Out of 28 applicants to what is called Innovasjonsrammen, an innovation program from Innovation Norway, NODE was among the 10 clusters that received funds.
Innovasjonsrammen is designed to stimulate innovation through more collaborative projects between companies. By providing early funding, the goal is to qualify projects for further funding from The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway or private investors.
The cluster administration decides how the funds are best put to use.
«This is one of the advantages of being part of a cluster like NODE. We will distribute funds to projects, nominated by our companies, which are ready to start immediately. 40 per cent is earmarked green projects», says Marit Dolmen, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE.