Green ICT

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 sustainable entrepreneurship 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.

During the cooperation programme, we help the company 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 be up to date with the information on the Estonian-Norwegian Cooperation Programme and find partners in Norway.

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, and

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


Programme amount is 27 million euros. Open call total for public competition (grants) is 18,5 million euros.

Project grant rate is 25 – 75%, depending on planned activities and relevant state aid type. Grant amount in small grant scheme is 10 000 – 20 000 EUR per project. Indicative grant per project in main call is 200 000 – 700 000 EUR (up to 1 250 000 EUR in welfare technology).

Small grant scheme provides funding for the applicants to conduct surveys, studies, etc. while preparing the main call applications and also for partner search activities. Implementation of the small grant scheme project is not a prerequisite for submission of a main call application.


Average length of a small grant scheme project is foreseen 3-4 months and main call project up to 36 months.

Small grant scheme is launched in October 2018, before the main call. Small Grant Scheme will be completed before launching the main call, in May 2019.


GreenICT 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.


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.


Events, partner search:
Kersti Kuusksalu
Project Manager
Trade Development Agency

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

Useful links

  • Norway companies in Partner Search

    Norway companies in Partner Search.

  • Nowray Grants webpage

    Read detailed information about Norway Grants.

  • Innovation Norway

    Read more about Innovation Norway, the donor programme partner.

  • EEA and Norway Grants Estonia webpage

    Read more on Ministry of Finance’s webpage.

  • Regulations with Annexes

    Norway Grants 2014-2021 regulatory documents.