SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation
14 Aug 2019
Date call is made active
25 Sep 2019
Application submission deadline
30 Jun 2020
The final funding decision will be announced in June 2020
01 Sep 2020
Earliest permitted project start
01 Dec 2020
Latest permitted project start
30 Nov 2028
Latest permitted project completion
A research centre is a dedicated, long-term initiative designed to strengthen and further develop elite, creative research and innovation groups or to build up research groups in strategically important areas.
The overall objective of the Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) scheme is to enhance the ability of the business sector to innovate and create value through a greater focus on long-term research.
The SFI scheme seeks to:
- Facilitate active, long-term cooperation between innovation-oriented, R&D-performing companies and prominent research groups.
- Promote the development of outstanding industry-oriented research clusters that are an integral part of dynamic international networks and that enhance the internationalisation of the Norwegian business sector.
- Encourage and enhance researcher training and the transfer of knowledge and technology in areas with major potential for future value creation.
The SFI scheme is characterised by broader objectives, a longer-term perspective and a more targeted focus than other innovation-related instruments administered by the Research Council. The scheme provides the R&D-performing component of the Norwegian business sector with the opportunity to take a longer-term perspective, enhance continuity and reduce risk in their research initiatives.
For the research groups, the scheme makes it possible to achieve long-term development of expertise through research of high international calibre conducted in close cooperation with companies. The scheme is also intended to enhance quality and efficiency in the public sector.
When selecting centres for SFI status and funding, importance will be attached to their potential to generate innovation, business development and sustainable value creation within the centre’s thematic priority areas. The scientific merit of the research must be of high international calibre.
About the results of the application assessment process
- Total amount sought
- NOK 6 649 000 000
- Amount awarded
- NOK 960 000 000
- Total number of applications
- Number of approved applications
|310105||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU||Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|310042||Norwegian University of Life Sciences||Centre for Rescue of Earth Materials and Waste in the Circular Economy||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|310008||FAKULTET FOR BIOVITENSKAP, FISKERI OG ØKONOMI||Centre for the development of biodegradable plastics in marine applications - Innovations for fisheries and aquaculture||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309960||Norges teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet||Centre for Geophysical Forecasting||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309835||Institutt for teknologisystemer||Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS)||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309834||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU||Norwegian Center for Research-Based Artificial Intelligence Innovation||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309762||OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF||Precision Health Center for optimized cardiac care (ProCardio)||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309671||NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOØKONOMI||SmartForest: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sector||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309661||SINTEF OCEAN AS||SFI Harvest - Technologies for sustainable biomarine value creation||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309646||SINTEF AS||Centre for Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and Abandonment||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309612||UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN||SFI Smart Ocean - Flexible and cost-effective monitoring for management of a healthy and productive ocean||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309589||NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS||DigiWells: Digital Well Center for Value Creation, Competitiveness and Minimum Environmental Footprint||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309584||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU||CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE METALLURGICAL AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309562||NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS||Climate Futures||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309558||SINTEF AS||Centre for Industrial Biotechnology||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309512||HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET||CENTRE FOR RESEARCH BASED INNOVATION IN MARINE ACOUSTIC ABUNDANCE ESTIMATION AND BACKSCATTER CLASSIFICATION||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309439||UNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET||Visual Intelligence||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309339||UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN||Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309281||SINTEF OCEAN AS||Floating structures for the next generation ocean industries||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309264||HELSE BERGEN HF||Centre for research-based innovation on Mobile Mental Health||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309259||NOFIMA AS||SFI Digital Food Quality||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|
|309230||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU||SFI AutoShip: Safe autonomous ships for sustainable operations||N/A||N/A||22.06.2021|