NOK 250 million to ICT research and innovation

– The major funding from IKTPLUSS will make a difference, states Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Director of Innovation in The Research Council of Norway. (Photo: Sverre Jarild) – The new projects are creative in their challenging and interdisciplinary setup for new interplay among partners that occupies major roles in the shaping of our society, explains Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Executive Director of Division for Innovation in the Research Council.

– For the Research Council, IKTPLUSS is a bold pilot initiative with a clear and targeted focus and a dynamic portfolio development. Such a broad, dynamic and targeted initiative has no precedence in the Research Council, Fahlvik explains.

A safe information society

The major part of the investment, 150 million NOK, it allocated to eight Researcher Projects that will contribute to a safe information society. The projects contribute to themes within large-scale forensics, new methods and tools for cryptology, data repositories in the cloud and security in Smart Grids.

University of Oslo is the contract owner of three of the funded projects while Gjøvik University College gained two contracts. University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and SINTEF gained one contract each.

Health, care and welfare

100 million NOK are allocated to ICT research and innovation in health, care and welfare services. The funding is distributed to Researcher Projects, Innovation Projects in Public Sector and Pre-projects.

The themes in focus of the five Researcher Projects includes for instance gamification to support patients in chronic illness management, and supporting full flow of health data between patients and health care systems among.

Three Innovation Projects for the Public Sector are among the winners. The foci of these includes telemedicine solutions for collaborative care, health services using implantable sensors connected to wireless applications and patient centric ICT-platform for genomic medicine.

Nine pre-projects are getting support. Several of these are focusing use of health and care service robotics.

A significant part of the resources from IKTPLUSS is allocated to Researcher Projects to support the contribution of to the development of a safe information society. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Geographic allocation of the funding

The Oslo University Hospital gained three of the contracts while Gjøvik University College, SINTEF and the University of Oslo gained two contracts each. University Hospital in North of Norway, Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Sørlandet Hospital, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Bergen University College, University of Agder and NTNU also gained contracts.

A call of major interest

The Coordinator of IKTPLUSS, André Fossen Mlonyemi, is absolutely pleased with the number of proposals and their scientific quality. – The research groups have without doubt done a great mobilization job, he says.

IKTPLUSS is a proceeding the VERDIKT funding initiative, and several of the researcher groups funded here are found among the winners now as well. However IKTPLUSS is also directed towards new target groups. IKTPLUSS is also directed towards stimulation of closer cooperation between research and industry, and puts emphasis on the exploitation of research results. To gain funding by participation in international funding competitions through Horizon 2020 is an important goal as well.

Making a difference

Director of Innovation Anne Kjersti Fahlvik underlines the pervasive role of ICT in today's society.

– ICT is important both as a discipline in itself and as source of possibilities in a number of other areas and disciplines. IKTPLUSS is directed towards this broad spectrum in combination with R&D and innovation for application of ICT within important areas as health care, welfare and security.

The areas of health, care and welfare and that of security have different characteristics in the significant amount of research invested in the broad health area, while much less in security. However, when focusing the major potential of exploitation of ICT and digitalization, these areas are in a similar state. For both areas, the funding now allocated by IKTPLUSS will make a difference, states Fahlvik.

Project title

Contract owner

Project type

Announcement: «NOK 100 million for ICT for the health, care and welfare services»

Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology

University of Bergen

Researcher Project

Cryptographic Tools for Cloud Security

NTNU

Researcher Project

Computational Forensics for Large-scale Fraud Detection, Crime Investigation and Prevention

Gjøvik University College

Researcher Project

Secure Access Control over Wide Area Network

Gjøvik University College

Researcher Project

Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law

University of Oslo

Researcher Project

Operable Subjective Logic Analysis Technology for Intelligence in Cybersecurity

University of Oslo

Researcher Project

SoS-Agile: Science of Security in Agile Software Development

SINTEF

Researcher Project

Security in IoT for Smart Grids

University of Oslo

Researcher Project

 

Announcement: «NOK 150 million in funding for research that promotes the development of a safe and secure information society.

The Power of Personal Strengths - using gamification to support patients in chronic illness management

Oslo University Hospital

Researcher Project

Assessing the feasibility of the Learning Healthcare System toolbox

Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine

Researcher Project

IQ-MED: Image Quality enhancement in MEDical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment

Gjøvik University College

Researcher Project

Full Flow of Health Data Between Patients and Health Care Systems

University Hospital of North Norway

Researcher Project

Multimodal Elderly Care systems (MECS)

University of Oslo

Researcher Project

Novel health services using implantable sensors connected to wireless applications

Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

Pasientsentrert IKT plattform for genomisk medisin

Oslo University Hospital

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

Felles telemedisinsk løsning Agder

Sørlandet Hospital

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

Robotic rehabilitation of upper-limb after stroke

Sogn og Fjordane University College

Pre-project

Social priming: Seniors co-designing digitally enhanced living spaces

SINTEF

Pre-project

HealthInsight: Big Healthcare Data Analytics

Oslo University Hospital

Pre-project

Development of Future Research Project Proposals on a Wireless In-Home Monitoring System for People with Healthcare Needs

University of Agder

Pre-project

Real-time Clinical Nutrition Decision Support Systems

University of Oslo

Pre-project

Robotic Care. Networks of health, technology and culture

NTNU

Pre-project

IoT-Health

SINTEF ICT

Pre-project

A Platform for Medical Image Processing, Transmission and Visualisation

Gjøvik University College

Pre-project

Research Project on RAPHAEL: Robotic Assistance in Personal Hygiene for ActivE Living

Bergen University College

Pre-project

 

 

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