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New guidelines for STIM-EU scheme

The new guidelines for the STIM-EU stimulation scheme to encourage independent research institutes to seek greater participation in the EU Framework Programmes will make support available to a wider range of research institutes. Institutes that assume coordinator responsibilities or incorporate participation of companies will qualify for special rewards. No applications for funding are required.
Date: 29.08.2014

Effective climate agreement not likely

According to a group of Norwegian researchers, the prospects for achieving an effective international climate treaty are poor. The measures that are politically feasible are ineffective and the measures that would be effective are politically infeasible.
Date: 13.08.2014

20 mill NOK for Indo-Norwegian cooperation on energy research

India and Norway have launched a joint call for bilateral Indo-Norwegian research projects, aiming to achieve world-class scientific results.
Date: 11.08.2014

Research pays off for companies and society

Companies and society both benefit when the private sector invests in knowledge, a recent survey shows. The survey measured the results and effects of funding allocated by the Research Council of Norway to research in the industrial sector.
Date: 03.07.2014

New minimum basic funding requirements for research institutes

The Research Council has expanded the minimum requirements that research institutes must satisfy to receive public basic funding.
Date: 03.07.2014

National strategy for the health and care sector launched

The Health&Care 21 strategy is Norway’s first national research and innovation strategy for the health and care services. The strategy will form the basis for the further development of the services in this key area of society.
Date: 01.07.2014

Petroleum research still relevant and ethical

Norway’s National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) has conducted a review of ethical issues related to petroleum research. The committee concludes that it is ethically justifiable and warranted to carry out petroleum research as long as it does not impede restructuring efforts targeted towards renewable forms of energy.
Date: 01.07.2014

Largest funding pot ever for innovation research in industry

The Research Council of Norway is announcing NOK 850 million for allocation to Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector. This is the largest funding pot to be made available for this type of grant to date.
Date: 26.06.2014

Moth invasions cause widespread damage in the sub-arctic birch forest

In just seven years, as much as one-third of the mountain-birch forest in the North Calotte region was severely defoliated by two moth species. Researchers now have a better understanding of what happened.
Date: 24.06.2014

A boost for open access to research

The Research Council of Norway is introducing a new, five-year funding scheme that will cover a significant share of the costs incurred by research institutions for publication in open access journals.
Date: 24.06.2014

New project databank with advanced statistical capabilities

The Research Council of Norway has now launched its new project databank. This open, interactive tool enables anyone to instantly customise statistical overviews of Research Council grants dating back to 1997.
Date: 23.06.2014

Norway more innovative than previous surveys suggest

In a new survey, Statistics Norway finds that Norwegian trade and industry has far more innovators than indicated by previous international surveys of innovation capacity.
Date: 16.06.2014