Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI)
Together with CMR, UiB is the host institution for one Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI).
The purpose of the Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) is to build up and strengthen Norwegian research groups that work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and innovative public enterprises.
The Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) scheme was established by the Research Council of Norway in 2006.
The SFI scheme will:
• Promote innovation by supporting long-term research through close alliances between research-active companies, public organizations and leading research groups.
• Develop expertise that sustains high international standards in fields that are important for innovation and value creation.
• Enhance technology transfer, internationalisation and researcher training.