Innovayt has been selected as provider of services related to European funding applications for Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), a major Norwegian University College with ca. 17 500 students and almost 1900 personnel.
HiOA’s strategy is to increase the level of European funding for their researchers. Each of HiOA’s four Faculties and research centers already have R&Ds adviser or coordinators that are supported by a central team of administrators, who can help researchers with the funding process.
Innovayt’s collaboration with HiOA will help the University College expand and improve its participation in European research programs. Innovayt will implement their comprehensive and professional expertise for tackling issues such as proposal matching, validation and writing, and will provide experienced mentors to assist in formulating research concepts and writing proposals. Innovayt will apply their structured program of training and mentoring to HiOA’s research portfolio for constructing viable consortia, writing competitive research proposals and also translate winning bids into successful projects.
The R&D Support Contract for HiOA will have a duration of 24 months from 2015 to 2017, with potential for a prolonged contract.