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Equinor Innovate is our dedicated channel to challenge-driven open innovation. We focus on connecting with institutions and companies large and small that can help us find solutions to concrete business challenges.

We’re looking for ideas and solutions to improve and expand our business along three main opportunity areas, and radical ideas and solutions are especially welcome. Our three focus areas are:


Competitive at all times


Transforming the oil and gas industry


Providing energy for a low carbon future

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New challenge. Ended August 16 2019

Cost-effective sensor installations


Equinor is seeking proposals for a method permitting cost-effective installation of small sensors at the bottom of insulated pipes in an industrial scale. The purpose is to find a cost-effective alternative to manual installations using scaffolding.


You can find more information and contribute with your proposals through our partner NineSigma.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Equinor is constantly looking for solutions to our business challenges and we recognize our need to collaborate with innovative people and organizations around the world. Challenges will be posted here when they are announced. For previous challenges, see further down this page.

At regular intervals we post challenges that typically run as campaigns for periods of 6 to 12 weeks—and we invite you to submit proposals.

The challenges are connected to a real Equinor project organisation working alongside the challenge campaign. This challenge team includes professionals dedicated to reviewing and exploring potential next steps for working with solvers to develop and implement solutions that improve our operations.

Technology transfer


Equinor has a policy to license out IPR where the industry depends on suppliers to commercialize products and services. We have selected some technologies which we would like to offer to potential suppliers. ​

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Previous Equinor Innovate challenges

We are constantly looking for relevant solutions to our challenges, even after campaigns formally close. Review our previous campaigns and let us know if you are working on a technology or method that could be relevant to one of our challenges posted on Equinor Innovate. Submit your proposal indicating the name of the relevant challenge as part of your submission.

Equinor Technology Ventures

Commercialising technologies in oil and energy

Equinor Technology Ventures (ETV)  provides project based or equity funding combined with expert technical and financial guidance.

ETV has been established to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with exciting new technologies in oil and energy—and in turn us achieve our goal to be the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer with a significant renewable business. 

Building on a proven venture track record, we will provide expert technical and financial guidance as well as project-based or venture capital funding. Equinor Technology Ventures, ETV, is looking for technologies in upstream oil and gas as well as in new energy. 

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