The VERDIKT programme is now investing NOK 35 million in the best ideas for green ICT and health.
The VERDIKT programme is continuing its focus on the Future Internet and the three thematic research topics: Social networks, Mobile Internet and the Internet of things.
In addition, this call specifically targets green ICT and smart health solutions - two areas where ICT can make a significant difference in society.
Green ICT involves ICT solutions that provide environmental benefits. This encompasses for example more energy efficient components and smarter solutions for production and logistics systems.
Smart ICT solutions in relation to health, welfare and care should be user-oriented and contribute to an easier everyday life and better treatment.
See the call for proposals here
Get a quick assessment of your idea
The VERDIKT programme will also recommend all applicants to submit a project outline before October 17.
You will receive feedback on your project concept within two weeks. This serves as a good starting point for dialogue and guidance prior to the application deadline. It will also contribute to improved project quality and a faster allocation process.
See template for project outlines here
Value creation is emphasized
Both private and public enterprises in collaboration with research institutions are invited to apply. The VERDIKT programme is searching for the best innovation projects that have high potential for value creation and will make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field of ICT. International cooperation and market potential will also be emphasized.
The funding amount granted will normally be NOK 1–3 million per year over a period of 2–4 years.
The deadline for applying is November 28 at 13:00. The applications are processed by a panel of experts. The final decision on the allocation of grants is taken by the VERDIKT programme board and will be announced in March 2013.
Please contact the contact persons at the VERDIKT programme if you have any questions regarding the application process and the substance of the call for proposals.