Calls for proposals

Companies and public sector entities that are not research organisations can apply.

The objective is to encourage value creation and renewal in the business and public sectors. Innovation Projects are to help enhance competitiveness in new and existing business areas, strengthen the restructuring capacity of the Norwegian economy and the public sector, and increase interaction and knowledge transfer across stakeholders.

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Open-ended

Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector is a funding instrument providing grants to business led innovation projects that make extensive use of research and development (R&D) to arrive at an innovative solution to a problem or opportunity in industry. Innovation Projects intends to deliver economic value for all companies and project partners involved, and for society at large from funding environmentally sustainable innovations and disseminating new knowledge.

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Trade and industry
Oceans
Health
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information will be published in the spring of 2020. Demonstration Project is to strengthen companies’ own efforts to demonstrate new technology for applications with major socio-economic benefits. Projects are to ensure expertise, value creation, job creation and a competitive industrial sector in Norway. 

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Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of this call is to encourage more companies with little or no experience in research and development (R&D) to incorporate research into their innovation activity.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council has established the Industrial Ph.D. Scheme to boost research efforts and long-term competence-building for Norwegian trade and industry through the recruitment of doctoral candidates.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

The Pilot-T scheme is designed to accelerate the application of effective solutions by developing and testing/piloting technologies and business models with the potential to enhance the transport system of tomorrow by increasing mobility, improving safety and security, and reducing emissions.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

This call for proposals is only in Norwegian.

Energy, transport and low emissions

Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), approved Norwegian research organisations and micro-businesses originating in research organisations and/or TTOs can apply.

The objective is to promote greater commercial utilisation of R&D results from publicly-funded research in Norway. Commercialisation Projects are to clarify uncertainties related to the commercial utilisation of high-potential research results by answering questions that will prevent the project from moving forward in the commercialisation process if they remain unanswered

Application deadline
Open-ended

A Milestone Project is a short-term Commercialisation Project targeted towards completing the next, most critical milestone phase in order to move along the long-term commercialisation pathway.

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Trade and industry
Health

Approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public sector entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities can apply.

The objective is to fund the planning, coordination and dissemination of R&D activities. Coordination and Support Activities are to promote researcher mobility, national and international networks, publication, dialogue, dissemination activity and more in connection with R&D activities.

Application deadline
Open-ended

Support for events is available to approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities in order to better equip them to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. Funding may also be granted for international conferences when the Norwegian applicant is the main...

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Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of the scheme is to increase the number of younger researchers who conduct a research stay abroad. International experience is important in building a career as a researcher. It helps to strengthen Norwegian research by increasing expertise and bringing new knowledge to projects. It expands networks and thereby provides Norwegian...

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The PES2020 scheme helps to strengthen Norwegian participation under H2020 and improve returns in the form of project funding under the EU framework programme. The PES2020 scheme is designed to relieve some of the cost burden for Norwegian applicants related to the preparation of project proposals, and to raise the overall competence of Norwegia...

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council offers financial support to Norwegian institutions and companies seeking to participate in events that will provide them with greater insight into the Horizon 2020 framework programme.

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to identify potential partners for future international, industry-oriented projects. Support may be sought for travel to any country outside the EU/EEA.

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The “Borrow a Researcher” scheme is to increase cooperation between companies and the R&D community. It is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises that need greater in-house research competence for a given period and for researchers who wish to learn more about challenges in the business sector and provide assistance to R&D efforts in companies.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Climate and polar research

Application deadline
Open-ended

The SkatteFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme is a rights-based tax deduction scheme designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) activities in Norwegian companies.

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