Funding schemes & programs for research-based innovation

Plogen – Supporting new and innovative ideas

Get up to NOK 50 000 to work in you innovative ideas. 

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

The Plogen program aims to stimulate innovation activities by supporting the development of new research-based products and services.

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FORNY 2020 and proof-of-concept grants

Innovations projects and companies from the research institutions associated with Validé can apply for proof-of-concept grants. These are grants of one to eight million NOK, can be used for verifying the business concept and technology aspects.

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BIOTEK2021 – Optimization 

The program is similar to the proof-of-concept funding described above, but focuses on Biotec. The funds can to a greater extent be used on research, but the research has to have a commercial potential. The “optimization” grant is part of the larger The BIOTEK2021 programme which is the Research Council of Norway’s most comprehensive research initiative in the field of biotechnology.

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EU Horizon – SME Instruments

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020 can now get EU funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond. Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument, which offers seamless business innovation support.

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Innovation Norway – Startup Support

Innovation Norway offers help to entrepreneurs and promising Start-Ups who have growth ambitions and have established an innovative business concept which represenst something new and significant in the market. One of the main objectives is to help enterprises by removing barriers for global success.

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Pumps&Pipes Norway

Norway Pumps & Pipes (NP&P) is a platform to bring together professional groups, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, for the transfer of knowledge and technology.  NP&P is a dynamic tool for developing new ideas, new solutions, and new products. The cooperative partners behind the initiative are Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), University of Stavanger (UiS), and Greater Stavanger.

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Space Transfer

Space Transfer is a technology transfer broker network managed by the European Space Agency. Our goal is to obtain technology transfers between space and non-space industries by way of spin-out or spin-in activities. ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) aims at strengthening European industry by identifying new business opportunities for providers of space technologies and systems.

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