Møre and Romsdal – Ålesund

Skansekaia 4B, 6002 Ålesund

Key Activities in 2022

  • Total grants and loans for companies in Møre og Romsdal amounted to around NOK 860 million in loans, guarantees, and grants. We have prioritised projects that have a positive environmental impact and solve major social challenges and create exports and new jobs. Around 70 per cent of the total amount are allocations for the fishing and aquaculture industries.
  • The level of activity and influx of applications for agriculture are high. The focus area ‘supplementary nutrition and local food’ is developing positively. Skarbø Gard won the business development award for agriculture.
  • In 2022, the office focused more on growth, exports, and internationalisation by expanding its expert services and providing bespoke advice for companies with a good basis for exporting.
  • The office has actively worked on calls for proposals for the Green Platform, and we work well with the Research Council of Norway’s regional representative. Several companies in Møre og Romsdal are key participants in projects that have received support, including Vard Group AS, Brunvoll Maritime Group AS, and Rem Maritime AS.
  • We have established an office in Kristiansund through funding from Møre og Romsdal County Authority.
  • We are active participants in the regional partnership. Examples of activities include meetings in the regional Hoppid network, project assessments by the Regional Research Fund, and joint events in the regions involving the Research Council of Norway and the Møre og Romsdal County Authority. Innovation Norway Møre og Romsdal also works well with the banks in the region.

Funding in 2022

The figures shown below apply to Møre & Romsdal.

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