Join the centre

Research and innovation projects funded by directed calls in the Norwegian Research Council’s program Biotechnology for Innovation (BIOTEK2021) become a part of the centre. In addition, other relevant projects are welcome to apply to join the centre.

Project membership

The Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is open and inclusive, and invites relevant research and innovation projects within digital biotechnology[1] to apply for membership in the centre.

Deadline for the first round of application is 20. August 2017.

The centre’s vision is:
Significantly improve the innovation potential of Norwegian biotechnology to create economic growth and societal and environmental value the four thematic focus areas, marine, agricultural, industrial and medical, in which biotechnology can play a role in addressing societal challenges.

A project should benefit from becoming a partner project if it shares the centre's vision.


Membership benefits

Partner projects will be represented in Project leader forum. Project participants is granted access to meetings in the network, and by being a partner, projects will increase their national and international visibility through both web and the annual report. Partner projects will be able to feed off synergy effects from cooperating with the networking projects and the other research projects. Furthermore, partner projects have the opportunity to apply for micro funding of various actions and events.


How to apply

Research projects that wants to become part of DLN are requested to fill in the following application form. The decision to grant partnership status is made by the DLN board after evaluation by the DLN management.

Research project led by an organization that currently is not a hub or node in the centre must enclose a statement from the organisation with a description of how the institution at an institutional level will contribute to the centre.


[1] DLN define Digital Biotechnology as the use of digital tools on biotechnological datasets to extract and process useful information. Digital Biotechnology may be used in research and development production or services. Examples of applications are sensor technology, screening and bio prospecting, use of patient and health registers, production data from the likes of biological pharmaceuticals, food production, aquaculture, systems biology, simulations or predications of biological systems. Institusjonell forankring

The following criteria must be met:

1. R&I projects must be of a trans disciplinar nature to include areas like biology, IT, physics, mathematics, medicine or engineering.

2. The projects must have a specific goal to contribute to innovation and creation of value for the society.

3. DLN emphasise responsible research and innovation as an integral part of the centres tasks, and the projects must contribute to this.

4. The project must be connected to an organization for research and innovation, have project finanzing, and be time-limited.

Approved applications must accede the centre’s Term of Reference.

Business network

Organiations from businesses where Digital Biotechnology is relevant are welcome to join the business network of The Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN). Eligible organisations can be from the entire innovation chain from TTO’s to investment companies.

Members of DLN's business network will receive relevant information and invitations to our events aimed at the biotech industry.


[2] DLN define Digital Biotechnology as the use of digital tools on biotechnological datasets to extract and process useful information. Digital Biotechnology may be used in research and development production or services. Examples of applications are sensor technology, screening and bio prospecting, use of patient and health registers, production data from the likes of biological pharmaceuticals, food production, aquaculture, systems biology, simulations or predications of biological systems.

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