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The purpose of this application type is to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.

Important dates

September 2020

All templates will be available for download

16 Dec 2020

Date call is made active

17 Feb 2021

Application submission deadline

June 2021

The projects awarded funding will be announced

01 Jul 2021

Earliest permitted project start

01 Dec 2021

Latest permitted project start. Projects not started by this date may lose the funding they were awarded.

30 Nov 2025

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates

About the results of the application assessment process

If your application is not listed below, this unfortunately means that the project has not received funding. The administration is working to send a written assessment of each application and you should receive yours within a few weeks.

Total amount sought
NOK 5 075 000 000
Amount awarded
NOK 1 033 000 000
Total number of applications
Number of approved applications

Approved applications