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The results from this year's optimisation call is available

Ten projects were granted NOK 76 million in total. There were in total 26 projects applying for NOK 194 million. The allocation is done by the program boards of BIOTEK2021 and FORNY2020.

The application process included a panel evaluation where the applicants presented their project to an expert panel and had the opportunity to respond to questions from the panel.  

The BIOTEK2021 programme has an annual meeting with ongoing optimisation projects to discuss challenges and opportunities for this type of project across different sectors and thematic areas. In 2017 the meeting will be held on the 15th and 16th of May. This is an arena where researchers and technology transfer advisors can meet.

The following optimisation projects will be funded:

  • Pacertool - a patient specific biofeedback guiding tool to improve Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Oslo Universitetssykeus HF, (Odland, Hans Henrik)
  • A microbial principle(s) for modifying gut microbiota, reversing inflammation and metabolic syndrome, Norwegian University of Life Sciences  (Lea, Tor)
  • Tankyrase inhibition in cancer immune therapy, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, (Krauss, Stefan)
  • A novel mucosal vaccine delivery technology, Oslo Universitetssykehus  HF, (Andersen, Jan Terje)
  • Novel drug candidates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatment, Universitetet i Bergen, (Reuter, Nathalie)
  • Development of small molecule cancer immunotherapy, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, (Enserink, Jorrit)
  • NewPolySea: Biovalorization of Marine Raw Rest Materials into Polyhydroxyalkanoate-Based Products, Norut Nothern research Institute AS (Eksteen, Jacobus Johannes)
  • Tailored alginate scaffolds for low temperature 3D cultivation of primary fish cells, SINTEF, (Arlov, Øystein)
  • REFERTILE- a sustainable solution for coexistence but not mixing of farmed and wild salmon strains, Havforskningsinstituttet, avd. Bergen, (Troedsson-Wargelius, Anna)
  • MarSynth - Marine DNA modifying enzymes for synthetic biology, UiT- Norges arktiske universitet, (Larsen, Atle) 
Written by:
Renate Margrete Simonsen Seniorrådgiver
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