French-Norwegian Foundation

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FNS funding of R&D projects over the period 1987-2007

Until 1988 the Foundation mainly served as a catalyst for the technical co-operation between the two countries.

After the Troll agreement was signed in 1986, the two parties agreed to use the Foundation to actively promote and coordinate bilateral research and development projects. Each country agreed to support the FNS projects with up to 50 MNOK over a period of 10 years (1989-1999).

A substantial industry involvement of at least 50 percent financing was set as a requirement. This plan has been fulfilled and since 1988 up to 2006, 85 projects, for a global R&D budget of 348 MNOK (43 Meuros) have been supported throughout the years.

The cumulative funding reached 40% of this total budget, namely 149 MNOK, equally granted by the Norwegian and the French governments, the balance (60%) being covered by the industry partners. About 180 firms and Research Centres have thus got public funding through the Foundation. Of the total of 96 projects more than half (60%) have been awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's), 19% to Research Centres and 21% to large scale companies. Furthermore, over the years, more than 50 Ph.D and post-doctoral students have been included in the project.

From 2007 to 2012, 24 projects have been supported by the FFN/FNS. Funding has been awarded to SMEs (14), Research Centres (6), and large scale companies (2). In 2012, funding has reached 864 k€ awarded to 5 projects.

 

R and D projects since 2004

Projects funded in 2004


    * Alternative to antibiotic treatments in marine aquaculture. Application to bivalve larvae (3)
      Université de Bretagne Occidentale (F) and University of Bergen (N).
    * Advanced fish oil separation by ceramic membranes (1)
      Cooperative de traitement des produits de la pêche (F) and DUE MILJØ AS (N).
    * The effect of bioactive fatty acids on atherosclerosis and restenosis development (2)
      INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE (F) and THIA MEDICA AS (N).
    * Nutraceuticals from fish and shell fish hydrolysates (1)
      Station de Biologie Marine/MNHN (F) and BIOHENK AS (N)
    * Application of a new encapsulation process in petrochemistry (1)
      IFP (F) and KERANOR AS (N)
    * Development of Innovative IT solutions for shipbrokers (1)
      AXS MARINE (F) and UMS (N).
    * Consumer conception of local food (2)
      INRA (F) and SIFO (N)
    * Simulation and Planning for robotic education and distant surgery (1)
      IRCAD (F) and SIM SURGERY AS (N).
    * Aluminium components subjected to impact loading conditions (2)
      Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (F) and NTNU (N).
    * Novel silicon feedstock by agglomeration of silicon powder and further refining by thermal treatment and reactive metallurgy (2)
      EMIX S.A. (F) and SILICON TECHNOLOGIES AS (N)
    * Developing an intangible asset evaluation tool (1)
      IDEAM (F) and INSPIRE INVEST (N).

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only
(3) Funding of the French partners only

 

 


Projects funded in 2005

 

    * FNS 00-09 Advanced fish oil separation by ceramic membranes (1)
      CTPP (F) and DUE MILJØ AS (N)
    * FNS 03-01 Aluminium components subjected to impact loading conditions (1)
      ENS Cachan (F) and NTNU (N)
    * FNS 04-01 Novel silicon feedstock by agglomeration of silicon powder and further refining by thermal treatment and reactive metallurgy (2)
      EMIX S.A. (F) and SILICON TECHNOLOGIES AS (N)
    * FNS 04-04 Current forecasting in the North sea and the Gulf of Lion towards operational services (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and TERRA ORBIT AS (N)
    * FNS 04-05 Developing an intangible asset valuation tool (2)
      IDEAM (F) and INSPIRE INVEST AS (N)
    * FNS 04-07 Developing genetic tools for real-time non invasive imaging of tumorigenesis in living mice (1)
      ENS PARIS (F) and University of Oslo (N)
    * FNS 05-02 Intercepting Hydrogen-induced stress cracking by ultrasonic residual stress measurements (1)
      ULTRA RS (F) and DNV (N)
    * FNS 05-03 Photorealistic virtual rendering for training and planning surgical procedures (1)
      IRCAD (F) and SIM SURGERY AS (N)
    * FNS 05-06 Localisation of drifting objects and decisions aid system for maritime search and rescue (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and Christian Michelsen Research (N)
    * FNS 05-09 Stabilization of the top of the gas lines corrosion rate (2)
      TOTAL S.A. (F) and INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (N)
    * FNS 05-10 Consumer conception of local food (2)
      INRA / UMR MOISA (F) and SIFO (N)

