A project to increase innovation in the ocean industries, through mobilisation and joint cluster activities.
As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded in 2020, many companies experience a rapid change in the marked situation.
This project was established to support companies with developing new RDI-project with the potential to transition into new markets, learn more about public funding possibilities as well as systemising cluster knowledge in a joint e-learning platform.
The project involved the following three main components:
- Mapping of innovation needs by supporting SMEs with applying externally funded projects.
- Courses in project development and providing an overview of public funding possibilities.
- E-learning platform for the cluster – establish a digital platform for sharing courses, webinars, reports and presentations.
|GCE Ocean Technology
|About 100 different companies attended GCE Ocean Technology's webinars about funding opportunities and 15 companies received one-on-one input and advice.
|Funding 1 million NOK from Vestland County Council
|Established the Members Area at gceocean.no, where partners and members of GCE Ocean Technology can access e-learning, webinars, presentations and reports from the cluster work and the market. Moreover, the project mapped innovation needs and helped members with securing externally funded projects.