Norway Grants “Green ICT” programme 2014-2021

Target group: private companies

The programme “Green ICT” objective is increased value creation and sustainable growth in Estonia’s private sector. Green ICT aims to stimulate and develop innovation-led long-term business cooperation between Estonia and Norway. For this bilateral cooperation projects are supported to enhance joint business ambitions and innovation.


Programme supports projects  in three focus areas: Green Industry InnovationICT and Welfare Technology. Projects with ICT components can be relevant for support in the focus areas  across Green Industry Innovation and Welfare Technology.


Bilateral cooperations are highly encouraged in the programme. Enterprise Estonia in cooperation with Innovation Norway assists companies to find new partners via contact searches and matchmaking events, applying for a grant and implementing the project.

Register HERE for the “Green ICT” Welfare Technology study tour to be held on November 4th in Tallinn.

Terms and Conditions

The virtual seminar for the small grant scheme will take place on October 18th at 10-12: 00. Registration at EAS website until 15.10.21 at 17:00, Teams link attached to the agenda. See the agenda and register to the seminar HERE.

Small Grant Scheme will be opened in October. Application information is being updated.

Small Grants Scheme
Grant per Project is 50 000 – 200 000 euros. Product, service and process development, in addition investments in Green Industry Innovation focus area will be supported.
Project maximum length is 24 months. Grant rate depends on state aid selected and can be maximum of 50% of total eligible costs. All projects must be ended on April 30th, 2024, at the latest. The earliest possible start time for the implementation of small grant scheme projects is 1.05.2022.

Eligible applicants are private companies registered in Estonian Commercial Register, with no more than 25% public ownership. Eligible project partners are legal entities established in Estonia or in Norway, e.g. companies, non-profit associations, associations, foundations, universities.

State aid

State aid regulations are applicable for the call. This means that the EU legislation on state aid, as transferred into the national legislation in Estonia has to be observed during the implementation of all projects. Grant provided as part of the small grant scheme are as follows:

1)   De minimis aid (art 3, (EU) No 1407/2013);
2)   Regional investment aid (art 13, 14, (EU) No 651/2014);
3)   Aid for research and development projects (art 25, (EU) No 651/2014);
4)   Innovation aid for SMEs (art 28, (EU) No 651/2014);
5)   Aid for process and organizational innovation (art 29, (EU) No 651/2014);

 

Activities that are supported

The activities of the small grant scheme projects should contribute to at least one of the programme focus areas: Green Industry Innovation or Welfare Technology as described below:

1.Green Industry Innovation. Under this focus area industrial companies are supported to take steps towards digitalization, product development and resource efficiency. Grant is provided to develop and apply new green products and services that would lead to more sustainable processes and the use of resources. Such projects could be, for example, development and adoption of automation and robotics – based solutions aimed at increasing efficiency of processes of the industry and energy sector.

2. Welfare Technology. This focus area addresses developing new products, services and processes in the area of welfare technologies. Support under this section aims to contribute to product, service and process developments in  ICT and health sector companies. Activities supported will foster development of new solutions in welfare technology. In welfare technology projects, a representative of the end user of the solution must be involved in the implementation of the project.


Kontakt


Contacts

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

Programme, application, grant:
Anari Lilleoja
Green ICT Programme Manager
Grant Centre
Phone (+372) 627 9452
Anari.Lilleoja@eas.ee

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