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) invites relevant research and innovation projects within digital biotechnology[1]. There are two mechanisms for project membership:

Research project - apply to the call in the program "Biotechnology for Innovation" (BIOTEK2021) by the Research Council of Norway, next call in 2018.

Partner project - apply to the centre to become a partner project, next opportunity in 2019.

To become a part of the centre you should share the centre’s vision:


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.

Membership benefits

Research projects will be members on the same terms as the previous projects granted in 2016 and 2017.

Partner projects will be members in the centre by; access to project leader forum, access to meetings in the network, exposure on the web and in the annual report. Partner projects are expected to contribute to the synergy between the networking project and the other research and partner projects. Partner projects will be given the opportunity to apply for funding to support actions and events.

How to apply

Research project - calls will be announced by the "Biotechnology for Innovation" (BIOTEK2021) program.

Partner project - use contact form.


[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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