The various activities of WISENET are funded through several national and international projects with both public and private funding. Since its creation in 2015, the Center accumulates an external R&D funding of around 120 MNOKs (12 M€), in terms of Research Projects coordinated and led by WISENET.

The Center receives regular funding from many different competitive funding Programmes in Norway, including FRIPRO-FRINATEK, PETROMAKS2, IKTPLUSS, INDNOR, SFI, INTPART, INFRASTRUKTUR. In fact, WISENET is recognised and funded by the highly competitive TOPPFORSK Programme from the Research Council of Norway