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Want to speed up 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 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.

Interessert i Arctic Ignite?

Registrer deg her og få beskjed når vi åpner søknaden til neste kull

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

Program 2024

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Application deadline
Mars 2024
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Intervju og opptak
April 2024
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Kick off og møte med ekspertpanel
Mai 2024
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Digital collection
Juni 2024
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Samling og møte med ekspertpanel
September 2024
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Oktober 2024
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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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