Plogen – Supporting new and innovative ideas

Call for Applications Open to UiS, SUS, IRIS, NOFIMA, NIBIO and HSH Employees

The Plogen programme 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. Specifically, the programme currently focuses on increasing the number and quality of technology development projects from partner research institutes. The programme is a key mechanism to elevate technologies from basic Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1 to the Technology Optimisation (TRL 2-4) and Proof-of-Concept (TRL 4-6) levels.

Download the application form and reporting form from these links. Pl

The grant 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 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. The application template (DOFI Plogen programme 2017) should be completed and submitted as “Plogen programme 2017 – Your Project Title” in the subject line to and to

Applications are evaluated as long as funding remains available

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

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