User-driven Research based Innovation (BIA) is a broad-based program funded by The Research Council of Norway. This year’s budget is approximately 483 million NOK, and aims to fund industry-oriented research, with good business and socio-economic potential.
A total of 160 applications were submitted and 46 of these were awarded funding. Among those to receive funding, was the project “Chatbots supporting user loyalty to service providers”, which is a collaboration between Anzyz, SINTEF and CAIR, and four service providers. The project was awarded 16 million NOK and will span a period of 3 years.
For more information (in Norwegian): https://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-bia/Nyheter/Resultatene_fra_hostens_soknadsrunde_for_innovasjonsprosjekter_er_klar/1254032932310/p1226993636080