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More 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. Last application deadline is 30 September.

You can apply for up to 250.000 NOK in pre-project funding with the aim to mobilise and conceptualise larger RDI projects. The projects we support must have potential for increased/new: revenue, markets, competitiveness, collaboration and external funding.

Our Focus Areas

We prioritize supporting projects covering one or more of our 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

Read more about application process, template, evaluation criteria and process.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jon Hellevang at an early stage, so he can provide you with better guidance regarding the optimal supporting scheme for your idea or project. Where possible, we will encourage and assist companies to apply other sources of funding.

Positive Feedback from the Cluster

We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have received from partners and members of the cluster who have received financial and professional support:

Innovation requires funding to become a reality. The pre-project funding from GCE Ocean Technology has helped us with preparing and kick-start the innovation project, said Stian Magnussen, Technology Manager in Pro Analysis, who received 3.2 mill. NOK from the Research Council of Norway.

© Eelume's autonomous underwater intervention drone.

"We would like to thank GCE Ocean Technology for their support in the pre-project phase. This has been valuable to mature the concept and secure Innovation Norway funding, Morten Bjerkholt, CEO Eelume."

"OCTIO is thankful to GCE Ocean Technology for valuable support to get our seismic look-ahead technology off the ground in 2018. GCE Ocean Technology's advice and financial contributions are instrumental for small and medium-sized technology companies, Leon Løvheim, CEO OCTIO Gravitude."

"Our employees have extensive experience from the industry, but limited experience with public funding possibilities. It has been very useful to be part of a cluster when starting up for ourselves. The support provided by GCE Ocean Technology has been very valuable for us and we will continue to use this in new cases we are currently investigating, Carl Andre Olsen, Chief Information Officer at ConditionALL."

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

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

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 1.75 Billion NOK in external funded RDI projects runned and owned by the cluster companies.