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SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation

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

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.

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 no.
Organization
Project title
Subject
Sought
Published
310105NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNUNorwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical SectorsN/AN/A22.06.2021
310042Norwegian University of Life SciencesCentre for Rescue of Earth Materials and Waste in the Circular EconomyN/AN/A22.06.2021
310008FAKULTET FOR BIOVITENSKAP, FISKERI OG ØKONOMICentre for the development of biodegradable plastics in marine applications - Innovations for fisheries and aquacultureN/AN/A22.06.2021
309960Norges teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige UniversitetCentre for Geophysical ForecastingN/AN/A22.06.2021
309835Institutt for teknologisystemerCentre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS)N/AN/A22.06.2021
309834NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNUNorwegian Center for Research-Based Artificial Intelligence InnovationN/AN/A22.06.2021
309762OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HFPrecision Health Center for optimized cardiac care (ProCardio)N/AN/A22.06.2021
309671NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOØKONOMISmartForest: Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sectorN/AN/A22.06.2021
309661SINTEF OCEAN ASSFI Harvest - Technologies for sustainable biomarine value creationN/AN/A22.06.2021
309646SINTEF ASCentre for Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and AbandonmentN/AN/A22.06.2021
309612UNIVERSITETET I BERGENSFI Smart Ocean - Flexible and cost-effective monitoring for management of a healthy and productive oceanN/AN/A22.06.2021
309589NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE ASDigiWells: Digital Well Center for Value Creation, Competitiveness and Minimum Environmental FootprintN/AN/A22.06.2021
309584NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNUCENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE METALLURGICAL AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRYN/AN/A22.06.2021
309562NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE ASClimate FuturesN/AN/A22.06.2021
309558SINTEF ASCentre for Industrial BiotechnologyN/AN/A22.06.2021
309512HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTETCENTRE FOR RESEARCH BASED INNOVATION IN MARINE ACOUSTIC ABUNDANCE ESTIMATION AND BACKSCATTER CLASSIFICATIONN/AN/A22.06.2021
309439UNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITETVisual IntelligenceN/AN/A22.06.2021
309339UNIVERSITETET I BERGENResearch Centre for Responsible Media Technology & InnovationN/AN/A22.06.2021
309281SINTEF OCEAN ASFloating structures for the next generation ocean industriesN/AN/A22.06.2021
309264HELSE BERGEN HFCentre for research-based innovation on Mobile Mental HealthN/AN/A22.06.2021
309259NOFIMA ASSFI Digital Food QualityN/AN/A22.06.2021
309230NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNUSFI AutoShip: Safe autonomous ships for sustainable operationsN/AN/A22.06.2021

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