The STUD-ENT scheme encourages entrepreneurship among students and helps to promote a stronger entrepreneurship culture in the university and university college sector. Many universities and university colleges are already taking active steps to support student-driven business ideas. The STUD-ENT scheme helps to give a higher profile to the most promising student business ideas, to enhance the ability to implement the projects as well as cultivate students as role models for entrepreneurship culture. Project proposals must be based on business ideas that have emerged from promising research results or are related to knowledge that the students have obtained through their studies. The funding provided is to be used to reduce technology- or concept-related risk to clarify any uncertainties that may prevent the project from moving forward in the commercialisation process. The STUD-ENT scheme is part of the Research Council’s programme Commercialising R&D Results (FORNY2020), a funding instrument designed to strengthen and create new knowledge- and research-based business activities in Norway.

was allocated to projects in 2019

18million NOK

FORNY2020 work programme

The work programme provides an overview of

  • challenges, objectives and priorities
  • anticipated results, impacts and societal outcomes
  • available resources and budget

See: FORNY2020 work programme (pdf).

Important dates

01 Jan 2020

Date call is made active

12 Feb 2020

Application submission deadline

13 Feb 2020

Review of applications vis-à-vis the formal requirements

28 Feb 2020

Referee review (Phase 1)

13 Mar 2020

Notification of which projects have been selected for presentation to the panel (Phase 2)

24 Mar 2020

Project presentations, day 1 (Phase 2)

25 Mar 2020

Project presentations, day 2 (Phase 2)

15 Apr 2020

Review and decision regarding funding allocations will be taken in April

01 May 2020

Earliest permitted project start

01 Oct 2020

Latest permitted project start

30 Sep 2021

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates