SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation

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Purpose

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.

Important dates

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

Important dates

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
70
Number of approved applications
22

Distribution of marks

General mark1234567
Project000233323

Approved applications

Project number
Project title
Institution/company
310105Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical SectorsNORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
310042Centre for Rescue of Earth Materials and Waste in the Circular EconomyNorwegian University of Life Sciences
310008Centre for the development of biodegradable plastics in marine applications - Innovations for fisheries and aquacultureFAKULTET FOR BIOVITENSKAP, FISKERI OG ØKONOMI
309960Centre for Geophysical ForecastingNorges teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
309835Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS)Institutt for teknologisystemer
309834Norwegian Center for Research-Based Artificial Intelligence InnovationNORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
309762Precision Health Center for optimized cardiac care (ProCardio)OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
309671SmartForest: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sectorNIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOØKONOMI
309661SFI Harvest - Technologies for sustainable biomarine value creationSINTEF OCEAN AS
309646Centre for Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and AbandonmentSINTEF AS
309612SFI Smart Ocean - Flexible and cost-effective monitoring for management of a healthy and productive oceanUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
309589DigiWells: Digital Well Center for Value Creation, Competitiveness and Minimum Environmental FootprintNORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
309584CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE METALLURGICAL AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRYNORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
309562Climate FuturesNORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
309558Centre for Industrial BiotechnologySINTEF AS
309512CENTRE FOR RESEARCH BASED INNOVATION IN MARINE ACOUSTIC ABUNDANCE ESTIMATION AND BACKSCATTER CLASSIFICATIONHAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
309439Visual IntelligenceUNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
309339Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & InnovationUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
309281Floating structures for the next generation ocean industriesSINTEF OCEAN AS
309264Centre for research-based innovation on Mobile Mental HealthHELSE BERGEN HF
309259SFI Digital Food QualityNOFIMA AS
309230SFI AutoShip: Safe autonomous ships for sustainable operationsNORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU