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

Please note September 1st as an important deadline for tax incentive scheme SkatteFUNN.

The Research Council of Norway has allocated 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. In recent years, the Research Council 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,” said John-Arne Røttingen, Managing Director of the Research Council.

SKATTEFUNN DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1
SkatteFUNN, a tax incentive scheme, has its deadline on September 1st. Please contact RD&I Manager Marit Dolmen at GCE NODE or Siren M. Neset at the Research Council of Norway for questions and assistance.

INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION PROJECTS DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11
An Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector is an R&D project that is designed to lead to innovation (value-creating renewal) for the companies participating in the project. These projects are to enable the participating companies to increase their profitability and, in the long-term, their competitiveness. The Research Council’s support for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector applies only to R&D activities. It is not possible to seek funding for other activities and measures that are necessary for realising the innovation, such as investment and marketing, even though these must also be presented in the project description and will be assessed during the grant application review process. Deadline: October 11

READ MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS:
In general:
BIA – Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena 

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

Aquaculture, fisheries and agriculture:
HAVBRUK
BIONÆR

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

February 26th 2021

Tratec: Happily diversified