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Courses in Project Development

The course will be given by Jon Oddvar Hellevang (photo), R&D Manager in GCE Ocean Technology, with input from different public support agencies.
The courses will be given by Jon Oddvar Hellevang (photo), R&D Manager in GCE Ocean Technology, with input from different public support agencies.

Join our webinar series and learn more about project development with a focus on public funding opportunities.

It is important to keep up the innovation speed and strengthening exports despite challenging times and applying for public funding, guarantees and loans are good ways to securing access to capital.

However, there is a multitude of supporting schemes for companies working with research, development, innovation and exports.

Our series of courses aim to help you find and apply for the right programmes, so that you can realize your best projects.

Target Group

The courses are targeted towards employees in companies that are less familiar with public funding opportunities, but they can also be relevant for those who are writing applications for public funding.

The course modules can be taken separately, and they will be given in Norwegian.

What you will Learn

The courses will introduce you to the most relevant supporting schemes and point at programmes that are more tailored to suit different types of projects.

We will provide useful insights and tips on how to write project applications. The courses will provide concrete application examples and experiences.

The courses have been tailored based on the positive feedback from last years course series.

The following modules are planned:

  • 17 March: Guide to public funding: Introduction to the most relevant funding schemes, their characteristic and what type of project gets support in different programmes. Register for this course.
  • 24 March: Export funding. Overview of national programs for export guarantees and loan, with project examples. Register for this course.
  • 7 April: Application writing: How to write good applications; Value, goals, structure, illustrations. Evaluation criteria and where to focus. Writing tip based on concrete applications. Register for this course.

We are always available for our partners and members for one-on-one meetings for input and advice on your specific ideas, projects and applications.

About the Lecturer

The courses will be given by Jon Oddvar Hellevang, R&D Manager in GCE Ocean Technology, with input from different public support agencies.

Hellevang has more than 15 years’ experience working with research, development and innovation in the interface between industry and research.

Jon O. Hellevang

Hellevang has been key in establishing a wide range of different successful project applications, including being main author of the GCE Subsea application.

With experience from both industry and research institute, and evaluator of different applications, he has useful tip and insight into how to succeed in securing public funding.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

Financial Support

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 secure more than 1.75 Billion NOK in externally funded RDI projects run and owned by the cluster companies.