On December 2nd 2013, the French president Francois Hollande introduced us to the new commission “Innovation 2030”. This innovation project will encourage and push entrepreneurs in their start-up establishment and will distribute up to 2.4 billion NOK (300 million euros) in financial support to these young and fresh ideas. The main goal is to give great opportunities to disrupting technology start-ups with a major potential growth by focusing on different types of industries within the technology area: energy storage, recycling of materials, development of marine resources, plant chemistry, individualized medicine, “silver economy” and big data. This is a three staged competition where the winners, announced in 2016, will get a bigger amount of capital to pursue their goals. France’s future looks very bright and this is the perfect opportunity for Norwegian start-up companies intending to discover and cooperate with the French ones.
For more information: http://www.forskningsradet.no/no/Nyheter/24_milliarder_kroner_til_innovasjonsprosjekter_i_Frankrike/1253992798668?WT.mc_id=nyhetsbrev-ForskningsradetNorsk