Student Entrepreneurship

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The Research Council has expanded the STUD-ENT scheme, and is now open to grant applications from students at Master’s or Ph.D. degree levels and in six-year programmes of professional study.

Purpose

The STUD-ENT scheme is the Research Council’s national competitive arena in which students, in cooperation with institutions of higher education, may seek financial support for student-driven business ideas within and across different subject fields.

The STUD-ENT scheme aims to help to increase entrepreneurship among students by promoting business ideas that have a close link to promising research results, enhancing the ability to implement projects, and cultivating students as role models to foster an entrepreneurship culture in institutions of higher education.

The educational system has a key role to play in encouraging young people to become innovative entrepreneurs and participants in the work force. In light of this, the ambition of the STUD-ENT scheme is twofold:

  1. To encourage entrepreneurship among students and increase the number of entrepreneurs and successful companies based on the knowledge students have obtained through their studies.
  2. To promote a culture for innovation and entrepreneurship in the university and university college sector.

The STUD-ENT scheme is intended for individuals who are at the start of their careers and who wish to test their entrepreneurship skills.

This call is open to project proposals within all thematic areas.

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) – Remote assessment

13 Mar 2020

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

24 Mar 2020

Referee review (Phase 2) - Project presentations, day 1

25 Mar 2020

Referee review (Phase 2) - Project presentations, day 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

About the results of the application assessment process

Total amount sought
NOK 45 200 000
Amount awarded
NOK 17 800 000
Total number of applications
46
Number of approved applications
18

Approved applications