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Nordic NOK 165 million initiative to boost research and innovation in personalised medicine

Personalised medicine, tailoring the right therapeutic strategy to the right person at the right time, is more relevant than ever before. New knowledge and innovation will make it possible to provide the patient with more precisely targeted diagnostics and treatment. Innovation Fund Denmark, the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS), Innovaatiorahoituskeskus Business Finland, and NordForsk are providing more than NOK 165 million in funding for seven Nordic projects that will target wider implementation of personalised medicine in the Nordic health care sector.

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New Nordic Research Programme on Digitisation of the Public Sector


Digitalisation is a recurrent theme on today’s European, national, and regional development agenda. It is also a priority focus area for the Swedish presidency of the Nordic Council in 2019, and the Nordic Council of Ministers has established an ad hoc Council of Ministers for Digitalisation. In light of this, NordForsk will launch a new research programme, “Digitisation of the Public Sector” in 2019 to generate new knowledge useful to practitioners as well as policy-makers.

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Invitation to tender for evaluation of Education for Tomorrow


NordForsk seeks to evaluate the first phase of the Nordic research programme Education for Tomorrow.

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Historic investment in Nordic paediatric cancer research


NordForsk, the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Research Council of Norway have pooled their resources for an historic initiative on paediatric cancer research and will be allocating a total of NOK 30 million for three Nordic projects on personalised cancer treatment for children. With their focus on Nordic cooperation on clinical studies, these projects will help to give children diagnosed with cancer access to the very latest treatment methods. “I’m excited to follow the progress of these projects, ” says Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, “not only because they are strong projects on their own but also because they can help expand Nordic cooperation on clinical research.”

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