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How do we move research to business?

One of the nicest things we do is to assist established businesses to identify the challenges they have that can be solved by use of research.

The established business community needs to innovate to develop its own products, its expertise or to reach new markets. The major players in industry and business often have their own development and innovation department, but many do not.

Validé has assignments from VRI Rogaland

VRI (Virkemidler for regional innovasjon) is established from Rogaland fylkeskommune. Validé has the mission to be VRI competence brokers from Rogaland county municipality. The task is to get establish business, start-up companies and research environments to collaborate to achieve innovation and increased value. VRI will also help companies to find the right financial supporters.

In Validé we have four VRI competence brokers that help companies with:

• Food industry - Kari Birgitte Melvær Wiig
• Welfare technology - Kari Birgitte Melvær Wiig
• Smart technology - Kari Birgitte Melvær Wiig
• Renewable energy - Terje Handeland
• Bioeconomy and technology for the future – Åse Samdal
• International programs and major projects, Paul Vigmostad

Validé helps to identify challenges that can be solved by use of research:

• find the right research environment
• find the right support scheme
• guidance in connection with applications for pre-project,
• networking
• «rent a student»
• guidance in connection with the development of an application for support from other programs

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SkatteFUNN - companies door to science


SkatteFUNN is a tax deduction scheme for research and development efforts in the business sector.

The purpose is to motivate companies to use research to acquire new knowledge, information or experience, which in turn can lead to new or better products, services or production methods. SkatteFUNN is administered by the Research Council of Norway, (Forskningsrådet) in collaboration with the Tax Administration.

SkatteFUNN can contribute with financing when:

• You want to develop new or better goods, services or production processes
• You have a targeted and limited project to achieve this
• The project will provide new knowledge or new skills in connection with the development
• Your business benefits from the result

Through SkatteFUNN, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can receive 19 percent of the project costs as a tax deduction through the tax settlement.

The applications to SkatteFUNN have issues within all subject areas. A SkatteFUNN project must always be targeted and limited and be about developing a new or improved product, service or production process that benefits the company.

To apply for SkatteFUNN, the company must be taxable in Norway. It is not a requirement that the company actually pays taxes. Companies that are not in a tax position receive the support from the Tax Administration through the tax settlement.


Do you have an idea for health care?

The future of our health and care services depend on people having good ideas for new or better solutions. The organization InnoMed wants to stimulate the necessary innovation work within the health sector.

Validé is among InnoMed's innovation advisors. We provide advice and guidance on how to proceed your idea, and what funding opportunities exist.

Horizon 2020 HelpDesk

EU-PROGRAM: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme, and provides funding over seven years (2014 – 2020).

Horizon 2020 HelpDesk is a meeting arena where companies and researchers can meet and develop Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects.

What services do we provide?
EU advisors and business developers will answer your questions and help you with:

  • Finding the right calls
  • Application writing process
  • Project organisation
  • Finding partners
  • Financing the writing process

For who?
Companies, researchers, organisations and public institutions from Rogaland are welcome to book a meeting at the HelpDesk and attend the seminars.

The Horizon 2020 Helpdesk invites you to book a counselling session with expert advisers that will be able to help you navigate through the H2020 program – including finding the right calls, networks and partners for your project.

Would you like to schedule a meeting? Please send us a brief presentation about your project idea and what kind of help you need. We will then invite you to a meeting. You can send the project description or any questions you might have to

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