Plogen – Supporting new and innovative ideas

Funding Available for Innovation and Commercialization in 2018
Call for Applications Open to UiS, SUS, IRIS, NOFIMA, NIBIO, NMBU and HVL Employees
 We are looking for innovative ideas to tackle future challenges

The Plogen program is a regional initiative in Rogaland to support innovation projects and aims to stimulate innovation activities by supporting the development of new research based products and services. More specifically, the Program currently focuses to increase the number and quality of technology development projects from partner Research institutes. The Program is a key mechanism to elevate technologies from basic Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1 to the Technology Optimization (TRL 2-4) and Proof-of-Concept (TRL 4-6) levels. These phases are overseen and developed at Prekubator TTO (from 01.01.2017 Validé AS) and upon completion, commercialization is executed in the form of startup ventures and/or licenses. Be sure to check and your research institute’s website for updates!

Funding Available – Submit an Application!

Download the application form and reporting form from these links.

The application amount is up to 50.000 NOK.

Please read the application information for further details.

The funds may be used to allow the researcher time to develop the idea and for cost recovery for the following:

  1. Idea documentation and development
  2. Initial novelty and patent search
  3. Initial feasibility study
  4. Initial industry screening

Those interested are invited to submit an application to Validé for assessment. Template for the Application (DOFI – Plogen Program 2018) should be completed and submitted as “Plogen Program 2018 – Your Project Title” in the subject line to and to

We evaluate the Applications monthly until the funding is available

For more information please contact Matyas Kolsofszki, RTTP, CPVA – Plogen Program manager at or 410 68 556.

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