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External Funding

In this section you will find information about some of the most relevant programmes and sources of RDI funding for the ocean industries, including links to more information. Other programmes and subsidy schemes might also be relevant.

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.

Guide to Public Funding

We have 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 post@gceocean.no. It is only available in Norwegian.

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway provides funding, competence, network and profiling: Funding through Innovation Norway.

The most important programmes, all accepting applications continuously, are:

Funding for start-ups (less than 5 years):

Innovation Norway also provide market and mentoring services as well as IPR advice:

The Research Council of Norway

A list of all calls can be found at the Research Council of Norway. Tip: Use the filter function.

Information for the industry. Key programmes are;

At the programme pages you will find further information about the programme including contact information and any active announcements.

Regional Research Fund (RFF) provide funding based on regional priorities. A key benefit with RFF Vest is the possibility for funding of large pre-projects (kvalifiseringsprosjekt).

EU funding

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.

Programmes targeting SME’s are:

Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Ocean Technology Innovator

Jon O. Hellevang

Gisle Nondal

R&D Manager

Gisle Nondal

Karianne Kojen Andersen

EU Advisor

Karianne Kojen Andersen