Want to accelerate your idea?

Young entrepreneur in Northern Norway? Norinnova will take your idea out into the world

Ten lucky startups will be selected each year to participate in Arctic Ignite. As a participant, you will receive a start-up capital of NOK 130,000 to develop your business idea through the program. Maybe you’ll be the one to walk away with over NOK 800,000 in the end?

Today, it can be difficult to raise capital for young entrepreneurs in Northern Norway who want to start their own business. At Norinnova, we want to do something about this! We want to help more businesses to be established by young, promising and committed entrepreneurs in Northern Norway.

Now you can be part of this year's Arctic Ignite cohort!

Application deadline March 15

Interested in Arctic Ignite?

Register here and get notified when we open the application for the next cohort

Arctic Ignite gives you:

  • NOK 130,000 in start-up capital
  • Two sessions with a competent panel focusing on your business idea
  • Access to relevant networks for your business
  • Ignite Day where you get to present your idea in front of a jury
  • Three of the companies will receive an entrepreneurial grant of half a million kroner each
  • People’s choice award: One of the companies will receive NOK 200,000, voted for by the people

Arctic Ignite is looking for:

  • Young entrepreneurs under 35 in Northern Norway
  • Exciting and innovative business ideas
  • Ideas with international potential
  • Ideas with regional ripple effects
  • If you already have a company, it must be newly established and less than 5 years old

Program 2024

Application deadline
March 15, 2024
Interview and recording
April 2024
Kick off and meeting with expert panel
May 2024
Digital collection
June 2024
Gathering and meeting with expert panel
September 2024
October 2024

Subject to change without notice

Ignite your idea - it could be worth over NOK 800,000!

Any questions?

Questions regarding the program or applications can be directed to or


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