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Great funding opportunities for researchers

Researchers can apply for funding from FORNY2020 and BIOTEK2021 in cooperation with BTO. We assist researchers with writing the application, and the process is already starting. Get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in applying for funding of your research project.

UPDATE 3rd of July 2014: BTO still accepts project proposals for FORNY and BIOTEK. However we must reserve the right to consider whether we have enough time to finalize your application before deadline. This consideration will, among other things, depend on how much preparation time is needed to assess the idea. 

The Norwegian research Council’s FORNY2020-program allocates Proof-of-Concept funding to projects that can be expected to have a high degree of commercial or socially beneficial potential. Projects from every research field can apply for funding.

BIOTEK2021 helps implement the government’s national strategy for biotechnology. The program gives optimization funding to research and development of biotechnological products, processes and services with a commercial potential.


In order for us to create successful applications, it is important to get an early start. We therefore propose the following procedure:

  • Get in touch before May 20th 2014 to start the preliminary discussions
  • We will continually evaluate the project proposition and work with the application preparations for the qualified projects
  • The official announcement of BIOTEK2021- and FORNY2020 funding is expected in the middle of June.
  • Application deadline: September 3rd 2014

For more information about FORNY2020, click here (no longer available), and read the call from Forskningsrådet here (no longer available).

For more information about BIOTEK2021, click here (no longer available), and read the call from Forskningsrådet here (no longer available).