NORA.startup and NORA.EU (EU Network to Horizon Europe on AI) Event

We are happy to invite NORA and NORA.startup members to a joint event on funding opportunities through the EU programs, Thursday October 21st, hosted by The Norwegian Research Council. More info and sign up below.

Register by following the link below:

Register for the event 

Top: Liv Dingsør (DigitalNorway) and Klas Pettersen (NORA), deputy leader and leader of the EU network for AI, NORA.EU.

Bottom: Freyja Jørgensen (Grundergarasjen) and Birte Hansen (NORA), leader of the NORA.startup steering committe and coordinator of NORA.startup 


Date: 21 October 2021, 9:00-15:00

Venue: Research Council of Norway, Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo
Maximum number of participants: 50
Signup deadline: October 19th

The event will be divided in two sessions, including lunch, and you are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.

The first part, 9:00-11:30, will be organized by NORA.startup in collaboration with Innovation Norway and The Norwegian Research Council. This session will focus on R&D and Acceleration possibilities, as well as the application process in practice and how to prepare and write a good application.

The second part, 12:30-15:00, will be arranged by NORA.EU - EU Network to Horizon Europe on AI, in collaboration with The Norwegian Research Council, and will serve as The Horizon Europe Launch Event.

Hosted in collaboration with: 


Preliminary Agenda

Session 1: Funding opportunities for researchers and startups in the EU system


Session Details

Speaker Name


Welcome and introduction to the agenda of the day

Klas Pettersen, CEO, NORA

Freyja Jørgensen, Leader of the NORA.startup steering group


Presentation by The Norwegian Research Council
  • A brief overview of the EU system
  • EIC Pathfinder

Pål Malm, Senior Adviser, NRC


Presentation by Innovation Norway, focusing on EIC Accelerator

Cathrine Angerman Ulvatne, Financial/EU Adviser, Innovation Norway

Kathleen Myklatun Skarbøvig, EU-Adviser, NCP for EIC Horizon Europe, Innovation Norway


The application process in practice w/ case-examples

Cathrine Angerman Ulvatne

Kathleen Myklatun Skarbøvig

Klas Pettersen


Open Q&A and discussion /exchange of experiences



Networking Lunch



Session 2: NORA.EU (EU Network to Horizon Europe on AI) Event


Session Details

Speaker Name

12:45 - 12:50


Inger Nordgard (NRC) / Klas Pettersen (NORA)

12:50 - 13:05

Presentation about ADRA

Morten Irgens (OsloMet / Høyskolen Kristiania), Vice President, ADRA

13:05 - 13:25

  • Cluster 4 calls (Ivonne Herrera)
  • Partnerships/collaborative projects (Waqar Ahmed)
  • EIC (Pål Malm)

Ivonne Herrera, Senior Adviser, NRC

Waqar Ahmed, Senior Adviser, NRC

Pål Malm, Senior Adviser, NRC

13:25 - 13:45

Case Study about AI-MIND, a Norwegian-led 14 M€ EU Horizon Project

Ira Haraldsen (Oslo Universitetssykehus), Project Leader, AI-MIND 

13:45 - 14:15 

Collaboration opportunities for Norway with Finland on AI Projects

Pekka Rantala, Senior Adviser, Business Finland 

14:15 - 15:00

Various presentations by Norwegian SMEs/Industry/SFIs

  1. Visual Intelligence SFI Overview 
  2. Short talk on Cancer research by Big Insight SFI 
  3. Short talk by Syngens AI 

Read more about NORA.startup at, and don't forget to apply for membership if you meet the criteria.

Published Sep. 29, 2021 4:08 PM - Last modified Oct. 20, 2021 9:21 AM