Promotes Good Ideas

Since 2006 NCE Subsea has fostered good ideas with financial support and free consultancy services. – We are constantly looking for good ideas to support.

Published: 30 June 2014

– So far, we have helped raise more than half a billion Norwegian kroner in funding. We strongly recommend you contact us at an early stage to see how we can support your project. If we cannot support you financially, we can always provide some advice on how to proceed, says Jon Hellevang, Senior Subsea Innovator in NCE Subsea.

Our current technical focus areas are:

  • materialtechnology
  • acoustics
  • flow assurance
  • integrated environmental monitoring
  • decision support/visualisation
  • monitoring
  • communication
  • integrated operations (IO)

We also support projects in other areas as long as they are relevant to the subsea industry.

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WiSub is one of the companies supported by NCE Subsea. – NCE Subsea undoubtedly facilitates innovation within the subsea industry, says Mark Bokenfohr, CEO of WiSub. – NCE Subsea's support has enabled us to contact top Norwegian and international partners and hire additional competence that was vital to preparing the proposal, says Bokenfohr.

Read the article WiSub Awarded Petromaks Funding.

While some companies require financial support to meet customers or legal support in writing a collaboration agreement, others may need advice on which funding option is most relevant and help writing the application.

NCE Subsea assisted Seaproof Solutions in writing an IFU-contract with Nexans as customer and funding from Innovation Norway. After taking part in our business development programme Subsea Next Step, Seaproof Solutions was awarded a record contract in 2012. – Participation in the programme has been very useful to us in further developing our bend stiffener product for the offshore wind marked, says Bang-Andreasen, CEO at Seaproof Solutions.

NCE Subsea also supported ClampOn's technology that received the Spotlight Technology Award at OTC in 2012.

The first node of the LoVe-Cable observatory was installed in 2013 with financial support from Statoil. NCE Subsea has long supported a wide range of activities and held a series of workshops related to integrated environmental monitoring. We now see some of the results of this work.

Read the article LoVe on Infrastructure Roadmap

Contact Information

Jon Hellevang
Senior Subsea Innovator
Phone: +47 988 48 828

Pre-Project Funding

NCE Subsea supports pre-projects with both financial support and free consultancy services to establish R&D projects.

In the past few years we have spent about 2 million Norwegian kroner and supported around 15 pre-projects each year.

We can also help identify R&D partners, customers and industrial partners, as well as provide input on sources of external public funding.