Future Materials helps companies developing ideas from concept to market launch

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.

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 and equipment for testing. 
  • Our service portfolio covers minor analysis and tests to pilot production in industrial equipment.
  • Norner is part owner of Future Materials Catapult Centre which is a national test centre for the materials of the future.  


What does Norwegian Catapult mean for 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 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. 



Introduction - Norsk Katapult in 2 minutes


Information about Future Materials




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).

  • The company must not be affiliated with a business park or an incubator
  • 10 ≤ # employees ≤ 250
  • Turnover / balance sheet: 2 M € ≤ Turnover 50 M € or 2 M € ≤ balance sheet 43 M €
  • Degree of support up to 100 000%
  • Own funds or In-kind 

We assist your company

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


We are looking forward to help companies reaching their goals.

If you have questions contact:  Heidi Nornes Bryntesen, +47 959 34 716, mail: heidi.bryntesen@norner.no



Case: Høine - fra bærekraftig ide til bærekraftig produkt

Hør hvordan Høine utviklet sin ide med hjelp fra Pågang Næringshage, Future Materials katapult-senter og Norner.



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