Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector (Project Outline)

It is not possible to revise a project outline once it has been submitted. Please do not click on the “Submit” button before the outline is finalised for submission.

Purpose

This call gives companies the opportunity for non-binding dialogue with the Research Council on a project outline prior to the planned call for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector with the deadline 25 September 2019.

About the call for proposals

The Research Council will be announcing NOK 1 billion in R&D support for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector. This funding is intended to encourage companies to invest in R&D that can enhance competitiveness, increase growth opportunities and promote sustainable value creation.

The call for proposals will extend across the entire range of the Norwegian business sector and applies to both new and established business activities. The call is targeted towards large and small companies across all industries and sectors.

The submission of project outlines is an open offer of advice and guidance for companies in advance of the submission deadline for complete applications.

The Research Council encourages all companies planning to apply for funding for an Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector to take advantage of this opportunity, particularly companies that have not sought funding previously.

The purpose of optional project outlines is to provide companies with guidance on what is expected of an Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector and the requirements for applications for project funding. This is intended to give companies a better basis for preparing grant applications and ensure that they do not put too much work into applications that will clearly not be competitive.

In its feedback on a project outline, the Research Council may also provide advice on which thematic areas or priorities specified in the text of the call may be relevant for the project, or on other funding schemes that may be worthwhile to consider.

The submission of project outlines is optional and is not a form of pre-qualification.

Complete applications for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector must be submitted through the ordinary channels by the deadline of 25 September 2019. The final applications will be assessed completely independently of any feedback on submitted outlines.

Before starting to prepare an outline, companies considering applying for an Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector should familiarise themselves with the text of the main call for proposals.

Who is eligible to apply?

Project outlines may only be submitted by companies.

Who can participate in the project?

Project outlines may only be submitted by companies.

What can you seek funding for?

There is no funding available under this call for project outlines.

Relevant thematic areas for this call

The call for project outlines is not limited to any specified thematic areas. However, the main call for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector will encompass a number of thematic areas, and there will be funding opportunities for both large and small companies across all industries and sectors.

Requirements for this application type

Please note that it is not possible to revise a project outline once it has been submitted. Please do not click on the “Submit” button before the outline is finalised for submission.

The submission deadline for project outlines is 17 June 2019, 13:00 CEST.

  • The designated project outline template must be used. You will find the template at the bottom of this page.
  • Project outlines may be submitted in Norwegian (Bokmål or Nynorsk) or English.
  • The project outline must not exceed three A4 pages.

Applicants will receive automatic email confirmation of receipt as soon as the project outline has been received by the Research Council. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the submission has been received.

Assessment criteria

Feedback on outlines will focus on how the well the project satisfies the key requirements and guidelines for the application type Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector with the deadline of 25 September 2019.

Feedback will not involve a scientific assessment of the research content of the proposed project.

Administrative procedures

Project outlines will be assessed administratively by the Research Council. Outlines will be assessed on an ongoing basis. Feedback will be given as soon as possible, and no later than 10 July 2019.