GCE Subsea – Application and Evaluation Process Process

The figure below illustrates the project process in GCE Subsea.

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We recommend that you contact GCE Subsea prior to applying for pre-project funding. This helps us guide you better on how and if you should apply.

Application Process

GCE Subsea is selecting which project should be supported. However, our pre-project funding is by Innovation Norway’s application template and they will also be your contract partner if you are awarded funding.

Step 1: Write the application using the following Innovation Norway template

  • NB: You need to log-in to Innovation Norway to fill in the form.

Step 2: Save the application and send it in PDF format to post@gcesubsea.no

  • NB: Do not submit it to Innovation Norway yet.

Step 3: GCE Subsea is evaluating the project proposal (see process below)

Step 4: If granted we inform you and Innovation Norway, and you send the proposal electronically to Innovation Norway.

Evaluation Process

The GCE Subsea management team determines the allocation of project funding based on a recommendation from our esearch, Development and Innovation (RDI) Task Force.

Project proposals are processed confidentially by the RDI Task Force, which consists of:

  • Gisle Nondal, GCE Subsea, leads the Task Force
  • Atle Saure Lokøy, Aker Solutions
  • Geir Anton Johansen, Bergen University College
  • Bjarte Fagerås, OCTIO
  • Marie Bueie Holstad, Christian Michelsen Research
  • Karl Herman Frantzen, Statoil
  • Jon O. Hellevang, GCE Subsea, observer

If there are individuals in this group who should not read your application, or if special confidentiality measures are needed, we ask to be notified of this when the application is submitted.

Evaluation Criterias

We evaluate all applications in relation to our current goals and strategies, and emphasise the following:

  • Project group (number of participants, link industry-R&D, international collaboration)
  • Innovation and research level
  • Project quality (realisation, risk, potential to get external funding)
  • Value creation for the participants
  • Value creation for the cluster and society at large
Contact Information:

Gisle Nondal

R&D Manager
+47 957 71 846

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Subsea Innovator
+47 988 48 828