BIA - User-driven Research based Innovation
The BIA programme is an open, competitive arena for trade and industry. The projects are initiated by companies themselves, and the driver behind the project is found in the companies’ own strategies and needs. Projects from a wide variety of fields compete for funding on the basis of scientific merit, level of innovation and the potential for value creation. Research-based innovation in companies and cooperation with R&D groups is to facilitate the greatest possible degree of value creation in Norwegian trade and industry. The BIA programme provides funding to the highest-quality projects independent of branch of industry, with the exception of those areas already covered under the Research Council’s thematically based research programmes.
BIA work programme
See the Research Council’s Project Databank for project information and statistics.