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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.