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Call: Seed funding for innovative researchers

Are you a researcher within life sciences, health or technology? Do you have an innovative idea for a new product, solution or technology, but need help to develop it further? The Life Science Growth House can help you take the next steps! Check our call for seed funding. We will grant funding for up to 35 projects. Application deadline: midnight 24 May 2022.

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The Life Science Growth House is UiO’s innovation unit for life sciences, health and technology. The Growth House helps researchers and students to mature early-stage ideas. As a part of this we provide seed funding for researchers.

Read about the Life Science Growth House and the innovation services we provide for researchers and students before you fill out the application form below.

Who can apply?

Any University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo University Hospital (OUS) or Akershus University Hospital (Ahus) affiliated researcher (faculty, hospital, postdoctoral fellow, or PhD candidates) is welcome to apply.

For applicants who are employed at OUS or Ahus a project team member employed at UiO must be named in the application. All funding will be transferred via the UiO department of this project member.

Ideas in all phases, from very early to more developed, are eligible.

Two categories for funding for researchers

Seed funding I

Up to NOK 50 000.

A total for up to 30 projects will be granted.

The funding can be used for:

  • Expenses for key experiments to move the idea forward
  • Purchasing of services externally/internally for experiments/analyses, etc.
  • Purchasing of services and courses from partners within our innovation ecosystem
  • Consulting assistance

The funding cannot be used for salaries.

Seed funding II

Up to NOK 200 000.

A total of up to 5 projects will be granted.

A mentor will be assigned to the granted projects, and the applicants will therefore be evaluated on their interest in engaging with a mentor. The Life Science Growth House will find a suitable mentor for the project.

The funding can be used for:

  • Expenses for key experiments to move the idea forward
  • Purchasing of services externally/internally for experiments/analyses, etc.
  • Purchasing of services and courses from partners within our innovation ecosystem
  • Consulting assistance

The funding cannot be used for salaries.

Application process

  1. Use the application form below and submit by 24 May 2022.
  2. A review panel will evaluate the applications and the results will be announced medio June 2022.

Selection criteria seed funding I

  • Unmet need/need in the market
  • Novelty/uniqueness of the new solution
  • Strength and motivation of the team

Selection criteria seed funding II

  • Unmet need/need in the market
  • Novelty/uniqueness of the new solution
  • Strength of Proof-of-Principles
  • Market potential and fit
  • IPR strategy (if applicable)
  • Strength and motivation of the team
  • Coachability

Application form

Please send an email to innovation@lifesciencegrowthhouse.uio.no if you have any questions.

Published Apr. 27, 2022 1:03 PM - Last modified May 23, 2022 9:04 PM