NTNU Discovery strives to stimulate successful commercialization of NTNU-based projects by funding ideas and projects with the potential of becoming commercially viable. In the long run, such projects can contribute to increased value-creation, new jobs and increased regional investment.
NTNU Discovery funds development, verification and quality control activities related to potentially commercializable research results. After the initial project stage, commercial interests and other investors are able to take over and launch the product or service on the market.
NTNU Discovery serves to close the funding gap between NTNU’s innovative communities on the one hand and other public programmes and funding schemes on the other (FORNY, Innovation Norway, seed investors, etc.) NTNU Discovery grants are directed at projects that have not yet entered the start-up stage.
There are several application deadlines throughout the year. (See right margin for exact deadlines.)
Applications are considered by an external jury with the following members:
Juryformann Oddvar Aaserud
Anders Haugland, Bergen Teknologioverføring AS.
Tor Bækkelund,Startlab Oslo
Heidi Blengsli Aabel, CheckWare Trondheim
Mariann Ødegård, Kjeller Innovasjon
Torkil Leinum , Sparebank Midt-Norge