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Norway Grants Green ICT programme 2014-2021

Business Development, Innovation and SMEs
Business programme: Competitivness

Green ICT programme aims to stimulate and develop innovation-led long-term business cooperation between Estonia and Norway. Development of innovative products, services, processes and digitalization of industries are supported. The programme especially welcomes companies that already have a partner company in Norway or are looking to find a partner in order to develop new solutions together and increase the competitiveness of the company. For this bilateral cooperation projects are initiated to enhance joint business ambitions and innovation in green ICT.

Within the  programme, Enterprise Estonia in cooperation with Innovation Norway help the companies to find new partners via contact searches and match-making events, assist them in applying for grants and support the implementation of the project.

Please fill out a partner search form in order to find partners in Norway.

Terms and Conditions

Modalities

Programme amount is 27 million euros. Open call total for public competition (grants) is 18,5 million euros. The programme is operated by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Enterprise Estonia is an implementing agency and Innovation Norway is a Donor Programme Partner.

Application in both schemes takes place on running basis (“first come first serve” principle) until the end of budgetary resources. Projects are to be submitted via EE e-service .   

Small Grant Scheme

Grant per Project is 10 000 – 20 000 euros, grant rate is up tp 75% of total eligible costs. Estonian company, with the aim to prepare the main call, can apply for a Grant (studies, analyses, expertise etc.). Partner search activities are also supported under the Small Grant Scheme. Project length is up to 4 month.

In Small Grant Scheme, Project promoter is granted for de minimis aid.

Application starts on October 15th, 2018.

Main Call

Grant per Project is 200 000 – 700 000 euros, grant rate is approximately 50% of total eligible costs. Grant can be applied by Estonian company, in order to conduct product development and digitalization of industries. In welfare technology focus area, maximum grant sum per Project is 1 250 000 euros. Project maximum length in main call is 36 month.

Small Grant Scheme Project is not perquisite for submission application to Main call. Nevertheless, in case Project promoter is granted for Small Grant Scheme, then all Project activities must be completed before submitting an application to the Main call.

Application starts in spring 2019.

Activities that are supported

Programme is targeted towards Estonian companies. Norwegian companies are the main target group for partnership. The other legal entities, for example associations, foundations, universities, clusters operating both in Estonia and Norway are considered eligible partners. Joint projects of Estonian and Norwegian companies and partners are preferred.

The programme has three focus areas, Green Industry Innovation, ICT and Welfare Technology, with ICT as a horizontal element across Green Industry Innovation and Welfare technology.

The programme will thus focus on two main pillars:

(1) development of innovative ICT-led green products, services and processes in the area of Green Industry Innovation and ICT (digitalization of industries and product development for ICT-related topics)

(2) development of new products and services in the area of welfare technology (personalized medicine).

 

Green ICT programme is the successor of the previous Green ICT programme that was implemented in 2008 – 2014. See also the video introducing the previous programme as well as projects that received grants.


Application

Estonian-Norwegian bilateral cooperation projects are preferred in the programme. In case you wish to receive help in finding a partner in Norway, please fill out the partner search form. EAS, together with Donor Programme Partner Innovation Norway, help you to distribute your partner search form to potential partners in Norway.


Contacts

Events, partner search:
Kersti Kuusksalu
Project manager
Trade Development Agency
Phone (+372) 627 9720
Kersti.Kuusksalu@eas.ee

Programme specifics (grant), general management:
Anari Lilleoja
Programme Manager
Support Centre
Phone (+372) 627 9452
Anari.Lilleoja@eas.ee

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