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Research within priority sectors / Bilateral research cooperation

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway share ambitions with EU countries for strengthening Europe’s research base and increasing mobility for researchers. Research and innovation are at the heart of the EU’s sustainable growth strategy, which commits EU countries to improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation.

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support programmes in seven beneficiary countries to increase research capacity and the application of research results.

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Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.

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For applicants

Funding is available for entities registered in the seven beneficiary countries. These can include higher education public institutions, public research institutions and other research entities, small and medium-sized enterprises (provided they cooperate with a research organisation) and researchers and scientists.

For partners

The Research Council of Norway is lending its considerable experience to programme development in all countries except Greece. In Romania, the Icelandic Centre for Research is also a programme partner. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged. 

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