Abalonyx was in 2006 granted 4.75 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council as support for a 2 1/2 year R&D program aimed at the development of target biomimetic materials. The total budget was 8.75 MNOK (= 1.4 MUSD). The program was a collaborative project including the University of Oslo and SINTEF.

In 2009 a new 2 1/2 year R&D project was granted by the Norwegian Research Council, aimed at the development of a flexible, transparent conductive coating for FPD- and PV-applications. The total budget is 12 MNOK (= 2.1 MUSD). The program is a collaborative project including SINTEF.