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Plogen - Supporting new and innovative ideas

The Plogen Program is a regional initiative in Rogaland to support research-based innovation projects leading to the development of new products and services or in other ways making an impact on society.

The Program is a key mechanism to elevate technologies from the basic Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1 – Research, to Technology Optimization (TRL 2-4) and to Proof-of-Concept (TRL 4-6).

Who can apply?

  • Employees at the UiS, SUS, NORCE, NIBIO Særheim, NMBU Høyland, HVL Haugesund/Stord and NOFIMA Stavanger can apply for up to 50.000 NOK.
  • The applicant must be employed at the respective research institute throughout the entire project period or in case of students have a valid student status.
  • The underlying intellectual property/concept/idea must be related to the applicant’s research area and area of interest. Or in case of applications from undergraduate and graduate students these eligibility criteria will be assessed on the case by case basis.
  • In case your application is not eligible for support under the Plogen Program, the TTO will still provide an assessment and redirect you to the right program
  • We welcome inter-institutional and multidisciplinary projects so as applications submitted by teams
  • We encourage the involvement of students during the project.

  • Please download the documents for more information and application:
  • Plogen Program 2019
  • Plogen Program Application Form 2019