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Innovation Center Iceland encourages innovation and promotes the advancement of new ideas in Icelandic economy by providing active participation and support to entrepreneurs and businesses. Innovation is a prerequisite for diversity in the Icelandic economy and the basis of a strong competitive position of the economy.


The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, research studies, technical development and innovation in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance the preparation and implementation of science and technology policy in Iceland. RANNIS administers competitive funds and strategic research programmes, coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in collaborative international projects in science and technology, monitors resources and performance in R&D and promotes public awareness of research and innovation in Iceland.


We help startups grow within and out of Iceland by accelerating their businesses and connecting them with industry experts, investors and leading startup hubs abroad. Our services are free of charge and presented under three main categories; Idea, Growth and Community, providing a customized support for entrepreneurs and startups ranging from the seed of an idea to the first or even second round of funding. Icelandic Startups also serves as one of the key builder of the Icelandic startup community, providing entrepreneurs and startups various opportunities to network and develop their ideas.