The Norwegian Research Council granted BerGenBio, Lifandis and Smartfish funding through the Program for User-Driven Research Based Innovation (BIA).
The Research Council will grant a record amount of more than 600 MNOK to 65 Norwegian companies, of which nine are biotech companies.
BerGenBio, Lifandis and Smartfish will receive about 10 million NOK each over four years, depending on the outcome of the contract negotiations between the council and the companies. The funding may also trigger interest from private investors. BerGenBio also received funding from BIA one year ago.