The list of approved grants will be published as soon as the assessment process has been concluded.
Potential areas include polar, health research, the bioeconomy and energy.
The EU has ranked 80 different tax incentive schemes for promoting R&D.
From 16 to 27 September, this year's festival focuses on food.
Location: Det Norske Teateret, Kristian IVs gt. 8, Oslo
Location: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Holbergs plass, Oslo
Location: Research Council of Norway, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker