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Future Materials - Norwegian Catapult Centre

Future Materials helps founders and companies by shortening the path from idea to market shorter.

  • We offer test facilities, expertise and networks to develop sustainable solutions and production processes.

Norner is part owner of Future Materials Catapult Centre which is a national test centre for the materials of the future.

  • Future Materials and Norwegian Catapult are established to support the Norwegian industry
  • The Catapult centre support and assists innovative companies in material selection, developing prototypes, polymer expertise, consultancy, advisory service  and equipment for testing. 
  • Our service portfolio covers minor analysis and tests up to pilot production in industrial equipment.

How can the Norwegian Catapult support your company?

  • The catapult centre offers facilities and expertise to test, simulate or visualize technology, components, products, solutions, services and process.
  • Support development within the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 4-7.
  • The catapult centre gives you access to a wide range of equipment and can arrange the use of existing equipment owned by others.
  • Small and medium sized companies can receive support up to NOK 100.000 for a catapult project through “Næringshage” or from “Stiftelsen Teknologiformidling”.
  • Faster and efficient development of your idea from the concept stage to market launch. 

Subsidy scheme / Public policy system 

Clarification money (Purpose is to clarify a possible project for Norwegian business)

  • The company must be affiliated with a “Business garden” or an incubator
  • <100 employees
  • Support amount up to 50 000,-
  • Support rate 75%
  • Own funds

Business garden / Incubator support (Purpose is to support projects for Norwegian business)

  • The company must be affiliated with a business park or an incubator
  • <100 employees
  • Support amount up to 100 000,-
  • Support rate 75%
  • Own funds

Stiftelsen Teknologiformidling (Purpose is to promote technology development in Norwegian business)

  • 10 ≤ # employees ≤ 250
  • Turnover / balance sheet: 2 M € ≤ Turnover 50 M € or 2 M € ≤ balance sheet 43 M €
  • Degree of support ut to 50%
  • Own funds or In-kind 

We assist your company

  • Advice - from idea to market
  • Guidance, training and use of the instrument apparatus
  • Application writing
  • Development projects
  • Test laboratory and pilot centre 

Information about Future Materials

Case: Høine - fra bærekraftig ide til bærekraftig produkt

We are looking forward to help companies reaching their goals.

If you have questions contact:  Heidi Nornes Bryntesen, +47 959 34 716, mail:


Future Materials is a national test and development center for materials.

Norner is one of the owners of Future Materials Norwegian Catapult Centre together with Elkem, ReSiTec and UiA (MIL).

The new Polymer Exploration Centre will be a modern international research and technology centre for the plastics industry and provide research services throughout the value chain.

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