The Research Council of Norway offers project support to companies that invest in innovation through research and development. Facilitating the development of knowledge and technology that supports sustainable development is an important target for the Research Council. All industry projects that are financed through the Research Council are measured on the basis of how they help improve environmental challenges.
Examples of Research Council programmes that fund environmental technology:
CLIMIT is the programme for the development of environmentally friendly natural gas, supporting sustainable natural gas power technologies and solutions for capture and storage of CO2.
This is the future clean energy system programme that finances projects which develop knowledge and solutions as the basis for environment-friendly and efficient management of the country's energy resources with security of supply and internationally competitive economic development related to the sector.
This is a programme for petroleum-oriented research, emphasizing basic research and technological development, especially within the supply and service industry.
DEMO 2000 is a project related to technology development in the petroleum sector, financing projects that accelerate the uptake of new technology by bridging the gap between research and development and implementation in the petroleum sector.
This programme aims to increase value in the natural gas supply chain by strengthening expertise, industrial development and international competitiveness.
VERDIKT focuses on core competence and added value in ICT, financing projects that generate and apply new technology and knowledge in the area of ICT-based innovation and interaction in the networked community.
User-driven Research Innovation (BIA)
User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA) - BIA funds industry-oriented research and has no thematic restrictions, supporting high-quality R&D projects with good business and socioeconomic potential.
SkatteFUNN offers tax deductions of up to 20% for a company’s expenses in connection with R&D activities for approved projects.
The Research Council of Norway is a strategic body for Norwegian research run under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Research. The Research Council develops research policy based on guidelines from the Norwegian government and the Norwegian Parliament. Activities in the Research Council span financing basic research to applied research and innovation related activities. In 2008, the Research Council administers nearly NOK 5,691 million.
For more information,
The Research Council of Norway
PO Box 2700 St. Hanshaugen
NO-0131 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 03 70 00
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