The proposed Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) breaks the traditional organisation of research and development, by constructing world leading scientific tasks forces that aim to untangle and resolve some of the fundamental societal challenges facing current and forthcoming biotechnology. The proposed DLN Centre will focus on delivering key instruments for innovation to the Norwegian society and industry, and DLN is relevant for all the main ambitions of the strategic effort Digital Life Convergence for Innovation as described in the call documents. Our short-term goal is to establish a robust and well-functioning Centre that can catalyze development of best practice biotechnology research, training and education in Norway. Our long-term aim is to create economic, societal and environmental value in Norway from biotechnological research and innovation. Our main tool for improving the research quality and innovation potential of the biotechnology research in Norway is to facilitate transdisciplinary research between the life sciences, the mathematical/ICT sciences and the engineering sciences, and an overarching ambition is that all scientific projects in our portfolio shall be strictly transdisciplinary and in accordance with the principles of responsible research and innovation (RRI), based on knowledge co-production between the DL research community and stakeholders and society.
Project leader: Trygve Brautaset
Institution: NTNU FAKULTET FOR NATURVITENSKAP