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Updated: May 24

The Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council (NADIC), the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Innovation Norway (IN) are seeking applicants for its new program Launchpad for Innovative Norwegian Companies (LINC).

About LINC:

  • LINC is an evolution of the Hacking 4 Allies (H4A) program, which was based largely on adoption of Lean Startup-, Business/Mission Model Canvas-, and Hacking 4 Defense methodologies. H4A has since 2019 helped more than 25 Norwegian dual-use startups and scale-up companies develop business in Norway, the United States, and the broader allied defense and security marketplace.

  • LINC offers support tailored to a company's unique set of needs and ambitions. This is achieved by widening the aperture of U.S. and Norwegian service providers offered through the program, to better address the full cadre of challenges faced by aspiring defense and security companies.

  • LINC utilized Team Norway in the U.S., with a specific focus on leveraging the ecosystem represented by NADIC and its membership base of Norwegian companies and U.S. service providers. NADIC therefore serves as the main administrator of the LINC program.

  • LINC is funded by FFI and IN, is part of IN's High Potential Opportunities (HPO) portfolio, and aims to serve up to eight (8) companies on an annual basis.

Who should apply:

  • Norwegian companies with technology, products, or services that are of interest to the Norwegian, U.S., and allied countries' militaries are encouraged to apply.

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