastructure
  • help to bring promising R&D results closer to the market 
  • promote further development of professional, efficient and specialised TTOs  
  • promote a culture for entrepreneurship and commercialisation 

Infrastructure that facilitates high-quality research. 

  • electronic infrastructure (e-infrastructure) 
  • scientific databases  
  • scientific collections 
  • scientific equipment 
  • large-scale research facilities, laboratories 

The ENERGIX programme seeks to facilitate the transition to a low-emission society and promote a competitive Norwegian business sector. 

  • achieve sustainable utilisation and efficient consumption of Norway’s renewable energy resources 
  • reduce Norwegian and global emissions of greenhouse gases 
  • enhance Norway’s security of supply 
  • strengthen innovation in Norwegian trade and industry and the public sector 
  • further develop Norwegian research and educational institutions