We Provide Funding for your Pre-projects
Members and partners of GCE Ocean Technology can apply for pre-project funding to establish externally funded research, development and innovation (RDI) projects. Next application deadline is 22 January.
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 1.7 Billion NOK in external funded projects owned and run by cluster companies.
New RDI Focus Areas
Projects we support must have potential for increased/new: revenue, markets, competitiveness, collaboration and external funding. We will prioritize supporting projects covering one or more of our new research, development and innovation (RDI) focus areas:
- Autonomy; including sensing, communication, machine learning/AI
- Power; covering both low carbon petroleum production and renewable energy
- Sharing and circular economy
Get in Touch
You can receive up to 250 000,- NOK in pre-project funding with the aim to mobilise and conceptualise larger RDI projects.
Next application deadline is 22 January.
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. Where possible, we will encourage and assist companies to apply other sources of funding.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jon Hellevang at an early stage to see how we can contribute.
How to Apply
We use Innovation Norway's template "Innovasjonsrammen" for all pre-project funding applications. Please note that you remember to save the application and send it in PDF format to email@example.com. Do not press submit, as this will forward your application to Innovation Norway.
For more information about application process, template, evaluation criteria and process, please contact us or visit our project funding web pages.
All members can apply for funding with us. Learn how you can become a member of GCE Ocean Technology.
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 1.7 Billion NOK in external funded RDI projects runned and owned by the cluster companies.
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Eelume was recently granted 3 million NOK from Innovation Norway to develop untethered operation for their resident robot, Eely500.
GCE Ocean Technology supported the feasibility study in 2020.
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