Young entrepreneurs

Young and ready to create your future dream job?

Norinnova sees young people as the future and invests in them through our offers for students and young people
entrepreneurs. As a young start-up, we help you kick-start your idea so you can turn it into

Students get free

Idea evaluation

We take non-binding meetings where we help you assess your idea and how to proceed. Your idea doesn’t have to be finalized before you come to us, we’ll help you no matter what stage you’re at.


We offer advice at whatever stage your idea is in. We have experience in developing ideas in different phases and can assist you depending on your needs.

Events and workshops

We hold relevant events and workshops in business development, financing and customer understanding. The courses give you what you need to get started or continue working on your startup.

Networking and funding

We have a large network that can help you develop your idea. This includes investors or others who provide funding.

Office community

We have several hot desks in our premises for you to use. Here you will be close to other entrepreneurs, but also business developers at Norinnova who can assist you whenever you need it.

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

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