Want to speed up your idea?

Are you an entrepreneur in Northern Norway? Norinnova will lift 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 an initial capital of NOK 130,000 to be able to develop your business idea through the programme. Maybe it's you too who runs 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. We at Norinnova want to do something about this! We want to contribute to more businesses being established by young, promising and committed entrepreneurs in Northern Norway.

Arctic Ignite gives you:

  • NOK 130,000 in initial capital

  • Two collections with a competent panel where the focus is on your business idea

  • Access to relevant networks for your company

  • 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 prize: One of the companies will receive NOK 200,000, voted for by the people 

Arctic Ignite is looking for:

  • Young entrepreneurs under the age of 35 in northern Norway

  • Exciting and innovative business ideas

  • Ideas with international potential

  • Ideas that have regional repercussions

  • If you already have a company, it must be newly established and under 5 years old

Meet the Arctic Ignite expert panel

Timeline 2023
Application deadline
17th of March
Interview rounds
April 18-21
Kick off and first meeting with panel
May 23-24
Digital collection
June 13-14
Second session and meeting with panel
September 14th
Ignite Day
October 24

Subject to changes

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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