NOK 345 million to business-led innovation projects

The Norwegian government allocates NOK 345 million to 29 innovation projects in the business sector through the Research Council of Norway. Three of these projects are led by companies in northern Norway. This is stated by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in a press release.

Nordvågen AS in Western Finnmark receives NOK 2.8 million for the establishment of a center for the presentation of modern wild fish industry. The center will be inside a production facility for whitefish and king crab, and will use all five senses in the presentation; sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

Nofima AS, a food research institute in Tromsø, receives NOK 20 million for a project on cellular agriculture with the aim of enabling biotechnology for future food production.

Airside Innovation AS in Bodø receives NOK 15.4 million for a project that deals with the transition from manual to AI-assisted airport safety reporting through human-AI teaming.

“Norway will go through a green shift and major restructuring. To succeed, we need research and innovation in business. The grants testify that there are many good applicants. I am impressed that there are so many Norwegian companies that think new ideas and develop smart solutions”, says Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (Labor).