Beneficiaries of the main project grants in 2022.

New application deadline for main project 2024


You can now apply for funding for a main project of up to NOK 1,000,000 for employees and NOK 300,000 for students. The first application deadline in 2024 is 15. March.

Support to carry out a main project in NTNU Discovery is a great opportunity to further develop your idea. Some prerequisites for applying for support to further develop your idea through a main project:

  • You must be employed at NTNU or Helse Midt-Norge or be an active degree student at NTNU.
  • Employees must have reported their idea to NTNU Technology Transfer and received an intellectual property rights (IPR) report from them.
  • Students should have completed a pre-project at NTNU Discovery, and students studying in Trondheim must have received funding from
  • Trønderenergy contribution through SPARK*.
  • The project cannot be associated with an already formed company.

Read more about how you can apply for support as an employee or as a student.

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