The Centres for Research-based Innovation scheme
The Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) develop expertise that is important for innovation and value creation. Long-term research in close cooperation between R&D-active companies and prominent research groups will strengthen technology transfer, internationalisation and researcher training. The centres have been established for a maximum period of eight years. The SFI centre will be announced in 2024, where funding will be announced for at least eight centres through a two-stage application process. The application deadline for phase 1 will be 18 September and the text of the call will be published in April 2024. SFI will strengthen the innovation capacity of the business sector through research collaboration with the R&D institutions to address the long-term needs and challenges facing the business sector.