 

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only

 


Projects funded in 2006

    * Advanced fish oil separation by ceramic membranes (1)
      CTPP (F) and DUE MILJØ AS (N)
    * Novel silicon feedstock by agglomeration of silicon powder (SILPAC) (1)
      EMIX S.A. (F) and SILICON TECHNOLOGIES AS (N)
    * Current forecasting in the North sea and the Gulf of Lion towards operational services (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and TERRA ORBIT AS (N)
    * Developing an intangible asset valuation tool (2)
      IDEAM (F) and INSPIRE INVEST AS (N)
    * Developing genetic tools for real-time non invasive imaging of tumorigenesis in living mice (1)
      ENS PARIS (F) and University of Oslo (N)
    * Photorealistic virtual rendering for training and planning surgical procedures (1)
      IRCAD (F) and SIM SURGERY AS (N)
    * Localisation of drifting objects and decisions aid system for maritime search and rescue (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and Christian Michelsen Research (N)
    * Geosynthetics for innovative sustainable solution in arctic climates (1)
      TENCATE Geosynthetics (F) and Store Norske Spitsbergen Grubekompani (N)
    * Conception, development and testing of new aluminium casting alloys for elevated temperature application in automobile engines (1)
      MONTUPET S.A. (F) and HYDROALUMINIUM AS (N)
    * Stabilization of the top of the gas lines corrosion rate (2)
      TOTAL S.A. (F) and INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (N)
    * Consumer conception of local food (2)
      INRA / UMR MOISA (F) and SIFO (N)
    * Upscaling of advanced ceramic membranes processes for fish oil separation (2)
      CTPP (F) and DUE MILJØ (N)

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only

 

 


Projects funded in 2007


    * Current forecasting in the North sea and the Gulf of Lion towards operational services (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and TERRA ORBIT AS (N)
    * Developing genetic tools for real-time non invasive imaging of tumorigenesis in living mice (1)
      ENS PARIS / IPSOGEN  (F) and Cgene AS / University of Oslo (N)
    * Photorealistic virtual rendering for training and planning surgical procedures (3 - 4)
      IRCAD (F) and SIM SURGERY AS (N)
    * New process for solar silicon.  Refining by thermal treatment and reactive metallurgy  (1)
      EMIX S.A. (F) and REC SILICON AS (N)            
    * Localisation of drifting objects and decisions aid system for maritime search and rescue (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. / IFREMER (F) and Christian Michielsen Research / Met.no (N)      
    * Geosynthetics for innovative sustainable solution in arctic climates  (1)
      TENCATE  Geosynthetics (F) and Store Norske Spitsbergen Grubekompani (N)    
    * Conception, development and testing of new aluminium casting alloys for elevated temperature application in automobile engines (1)
      MONTUPET S.A. (F) and HYDROALUMINIUM AS (N)
    * Stabilization of the top of the gas lines corrosion rate (2)
      TOTAL S.A. (F) and INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY / TOTAL NORGE / NORSKE CONOCO (N)
    * Consumer conception of local food (2)
      INRA / UMR MOISA (F) and SIFO (N)
    * Upscaling of advanced ceramic membranes processes for fish oil separation (2)
      CTPP / NOVASEP PROCESS S.A.(F) and DUE MILJØ  / SINTEF (N)
    * Novel sensitive liposomes and systems for targeted ultrasound mediated drug delivery (2)
      EDAP TMS / INSERM Lyon (F) and EPITARGET THERAPEUTICA (N)

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only
(3) Funding of the French partners only


