Five new NKJ-SNS networks approved

Five applications for joint financing by SNS and NKJ were approved by the board in June.

These are the ones that will get financed this time:

* BioWiseTrans Advancing the bioeconomy transition in the Nordic Region
The network will arrange three workshops, one in each Finland, Norway and Sweden. The network wants to make stakeholders part of research processes and get attention to the local initatives that helps turning the economy green.

READ MORE: Local initiatives and innovation important for bioeconomy


* Dialogue Biocontrol Improving utilization of biocontrol research for practical plant protection solutions in agriculture and forestry
The network wants to promote transfer of basic research to commercially viable biocontrol solutions.

READ MORE: The knowledge for biocontrol is there


* Neonectria cankers on trees Meeting changes climatic conditions and increased problems in Nordic horticulture and forest production by interdisciplinary networking
This network has the aim to significantly increase the knowledge on the canker diseases in horticulture and forest.

READ MORE: Neonectria can be conqered


* Genes4Change Adaption, mitigation and breeding of trees and crops for future climate
The network wants to gather people from both forestry and horticulture sectors to gain strenght for both. They will try to identify gaps of knowledge and to transfer knowledge into practice.

READ MORE: Genes can help with climate adaption


* FiberTies The use of fibrous materials from biomass
The focus of the network is to share knowledge and place focus on sustainable, value-added utilization of plant fibers from the forest, agricultural and food sectors in building, textile and packaging industry.

INTERVIEW: Anne Christine Steenkjaer Hastrup – Collaboration is the way to new opportunities


The new networks will be financed 2018 and in one case 2018-2019. SNS and NKJ, The Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research contributes equally. The networks gets from 114 655 SEK to 250 000 SEK.


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