Innovation in the industrial sector
Below is a list of Research Council programmes and activities that issue funding announcements for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.
- Funding is announced each year with an application deadline in October.
- Applications can be created at the beginning of September.
- The calls for proposals will be published as planned calls in the course of May/June.
- It is possible to submit an optional project outline in May/June to initiate a dialogue with the Research Council on how to angle your grant proposal.
Programme for User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA)
Companies in many different branches of industry may submit a grant application for an innovation project to compete for funding from the Research Council. A number of programmes with different thematic areas and sectoral focus issue funding announcements for innovation projects as well. If none of these programmes feels right for you, your proposal may belong under the Programme for User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA). If you need help in determining the appropriate programme, contact one of our advisers.
BIA is the final piece of the funding puzzle. If none of the other programmes seems right for you, the Programme for User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA) is most likely the correct choice. Companies from all branches of industry compete under the BIA programme for funding for innovation projects.
Thematically oriented programmes
Below is a list of thematic programmes that issue funding announcements for innovation projects.
BIOTEK2021 – Research Programme on Biotechnology for Innovation
Petroleum and energy:
PETROMAKS 2 – Large-scale Programme for Petroleum Research
DEMO 2000 – Project-oriented technology development in the petroleum sector
ENERGIX – Large-Scale Programme for Energy Research
Climate and the environment:
CLIMIT – Norwegian RD&D CCS Programme
Agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture:
BIONÆR – Research Programme on Sustainable Innovation in Food and Bio-based Industries
HAVBRUK 2 – Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research
HAVKYST – Research Programme on the Oceans and Coastal Areas
Nano- and materials technology:
NANO2021 – Nanotechnology and advanced materials
Find calls for proposals
- Browse funding announcements for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector
- Application requirements for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector
The SkatteFUNN and Industrial Ph.D. Schemes and international opportunities
Funding for innovation projects can be combined with other Research Council funding initiatives, including the Industrial Ph.D. Scheme and tax credits through the SkatteFUNN scheme.
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