Projects funded in 2008


    * Current forecasting in the North sea and the Gulf of Lion towards operational services (1)
      ACTIMAR S.A. (F) and TERRA ORBIT AS (N)
    * Industrialization of the Watercatox process for waste water treatment and liquid oxidation (3)
      TREDI S.A. / CNRS – IRC Lyon (F) and DUE MILJØ AS (N)
    * New process for solar silicon. Refining by thermal treatment and reactive metallurgy (3)
      EMIX S.A. (F) and REC SILICON AS (N)        
    * Localisation of drifting objects and decisions aid system for maritime search and rescue (2)
      ACTIMAR S.A. / IFREMER (F) and Christian Michielsen Research / Met.no (N)      
    * Geosynthetics for innovative sustainable solution in arctic climates  (1)
      TENCATE  Geosynthetics (F) and Store Norske Spitsbergen Grubekompani (N)    
    * Conception, development and testing of new aluminium casting alloys for elevated temperature application in automobile engines (1)
      MONTUPET S.A. (F) and HYDROALUMINIUM AS (N)
    * Stabilization of the top of the gas lines corrosion rate (2)
      TOTAL S.A. (F) and INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY / TOTAL NORGE / NORSKE CONOCO (N)
    * Upscaling of advanced ceramic membranes processes for fish oil separation (2)
      CTPP / NOVASEP PROCESS S.A.(F) and DUE MILJØ  / SINTEF (N)
    * Novel sensitive liposomes and systems for targeted ultrasound mediated drug delivery (1)
      EDAP TMS / INSERM Lyon (F) and EPITARGET THERAPEUTICA (N)
    * Isotope separation of silicon for use in photovoltaic industry (2)
      NOVASEP PROCESS (F) and ISO SILICON AS / IFE / UNIVERSITY OF OSLO (N)
    * Evaluation of ready-to-use crucibles for the production of multicrystallized silicon ingots (3)
      VESUVIUS / INES (F) and NTNU (N)

 

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only
(3) Funding of the French partners only

 


Projects funded in 2009


    * Industrialization of the Watercatox process for waste water treatment and liquid oxidation
      TREDI S.A. / CNRS – IRC Lyon (F) and DUE MILJØ AS (N)
    * Spark plasma sintering of ceramic proton conductors for solid oxide fuel cells
      PNF2/CIRIMAT (F) and SINTEF (N)
    * Novel sensitive liposomes and systems for targeted ultrasound mediated drug delivery
      EDAP TMS / INSERM Lyon (F) and EPITARGET THERAPEUTICA (N)
    * Isotope separation of silicon for use in photovoltaic industry
      NOVASEP PROCESS (F) and ISO SILICON AS / IFE / UNIVERSITY OF OSLO (N)
    * Evaluation of ready-to-use crucibles for the production of multicrystallized silicon ingots
      VESUVIUS / INES (F) and NTNU (N)
    * Wind farm installation vessel
      TECHNIP (F) and DNV (N)
    * Blue mussel bio-energetics in aquaculture as modelled with DEB (Dynamic Energy Budget) theory
      IFREMER (F) and IMR (Havforskningsinstituttet (N)
    * TMS System
      MBD TEXINOV (F) and MAXIT AS (N)            
    * Development and industrialization of ultrasound probes for sterile processing
      VERMON S.A. (F) and SONOWAND AS (N)


Projects funded in 2010


    * Development of spherical sub-micron/nano-sized alumina for advanced refractories (2)
      Elkem Silicon Materials (N) and Kerneos (F)

 


Projects funded in 2011


    * User-Centric Identity Management Development (1)
      Vallvi (N) and CEV (F)


Projects funded in 2012

    * Value added-molecular membrane filtration for reclaim and valorisation of reclaimed
      biomarine rest raw materials for better profitability and sustainability (2)
      Due Miljo (N) and Labeyrie (F)
    * Environment-monitoring buoy for the aquaculture industry (1)
      Nortek (N), Akva Group (N), Sintef Aquaculture Engineering (N), NTNU (N) and
      NortekMED (F), University of Toulon (F)
    * Bullet Impact on Tissue Simulant (1), Impetus Afea AS (N) and Impetus Afea SAS (F)

     * Pain Monitor, Med-Storm Innovation (N), Hôptal Foch (F)

     * Sisquonor, Ifremer, Institute of Marine Research

 

(1) Funding of the French and Norwegian partners
(2) Funding of the Norwegian partners only
(3) Funding of the French partners only