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External Funding

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 It is only available in Norwegian.

Innovation Norway

Key funding schemes through Innovation Norway – applications are accepted continuously:

Innovation Norway also provide market and mentoring services:

The Research Council of Norway

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:

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

Other Sources of 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.

Contact Information

Gisle Nondal

R&D Manager

Gisle Nondal

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Ocean Technology Innovator

Jon O. Hellevang