Three new Nordic Centres of Excellence to focus on the bioeconomy

Three new Nordic Centres of Excellence to focus on the bioeconomy

The NordForsk board has awarded a total of 90 million NOK to three new Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Nordic bioeconomy programme.

Each centre will receive approximately NOK 30 million in Nordic funding.

The three Nordic Centres of Excellence to receive funding are:

The call was a two-stage process. After an assessment by international experts, 10 pre-proposals were invited to submit full proposals. An international expert panel assessed the 10 proposals based on their scientific quality, and the Programme Committee made strategic priorities aiming to fulfil the objectives of the programme and the potential for Nordic added value. Against this background, the NordForsk Board decided to award funding to the above NCoEs.

Nordic Bioeconomy Programme

The Nordic bioeconomy programme aims to generate new knowledge on how to foster and advance the transition to a bioeconomy-based society in the Nordic countries.

The programme is funded by the Academy of Finland, The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), the Research Council of Norway, the Icelandic Centre for Research – Rannís, and NordForsk.