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A boost for basic ICT research

An additional NOK 54 million has been allocated to Norwegian ICT research through the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) in cooperation with the new large-scale research programme on ICT (IKT2025).
Date: 15.04.2014

More Norwegian research must lead to innovation

Norwegian trade and industry must step up its participation in Horizon 2020 and do more to turn research results into innovation, said Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, at the Research Council of Norway’s Focus on Business Seminar on 8 April. The Research Council has an important role to play.
Date: 15.04.2014

A total of 149 applications received by April application deadline

Nanotechnology, responsible technology development and strengthening mathematics research were key areas addressed in funding announcements for the April deadline. The Research Programme on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (NANO2021) received the greatest number of grant applications.
Date: 14.04.2014

Record-setting allocation for research on global health

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 265 million for projects that will help to raise the health standard of poor people in low- and lower-middle income countries.
Date: 25.03.2014

EUREKA: Norwegian chairmanship moving towards its end

A new organisation strategy and the launch of the new Eurostars Programme are among the merits of the Norwegian chairmanship of the European innovation organisation EUREKA which will come to an end in June.
Date: 25.03.2014

Changes in the 2014 FRIPRO funding announcements

Some of the criteria for Young Research Talents and Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships under the FRIPRO funding scheme have been revised in the 2014 call for proposals.
Date: 20.03.2014

Government funding to augment private research donations

Once again, private donations for research may trigger additional contributions from the state. Donations of NOK 3 million or more may be matched by 25 per cent of the amount donated.
Date: 20.03.2014

New way to finance national eInfrastructure

Norway is about to introduce a new model for investment in and operation of national high-performance computing and storage solutions for research data.
Date: 20.03.2014

Simpler gas distribution using buoyant transfer system

A new, fully mobile solution for offloading natural gas from ships to land may lead to increased distribution to new markets around the world.
Date: 17.03.2014

New mobility grant under the FRIPRO scheme

The Research Council of Norway is issuing a call for an entirely new mobility grant for young researchers seeking to work abroad. The grant scheme is open to applicants in all fields and disciplines. The application deadline is 21 May.
Date: 13.03.2014

Keen interest in Ph.D. scheme for the public sector

Over 200 public institutions and their employees have expressed interest in the Research Council of Norway’s new scheme for doctoral degree education in the public sector.
Date: 12.03.2014

Arctic petroleum research centre launched

The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx) is affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. The centre will generate new knowledge about the exploitation of petroleum resources in the northern areas and the Arctic.
Date: 06.03.2014