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The European Union
The European Union has a variety of R&D support schemes, where Norwegian enterprises may participate. These are well documented at the CORDIS web site, and the 'Grants and loan site'.The Norwegian relationship to EU
Norway has decided not to become a member of the European Union. However, through the EEA Agreement, Norway (and Iceland and Liechtenstein) participate in most of EU's Research and Development initiatives, EU's program for small enterprises and a range of areas of culture, energy and environmental protection.
Norway has on the other hand no access to the EU's structural fund. The fishery sector and agricultural sector are outside the scope of EEA Agreement.
The R&D support programmes fall in three categories: The 7th Framework Programme (FP7), Thematic Programmes and Horizontal Programmes.
For a structured presentation of all EU grant and loan schemes, check the EU's grants and loans site.
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