- NTNU students, NTNU TTO and employees of NTNU or Central Norway Regional Health Authority may submit applications for funding.
- Ownership of any intellectual property rights must be established at the time of application.
- The applicant must own or control all or some of the intellectual property rights involved.
- The project must be based on specific research results that are ready for testing, verification or quality control.
- It must be possible to use the results on which the application is based to develop a product, process or service that does not yet exist in the international market.
- Student applicants must be affiliated with an NTNU department or NTNU TTO. The student(s) must clear the application with their department, and the department (or TTO) must be willing to be responsible for the project.
NTNU Discovery distinguishes between two project types:
The purpose of a pilot project is to establish an organizational and/or technological basis for a main project, such as various clarifications to mitigate technical and commercial risks. Pilot projects can apply for grants up to NOK 200,000, for a maximum project period of 6 months. Applications are accepted year-round.
Main projects include activities related to development, quality control and verification for the purpose of mitigating technical and commercial risks. Main projects can apply for grants up to NOK 1,000,000, for a maximum project period of 12 months. In 2017 there are 3 jury treatment in January, May and October.
THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS APPLY TO STUDENT APPLICATIONS:
The project must be affiliated with a university department or TTO. The student(s) must clear the application with their department, and the department (or TTO) must be willing to be responsible for the project.
Eligible costs include:
- Personnel expenses and indirect costs: salary costs required for necessary activities to develop the idea and increase the project’s value.
- External consulting services: costs associated with procuring services from subcontractors or other development services, including procurement of external R&D and other external consulting services.
- Equipment and materials: costs associated with the procurement of materials and equipment needed in the production of prototypes, necessary equipment for laboratory testing, etc.
- Costs of laboratory space: costs associated with renting laboratory space or similar facilities.
- Patent costs: main project applications may include an application to cover patent costs.
- Other costs: specify any costs directly related to the project that do not fit in any of the other categories. All costs listed in this category must be directly related to the project’s commercialization objectives, and must be specified.
NTNU Discovery does NOT fund:
- non-research activities and/or the development or marketing of existing products/services.