By invitation only: Second phase of the call for Nordic Centres of Excellence: “Advancing the bioeconomy transition in the Nordic region”

NordForsk launches the second phase of the call for proposals for Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme. The call is open to ten selected applicants from the first phase of the call. Application deadline is 7 September 2016.

The Nordic Bioeconomy Programme aims to produce new knowledge on how to foster and advance the transition to a bio-based economy in the Nordic countries by integrating research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the private and public sectors. The programme will fund activities that are cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary, and that involve the private and public sectors and other stakeholders.

Thematic framework

The call is relevant for all sectors (e.g. agriculture, forestry, marine, food and other) in the bioeconomy, but with an emphasis on new and innovative areas of research and innovation in order to understand the bio-economy transition in a holistic perspective. In this call water is a common denominator and can be either the research subject or an integral part of the proposal, but does not have to be the main theme.

Financial framework

The programme aims to fund three Nordic Centres of Excellence within a budget of NOK 90 million. The NCoEs will be funded for a five-year period and will be launched during 2017.

The applicants can apply for a maximum amount of NOK 30 million over a five-year period.


Read the full call for proposals here!

Read more about the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme here

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