A budget of up to NOK 40 million in total will be available from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) for allocations to the Norwegian part of the projects, and an activity matching funding is available from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to the Indian part of the projects.

Project duration: 3 years. Funding per project (Norwegian partners): 4 – 10 mill. NOK per project.

The objective of this call is to establish joint Indian – Norwegian researcher projects that strengthen already on-going research activities in each research group and contribute significant added value to these on-going activities within ICT and the thematic areas:

Smart environments. This area includes topics like environmental monitoring, smart neighborhoods, sensor networks/IoT, smart grid, monitoring for safe living, mobility and wireless infrastructure. Artificial intelligence, autonomous and cognitive systems.

ICT for society. This area includes topics like educational ICT, ICT for improved e-Governance, human-computer interfaces with particular emphasis on elderly, disabled and illiterate citizens, and cybersecurity, privacy and vulnerability for individual citizens and society at large.
NB! ICT for health and medicine is not a priority in this call.

The research projects should benefit long-term cooperation between the partners and the two countries.





Please note RCN offers Travel support for partner-search and establishing project proposals for the joint Indian – Norwegian ICT-call, 6 September 2017