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Programme description

The VRI programme is a national programme with an initial time-frame of ten years (2007-2017). This work programme may be revised and developed throughout the programme period.

What is the VRI programme?
The VRI programme is a new Research Council of Norway initiative, targeted toward research and innovation at the regional level in Norway.

Professional and financial support
The VRI programme offers professional and financial support to long-term, research-based development processes in the regions.

Regional collaboration
The programme is designed to promote greater regional collaboration between trade and industry, R&D institutions and the government authorities, and to establish close ties to other national and international network and innovation measures such as the Arena programme, Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) and the Regions of Knowledge initiative.

National competition
The Research Council will employ national, merit-based competition to ensure the quality of the activities and projects funded under the programme.

Fundamental components
Fundamental components of the VRI programme include research activity, exchange of experience, learning, and cooperation across scientific, professional and administrative boundaries.

A film about VRIProgramme for Regional Research, Development and Innovation.

Dato :20.09.2009