The EU funding calls for 2016 and 2017 are now published. Several calls match very well with the competence and expertise within the subsea industry.
Published: 11 February 2016
Now is the right time to look for EU funding possibilities. The Horizon 2020 programme has a budget of 75 billion Euro over seven years. The programme supports both R&D, innovation and demonstration projects.
Almost a Hundred Relevant Calls
The Research Council of Norway has identified ninety-three relevant calls from the petroleum industry. None of the calls are directly targeting petroleum technology, but a lot of the competence and expertise from the subsea industry is highly relevant. EU funding is ideal for companies with international ambitions who would like to increase the companies’ knowledge and network.
NHO, Innovation Norway and The Research Counsil of Norway is holding a seminar 15 March, about the opportunities Horizon 2020 provides for companies that are engaged in the oceans. Go to more information about the seminar Oceans - Confederation opportunities in Horizon 2020 (new window, in Norwegian).
GCE Subsea and Innovation Norway is inviting you to a course for project development 6 April. The event will help companies to find and apply the right public subsidy, so they can develop new and improved products, production processes and services that can create value. For more information and to register, go to the Course for Project Development (new window, in Norwegian).
We Can Guide You
Norway and GCE Subsea have a clear ambition to increase the participation in EU projects.
GCE Subsea offers pre-project funding and support to establish relevant applications. Moreover, we give advice and input on funding possibilities available elsewhere.
The Research Council of Norway is also supporting companies by identifying the right EU calls and provides advice on how to apply for funding.
Go to see the list of national contact persons (external site) for the different topics. Contact person for the Offshore and Petroleum industry is Marianne Haavardsholm Aandahl.
Not Only Big Consortiums
Many associate EU funding with large consortiums from different countries. It is important to be aware of the possibility for small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) to apply alone in the SME Instrument programme. The programme is targeting the best idea for growth and innovation. You can get 70 per cent funding and there is a new application deadline every quarter. Innovation Norway have experts who can provide advice to companies that are considering applying.
GCE Subsea is a partner in the Horizon West network. This is a three-year project involving several of the leading industry clusters in Hordaland and Rogaland. Through this network, we acquire world-class competence on EU funding possibilities.
Contact us as an early stage to see how we can support your idea.