Companies in Agder have, more than others, made good use of the tax incentive scheme Skattefunn, as part of their research and innovation efforts.

Skattefunn has been heavily promoted the last five years. New statistics show a 107 per cent overall increase in applications from Norwegian companies between 2013 and 2018. However, the number of applications from companies in Vest-Agder County is up by 139 per cent in the same period. And the number of applications from Aust-Agder County is up by a whopping 246 per cent!

All companies can apply for support. In recent years, the Research Council of Norway (RCN) has simplified the application process and strengthened the advisory services offered to the applicants.

“Both established businesses and start-ups in all industries and sectors will find an opportunity that suits them,” says John-Arne Røttingen, Managing Director of RCN.

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