Subsea Next Step

Subsea Next Step is a programme that assists six companies in developing a viable business plan with help from highly qualified resources. Participants will work with their own project and receive practical training in innovation methods and tools.


The programme will take place in Bergen.

Future programmes will be announced via GCE Subsea newsletters and event calendar.

A Unique Opportunity

The programme will help you develop new products and services in a fast and cost efficient way. Subsea Next Step is presented by leading experts with extensive experience when it comes to business and technology development in the subsea industry. They have wide-reaching networks and knowledge in the fields of:

  • Technology and design
  • IPR/patents
  • Economy and financing
  • Markets and internationalisation
  • Customers and investors
Who Should Apply

Subsea Next Step is designed for companies that have a turnover at present and are interested in developing further through new products, services, business areas or spin-offs within the subsea industry. You have a good idea that you need help to structure, clarify and make a separate business plan for.

Some of the challenges we can help you solve include: market/internationalisation, choosing a business model, differentiation, IPR/technology and budgets/financing, including potential government grants.


GCE Subsea partners and members: free
Non-partners and non-members: 15,000 NOK + VAT

Participants cover their own expenses for travel, work hours and accommodation, if needed. Lunch is included.


Companies/inventors who wish to participate should prepare a brief application that must be approved before admission. At least two people from each company should take part in the first two sessions (maximum five persons).

All parties involved must sign a declaration of confidentiality. Directly competing solutions cannot participate in the same programme. If there are particular challenges or subjects you wish to receive input on, you should mention this in your application. We will, as far as possible, adapt the content and the experts chosen to each company.

For more Information
Programme Owners

GCE Subsea and Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) have developed the Subsea Next Step, based on the very positive feedback from programmes conducted since 2011. BTO leads the execution of the programme.

Sponsors and Collaborating Partners

Subsea Next Step in 2015 was supported by Aker Solutions, DNB, Innovation Norway and Statoil. They will also contribute with mentors during the programme.



Contact Information:

Gunnar Buvik

Business Development Manager
+47 905 61 215