Innovation Project for the Public Sector

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) plans to announce  Innovation Project for the Public Sector on August 5, 2020 with Deadline: September 16, 2020.

This funding is for projects in which public sector bodies are in need of research in connection with innovation activities.Funding will also be available for projects that extend across sectors and service areas.

There are several thematic areas of priority for this funding including:

Health, care and welfare services

Health and welfare services in this context refer to health and care services, labour and welfare services, and child and family welfare.

Innovation projects must be based on needs and challenges relating to health and welfare services, must be part of the entity’s plans and strategies for development and must build on effective collaboration between the entities and R&D groups. Public sector entities that administer and/or provide services within the health and welfare services are eligible to apply for funding.

Of particular relevance are projects that:

  • lead to more effective use of resources in health and welfare services;
  • enhance synergies in service provision and lead to more effective utilisation of existing systems.


Public sector bodies, (cf. Definition Public Body), are eligible to apply. Applicants under some of the thematic areas must also satisfy additional special requirements. Such requirements will be stipulated in the description of the relevant thematic area.

Companies and research organisations may not apply.


Total budget is NoK 200 million 

NoK 70 million for innovation projects for health and welfare services

Furhter Information 

For more information about the call, please visit the RCN website here.

Published May 29, 2020 12:49 PM - Last modified May 29, 2020 12:49 PM