Seminar on public funding opportunities

14 May
08:00 - 13:00

Meeting room FORUM
Oslo Science Park

Mobilization for funding R&D and Innovation projects in connected care solutions (digital health), e-health and medical technology.

Norway Health Tech gather public and private financial actors in Oslo Science Park May 14th. They will inform companies and health tech businesses about different financial possibilities existing in Norway today. They will introduce SkatteFUNN, BIA, FORNY, IFU/OFU, Global Growth, EEA Grants, Business Networks, ForRegion, EksportKreditt, GIEK and Horizon 2020. There will be a set-up with matchmaking-possibilities between the different experts and the health businesses in every break during the half day seminar.

Who should attend?

The seminar is relevant for early phase companies, startups, SMEs and companies with products ready for market launch (Scale Ups). Municipalities and R&D institutions looking for innovations and collaboration with health companies, and large companies searching for project financing are all welcome.


08:00 Coffee and networking

08:15 Welcome (Anita Moe Larsen, Head of Communication), Norway Health Tech

Oslo and Viken Regional Research Fund

08.20 Societal challenges – Funding opportunities for SME’s, Regional Research Fund by Arild Klingsheim, fagansvarlig ForRegion, Akershus fylkeskommune.

08.40 ForRegion by Arild Klingsheim, fagansvarlig ForRegion, Akershus fylkeskommune.

08:50  Norwegian Catapult – financial support for running projects at Catapult-centers by Gaute Moldestad, Manager Clusters and Industry SIVA

The Research Council of Norway


Funding opportunities from the Research Council presented by Ina K. Dahlsveen, Eirik Normann and Tine Thorbjørnsen.

  • Funding for companies: SkatteFUNN, Innovation projects (BIA) and Commercialization projects (FORNY 2020)
  • Funding for students: FORNY Student Entrepreneurship (StudENT) and Industrial and Public sector PhD)
  • Funding for collaboration: overview of funding opportunities where companies can take part as collaborators e.g. Innovation projects in public sector (HELSEVEL),
  • Other available funding (e.g. coordination and support activities)

10.00   COFFEE BREAK with matchmaking possibilities with the NRC (sign up when you register)

Innovation Norway

10.20 Start up loans, Innovation Contracts (IFU/OFU), Global Growth and Business Network by Cathrine Capdeville and Maria Aulie, Innovation Norway

EU/EEA/Norway Grants/Horizon2020

10.50 EEA and Norway Grants by Kathleen M. Skarbøvig and Knut Ringstad, Innovation Norway

11.10 Financial means in the EU/Horizon 2020 and Eurostars – short intro by Anita Moe Larsen, Norway Health Tech

Loans and credits

11:30 GIEK by Georg Kervel, Senior Vice President GIEK

11.40 Export Credit Norway by Ivar Slengesol (Export Credit Norway helps Norwegian exporters to succeed abroad)

11.50 Lunch and Matchmaking with Innovation Norway, EU-programs, GIEK and EksportKreditt (sign up when you register)



Documents and presentations

Intro Norway Health Tech

by Anita Moe Larsen

Regionalt Forskningsfond - For Region

by Arild Klingsheim

Norwegian Catapult

by Gaute Moldestad


by Ina K. Dahlsveen, Tine Thorbjørnsen and Eirik Normann

Innovation Norway

by Catherine Capdeville, Maria Aulie and Kathleen M. Skarbøvig

EEA and Norway Grants

by Knut Ringstad

EU program in Norway Health Tech and opportunities in Horizon 2020

by Anita Moe Larsen (stand-in for Waqar Ahmed)

Loans and guarantees for commercialization phase

by Georg Kervel and Ivar Slengesol