SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation
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.
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
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
Distribution of marks
|310105||Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU|
|310042||Centre for Rescue of Earth Materials and Waste in the Circular Economy||Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
|310008||Centre for the development of biodegradable plastics in marine applications - Innovations for fisheries and aquaculture||FAKULTET FOR BIOVITENSKAP, FISKERI OG ØKONOMI|
|309960||Centre for Geophysical Forecasting||Norges teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet|
|309835||Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS)||Institutt for teknologisystemer|
|309834||Norwegian Center for Research-Based Artificial Intelligence Innovation||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU|
|309762||Precision Health Center for optimized cardiac care (ProCardio)||OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF|
|309671||SmartForest: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sector||NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOØKONOMI|
|309661||SFI Harvest - Technologies for sustainable biomarine value creation||SINTEF OCEAN AS|
|309646||Centre for Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and Abandonment||SINTEF AS|
|309612||SFI Smart Ocean - Flexible and cost-effective monitoring for management of a healthy and productive ocean||UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN|
|309589||DigiWells: Digital Well Center for Value Creation, Competitiveness and Minimum Environmental Footprint||NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS|
|309584||CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE METALLURGICAL AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU|
|309562||Climate Futures||NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS|
|309558||Centre for Industrial Biotechnology||SINTEF AS|
|309512||CENTRE FOR RESEARCH BASED INNOVATION IN MARINE ACOUSTIC ABUNDANCE ESTIMATION AND BACKSCATTER CLASSIFICATION||HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET|
|309439||Visual Intelligence||UNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET|
|309339||Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation||UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN|
|309281||Floating structures for the next generation ocean industries||SINTEF OCEAN AS|
|309264||Centre for research-based innovation on Mobile Mental Health||HELSE BERGEN HF|
|309259||SFI Digital Food Quality||NOFIMA AS|
|309230||SFI AutoShip: Safe autonomous ships for sustainable operations||NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU|