Here you will find links to information about some of the most relevant programmes and sources of R&D funding for the subsea industry. Other programmes and subsidy schemes might also be relevant.
Guide to Public Funding
We recommend that you contact GCE Ocean Technology prior to applying for funding. We can help you select the right programmes and guide you in the process.
We have also developed a “Guide to public funding” (“Veiviser til Virkemiddelapparatet”) 'Virkemiddelapparatet' is a collective term in Norwegian for government institutions, programmes and schemes intended to help encourage and develop ideas in a market. Our guide provides a brief description of relevant subsidies and links to more in-depth information.
The guide is exclusive for members and partners. If you want a copy of the guide, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is only available in Norwegian.
Key funding schemes through Innovation Norway – applications are accepted continuously:
Innovation Norway also provide market and mentoring services:
The Research Council of Norway
- SkatteFUNN (tax deductions on R&D projects)
All companies are entitled to SkatteFUNN as long as your company meets the requirements. This is the easiest support scheme of all.
The Research Council of Norway have several thematic programmes. PETROMAKS 2 and DEMO 2000 are targeting development and piloting of new petroleum technology. There are also many other programmes which are relavent for the subsea industry.
Selected programmes from The Research Council of Norway:
- Large-scale Programme for Petroleum Research (PETROMAKS2)
- DEMO 2000
- Ocean Technology (HAVTEKNOLOGI)
- Maritime Activities and Offshore Operations (MAROFF)
- User-Driven Research Based Innovation (BIA)
- Large-scape programme for energy research (ENERGIX)
- The Norwegian RD&D CCS Programme (CLIMIT)
- Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (NANO2012)
- Norwegian Environmental Research Towards 2015 (MILJO2015)
- Maximum Value Creation in the Natural Gas Chain (GASSMAKS)
- The Oceans and Coastal Areas (HAVKYST)
- The Industrial Ph.D. Scheme (NAERINGSPHD)
On the programme pages you will find further information about the programme including contact information and any active announcements.
Other Sources of Funding
- Regional Research Fund – Western Norway
- Funding for restructuring of the petroleum industry (Select: Handlingsprogram for næringsutvikling i Hordaland- HNH)
Horizon 2020 is the world’s largest research collaboration with a budget of 75 billion Euro over seven years. The programme supports both R&D, innovation and demonstration projects.