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.


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
Number of approved applications

Approved applications

Project number
Project title
311881ModTech: Lyddempere for jaktriflerMohnsenteret for innovasjon og regional utvikling, Høgskulen på Vestlandet
311876Tracking system for strength training at gym facilitiesUNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
311871EnableMagic - We are creating an open and connect world of Innovation and entrepreneurship through our platform tailored for entrepreneurs.TIK Senter for teknologi, innovasjon og kultur
311864Disputas - An online platform for analysis and critical reflection.Institutt for informatikk
311859Mycroft AS - HSE-enhancing shift schedules through PreferoNORGES HANDELSHØYSKOLE
311850Ntention AS – Modular gesture recognition system for customizable Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in AR/VR applications.Institutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse
311844Tap IT AS - Data-driven maintenance for the food-service industryNMBU Faculty of Science and Technology
311835Polysense - measuring biomarkers in breathInstitutt for elektroniske systemer
311826WAID: Rapid preparedness and delegate sharing in humanitarian aid organisationsInstitutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse
311825Metaito AS - Factsplat: A customizable intranet for effective navigation of digital tools and services.NTNU
311813Ultrasound transducer production technologyUNIVERSITETET I SØRØST-NORGE CAMPUS VESTFOLD
311810Healthy EATS AS - Efficient, High-Quality & Sustainable Food DeliveryUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
311804RAS Robotics: Autonomous Cleaning Drones for Land-based Fish FarmingInstitutt for industriell Økonomi og Teknologiledelse, NTNU
311803Univance - finding the right wayUNIVERSITETET I OSLO
311800Snowroller AS - Commercialization of a complete circular business model (CCBM) for the fashion industryInstitutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse
311795Rubato Booking - Digital booking platform connecting artists and music event organizersInstitutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse
311791SlideDrain AS - Innovative drains for an easy, quick and safe installation.Institutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse
311780Tryio - Connecting food companies with the right consumers for sensory consumer testingInstitutt for informatikk
311767Ocean Access - Autonomous communication system for remote offshore monitoringInstitutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse