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1.2 Billion for New Innovation Projects

GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and professional support and advice for free, to establish externally funded RDI projects for our partners and members. Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash.

The Research Council of Norway have announced 1.2 billion available to support innovation projects within the industrial sector. GCE Ocean Technology can help your company secure funding and realise your best project ideas.

The Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector (IPN’s) should contribute significantly to renewal and increased value creation for the participating companies, and it should yield socioeconomic benefits by making new knowledge and solutions available.

The project funding from the Research Council is intended to encourage companies to invest more in R&D activities that can promote innovation and thereby expand the opportunities for sustainable growth and enhance the competitiveness of the companies.

Learn more about Innovation Projects (IPN).

Measures to Counteract Covid 19

The Research Council has recently announced that they will make several adjustments to help companies innovate despite the challenges caused by Covid 19. Four of the resent announced changes are:

  • Start with ongoing intake of innovation projects from the industrial sector (IPN) and grant new projects three or four times during 2020 (previously there was only planned for one deadline 16 September). Available just over 1.2 billion NOK for new IPN projects this year and they will evaluate this framework continuously.
  • Use the flexibility in the State Aid Code's with respect to the degree of support and type of in-kind required in different types of projects.
  • Skattefunn applications will be processed within three weeks until summer.
  • Skattefunn projects that have been initiated and are delayed as a result of the situation may request a one-year extension.

Go to the Research Council’s webpage for more information.

Pre-project Funding and Free Advice

GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and professional support and advice to establish externally funded RDI projects. Please do not hesitate to contact Gisle Nondal or Jon Hellevang at an early stage to see how we can contribute.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Ocean Technology Innovator

Jon O. Hellevang

Free Advice

GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and professional support and advice for free, to establish externally funded RDI projects for our partners and members.

So far, we have succeeded in helping cluster companies in securing more than 1.35 Billion NOK in external funded project owned and run by cluster companies.

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Covid-19

GCE Ocean Technology are here to help our members in this precarious situation with Covid-19.

As a cluster, it is now, more than ever time to give and get help in our cluster community.

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