Start of electronic submission of main call project applications is February 1st, 2020 and end on March 31, 2020 (at 16:00 local Estonian time). Find application documents and forms under „Useful links“ section.
Main call budget is 18,871,549 EUR. Implementation of the main call shall take place in three simultaneous open calls in following budgetary details:
Applying for a grant is a call-based procedure.
Project applications are submitted electronically in Enterprise Estonia e-service .
Small Grant Scheme
The small grant scheme was opened on March 13th, 2019 and closed on May 13th, 2019.
Grant per Project is 200 000 – 700 000 euros. In welfare technology focus area, maximum grant sum per Project is 1 250 000 euros. Project maximum length is 36 months, grant rate is maximum 50% of total eligible costs.
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 regulations are applicable for main 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 the Programme. Grant provided as part of the main call 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);|
The activities of the main call Projects should contribute to at least one of the programme focus areas: Green Industry Innovation, ICT 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. Green innovative ICT initiatives that are targeted to attain green results in other related areas, such as transportation, energy efficiency, smart cities, etc, can be supported under this call.
All projects financed under this section must contribute to at least one of the following green results: a) CO2 emissions reductions (tons of CO2 equivalent per year); b) decrease of energy consumption (in MWh).
2. ICT. The aim of this focus area is to support new innovative ICT-lead products, services and processes, which have a large potential to enhance performance across the different business sectors. Initiatives to develop new innovative business models, smart products, services and processes are supported. Projects financed under this section do not need to carry the green results, but nevertheless must contribute to the following outcomes: a) estimated annual growth in net operational profit; b) estimated annual growth in turnover and c) number of jobs created.
3. 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.
Areas that can be supported are for example activities to develop new ICT products and services designed in cooperation with the end users:
Use Enterprise Estonia e-service to submit your project starting from February 1st, 2020 until March 31, 2020 (e-service closes at 16:00 local Estonian time).
Events, partner search:
Trade Development Agency
Phone (+372) 627 9720
Programme, application, grant:
Phone (+372) 627 9452
Logos for projects funded under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
Norwegian companies that search for partners from Estonia.
Innovation Norway, a sister organization of Enterprise Estonia in Norway is the donor program partner. Read more about Innovation Norway.