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Pre-project Funding Available

As partner or member of GCE Ocean Technology you can apply for pre-project funding to establish externally funded research, development and innovation (RDI) projects. Deadline for applying is 31. January.

We provide financial and professional support and free advice for our partners and members, to help them establish externally funded RDI projects.

So far, we have succeeded in helping cluster companies in securing more than 1 Billion NOK in externally funded projects owned and run by cluster companies.

GCE Ocean Technology has provided valuable support in several of our projects, both with their in-house expertise and by establishment of various market and technology focus groups.” Bjarte Fagerås, former CEO OCTIO.

Apply Within January

You can apply for up to 250.000,- NOK, and the project should be finalised within the end of 2020. The application deadline is Friday 31 January.

We use Innovation Norway's template "Innovasjonsrammen" for all pre-project funding applications. Please note to save the application and send it in PDF format to Do not press submit, as this will forward your application to Innovation Norway.

Learn more about the application process, template, evaluation criteria and process, or contact us.

We Are Here for You

We strongly recommend that you contact GCE Ocean Technology prior to applying for pre-project funding. This allows us to provide you with better guidance regarding the optimal support scheme for your idea or project.

Please do not hesitate to contact Gisle Nondal or Jon Hellevang at an early stage to see how we can contribute.

Learn how you can become a member of GCE Ocean Technology.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

Pre-project Funding

GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and professional support to establish externally funded RDI projects.

Our partners and members can apply for pre-project funding from GCE Ocean Technology to form the basis for larger RDI projects.

GCE Ocean Technology has so far helped secured more than 1 Billion NOK in external funded RDI projects run and owned by the cluster companies.