850 MNOK to innovation projects

The Norwegian Research Council will grant NOK 850 million to industry innovation projects – the largest grant of its kind in history. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

The Research Council recently launched a website with all relevant information on this funding scheme.

Ketil Widerberg, General Manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster says: “Funding for the biotech industry is hard to obtain in Norway. This increase in grants will make a difference for the biotech members of the Cluster. I am glad to see that the Government and Research Council support industry driven innovation.”

More funding through BIA
Last year the grant to innovation projects within industry was on 700 million. The increase on 150 MNOK mainly comes from the Government`s strenghtening of the Research Council’s BIA – program. BIA funds industry-oriented research and has no thematic restrictions. Five Oslo Cancer Cluster biotech members obtained funding from the BIA program earlier this year. Read more on this here.

Application deadline is 15 October 2014, but already now, you may send in your project ideas and get feedback on them.

Please read the press release in Norwegian here.