Many DIFFERENT opportunities
Norway offers several grants and services that SMEs and startups can take advantage as well as guidance and introduction to various networks.
Below is a short overview of important schemes for companies from different industries.
Research and Development Contracts
For companies with innovative projects with international potential that want to develop their potential in close cooperation with a customer within the public or the private sector. Innovation Norway annually provides nearly 300 million in grants for this.Read more
Environmental Technology Scheme
This scheme refers to all companies that develop technology which protect and improve the environment of Norway. Projects that are allocated funding are expected to have great potential for commercial development and being able to document the environmental effect of the work.Read more
The financing service is meant as a financial contribution to promising startups with growth ambitions and an established business concept which represent something new and significant. Grants are given to companies which have been registered as an enterprise for less than 3-5 years.Read more
It helps to trigger the realisation of projects that are assumed to be profitable but not suitable for full financing in the private sector. This includes investments in buildings, machinery, operational fittings, new technology, consultancy services, market research, business trips, trade fair participation and skill development.Read more
The Research Council works to promote renewal and innovation in the Norwegian public sector, trade and industry. It offers a variety of funding instruments for all kinds of SMEs in different industries. BIA allocates funding to the best projects with the promising research, innovation and productive potential.Read more
The ENERGIX programme gives support to the long-term, sustainable restructuring of the energy system in Norway. This is to accommodate a greater supply of new renewable energy, improve efficiency and flexibility and facilitate closer energy integration with Europe.Read more
DEMO 2000 is a project related to technology development in the petroleum sector. It finances projects that accelerate the uptake of new technology by bridging the gap between research and development and implementation in the petroleum sector.Read more
The MAROFF programme awards research, innovation and sustainability within the marine technology, shipping industry and offshore industries in Norway. Moreover, it is a targeted initiative to optimise the transfer potential between the maritime industries.Read more
A large-scale programme for optimal management of petroleum resources and the umbrella for most petroleum-oriented research. The programme promotes knowledge creation and industrial development to enhance value creation for Norway within a environmentally sustainable framework.Read more
The programme aims at enhancing the national knowledge base within nanotechnology and advanced materials to meet high international standards. Its primary objectives are to develop sustainable technological solutions for innovation and to address central societal challenges.Read more
The BIONÆR programme’s primary objective is to promote the bioeconomy through research and innovation on agricultural and land-based bioresources that will increase the level, profitability and sustainability of production in the bio-based industries.Read more
It is a government programme designed to stimulate research and development in the Norwegian trade and industry. The incentive is a tax credit, a possible deduction from a company's payable corporate tax. All kindf of companies can apply for SkatteFUNN.Read more
It is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. ENOVA offers different funding programmes to support businesses and industries to make it easier to create viable change. ENOVA supports projects that aim for a low-emission society and development of energy and climate technology.