Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland encourages companies to apply for support for innovation projects.

The Research Council of Norway is allocating a record amount of money for innovation projects.

“The government’s goal is to make Norway one of Europe’s most innovative countries. Hence, we have strengthened schemes that contribute to research and innovation. This will solidify businesses and create new jobs,” says Monica Mæland, Minister of Trade and Industry.

“Support for research and innovation enables long-term thinking. The Research Council’s record-breaking announcement of NOK 1.12 billion is an important step towards lifting Norwegian industry’s competitiveness through innovative products and services,” says Mæland.

All companies can apply for support.

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

In recent years, the Research Council has simplified the application process and strengthened the advisory services offered to the applicants. By submitting a project sketch through a service called Innoskisse, the companies are advised on how to design the final application. The Research Council also provides advice on which innovation program best fits the project in question.

Project workshops: To be held in various places, ending August 25
Sketch: Deadline August 30
Application: Deadline October 11
Companies can also apply SkatteFUNN, a tax incentive scheme. Deadline: September 1.

Please contact RD&I Manager Marit Dolmen at GCE NODE or Siren M. Neset at the Research Council of Norway for questions and assistance.

In general:
BIA – Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena 

Energy, maritime, petroleum, CSS:
MAROFF: Maritime, offshore operations
PETROMAKS2: Petroleum research
CLIMIT – CO2 technology
HAVTEKNOLOGI: Ocean Technology

Aquaculture, fisheries and agriculture:

Nano and micro technology:
NANO2021: Nano technology and advanced materials