Is your business facing new challenges?

The governmental bodies in Norway have several programs that will contribute to the development and realisation of good initiatives. In the current corona crisis, the possibilities for support are extended significantly.

Do you want to explore exciting opportunities with low risk?

Do you want to explore new possibilities for a product, service or technology?

Do you have an idea for a new business area?

Do you want to find smarter, more efficient ways to work?


Inventas can help with applications and implementation

We have extensive experience in innovation projects, from writing applications for financial support to implementing various types of development projects.

If you would like to have a chat with us to discuss the opportunities, contact us!


Examples of funding schemes:


Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway has in the context of the corona crisis substantially increased their financing framework by almost 60%, with NOK 4,5 billion. 15th April they launched two new programs for start-ups, in addition to a extraordinary innovation grant for small and medium-sized businesses with a NOK 2,1 billion framework.

Read more on Innovation Norway's schemes below


Design-driven Innovation program

The Design-driven Innovation Program (DIP) funds projects that will use design methodology to explore the possibilities in the early idea and concept phase of an innovation project. The designers at Inventas can contribute to both application writing and project execution.

The funds are managed by DOGA - Design and Architecture Norway. The application deadline is 1st June.

Read more and see examples of DIP projects below


Skattefunn

The SkatteFUNN scheme gives tax deductions for the use of external development expertise which Inventas can provide.

SkatteFUNN has introduced three weeks of processing time until the summer. Applications are processed on an ongoing basis, but 1st September is the deadline for projects started this year.


Other sources of funding

Through our cooperation with TTO's, incubators and industry clusters there are several programs for supporting innovation projects. One example is our "Health Sprint" that are offered start-ups through Aleap and Norwegian Health Consortium.


Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway has in the context of the corona crisis substantially increased their financing framework by almost 60%, with NOK 4,5 billion.

15th April they launched two new programs for start-ups, in addition to a extraordinary innovation grant for small and medium-sized businesses with a NOK 2,1 billion framework.

Start-up companies can now receive up to NOK 150,000 as Market Clarification Grants and up to NOK 750 000 as Commercialization Grants Phase 1. A new service has been launched with grants for Commercialization Phase 2 of further NOK 750 000, and in contrast to earlier these grants schemes can now be combined with further support for Start-Up Loans of up to MNOK 2.4.

Innovation Norway's regular programs, such as grants for Innovation Contracts and Environmental Technology, have expanded opportunities in the context of the corona crisis, such as grants for pre-projects and reduction in the required contribution from pilot customers.

For Commercialisation Grants, the proportion of grants Innovation Norway can provide is increased from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the total costs, and the recipients now also have the opportunity to receive Start-up Loans.

In this types of projects Inventas can serve as your company's expanded development department. Applications are processed on an ongoing basis.


Design-driven Innovation Program (DIP)

The Design-driven Innovation Program (DIP) funds projects that will use design methodology to explore the possibilities in the early idea and concept phase of an innovation project.

The application deadline is 1st June.

Through Design-Driven Innovation Program (DIP), businesses can seek financial support to involve designers in the idea phase of an innovation project. If designers are involved early, there is a greater chance of developing a product or service adapted to the actual needs of the user.

The goal of the programme is for Norwegian businesses to test innovation methods based on user studies and design methodology. The idea is to develop new products, services, processes or organisational forms and, in doing so, increase the competitive strength of the Norwegian business community.

The annual budget framework from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries determines how many projects can be funded. DOGA - Design and Architecture Norway runs the programme and works together with the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway in assessing and processing applications.


The designers at Inventas can contribute to both application writing and project execution.

Below you can see some examples of projects funded through the DIP program.