Helse Vest RHF annually awards two prizes: a research prize and an innovation prize. The prizes will be awarded at the annual Research Conference in the autumn, and we encourage the various research environments in K2 to apply.
Helse Vest’s research award
The award is given to a researcher, research environment or young researcher (under the age of 40) who, through his or her research, has contributed to strengthening a research field or a research-based health service offering. The research must be of a nature and standard of significance for the level of research and / or the service offer in the region. Candidates (researcher, research environment or young researcher) who have contributed to the development of either a) research area, b) research collaboration / environment or c) who through their research have improved clinical practice in Helse Vest can be proposed.
The following form (Norwegian only): Forslagsskjema 2020- forskingspris og innovasjonspris should be filled in by the proposer.
Helse Vest’s annual research prize consists of NOK 200,000 and a work of art. The prize amount will be used for further research.
Helse Vest’s innovation award
The innovation prize is awarded to one or more persons who, through their work, have contributed to the development of a new or improved product, service, production process or organizational form that constitutes a concept that can be reused in the health sector. The award can be given both on the basis of research-driven and demand-driven innovation. The development must be made visible through the idea / innovation project being either reported and / or further developed together with the regional office of Innovation Norway, InnoMed, the Research Council of Norway or one of the region’s two Technology Transfer Offices (TTO). Similarly, internal projects that have not been made visible through the mentioned actors will also be considered. In such cases, it will be important that the product, process or services have been used, and it can be demonstrated to what benefit the innovation has had for the hospital.
A separate form (Norwegian only): Forslagsskjema 2020- forskingspris og innovasjonspris has been prepared to be filled in by the proposer.
The innovation award consists of NOK 100,000 and a work of art. The prize amount will be used for further innovation work.
Terms for both prizes
The candidate must: either be employed in one of the companies in Helse Vest / possibly in a private non-profit institution that has an agreement with Helse Vest or have received research funding from the Regional Cooperation Body in Health West. The regional co-operation body for research and innovation awards the prizes. These are distributed by the board members of Helse Vest in connection with the annual research conference arranged by the collaborating body.
The deadline for nominating candidates is 14 September 2020. The research conference 2020 will be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the prizes will therefore be awarded this year in connection with the board meeting in Helse Vest on 4 November.
If you wish to submit a proposal, you must fill out a proposal form
You send the form by e-mail to: email@example.com
Mark the e-mail “Research Prize / Innovation Prize 2020”.
The regional co-operation body for research and innovation has appointed two committees – one for each of the two awards – to assess the proposal. Proposals will be treated confidentially.