Application and Evaluation Process
We recommend that you contact GCE Ocean Technology prior to applying for pre-project funding. This helps us guide you better on how and if you should apply.
Step 1: Write the application using this template
Step 2: Send the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: GCE Ocean Technology evaluates the project proposal and gets back to you about the way forwards
The GCE Ocean Technology management team decides the allocation of project funding based on a recommendation from the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Task Force.
Project proposals are evaluated confidentially by the RDI Task Force, consisting of:
- Jon Oddvar Hellevang, GCE Ocean Technology, leads the Task Force
- Bjarte Fagerås, GCE Ocean Technology
- Jens Kristian Fosse, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Marie Bueie Holstad, NORCE
- Karl Herman Frantzen, Equinor
- Øystein Bjaanes, DNV GL
- Mathilde Kallestad, Innovation Norway, observer
If there are individuals in this group who should not read your application, or if special confidentiality measures are needed, we ask to be notified of this when the application is submitted.
We evaluate all applications in relation to our current goals and strategies, and emphasise the following:
- Project group (number of participants, link industry-R&D, international collaboration)
- Innovation and research level
- Project quality (realisation, risk, potential to get external funding)
- Value creation for the participants
- Value creation for the cluster and society at large