Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We support companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.

INNOVATION NORWAY creates value by stimulating to profitable business development throughout Norway. Our programmes and services are intended to create more successful entrepreneurs, more enterprises with capacity for growth and more innovative business clusters. 


  • Enhancing innovation in Norwegian enterprises and industry
  • Building competitive Norwegian enterprises at both domestic and international markets
  • Promoting Norwegian enterprises
  • Promoting Norway as an attractive tourist destination
  • Securing development in rural areas
  • Transforming ideas into successful business cases
  • Promote interaction between enterprises, knowledge communities and R&D institutions

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The Explorer – a «Tinder» for businesses

The Explorer launches today. Here, Norwegian, green solutions will be matched with international needs and buyers. – You may call it a “Tinder” for businesses, says the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. 

Invest in Norway

Why not consider establishing your business or development activities in Norway?
To maintain and enhance innovation in our core- and emerging knowledge-intensive industries, we welcome foreign investors who would like to take part in this process.

Travel and tourism

The travel and tourism sector within Innovation Norway work to promote a nationwide tourist and tourism development throughout the whole country.

Innovation Norway is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (51%) and the county authorities (49%).

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