Norway Grants Green ICT programme 2014-2021

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Business Development, Innovation and SMEs
Business programme: Competitivness

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 initiated to enhance joint business ambitions and innovation in green ICT.

Programme focuses on supporting business initiatives in three areas: digitalization of industries, product development and application of innovative ICT-led green products and services ; and development of new products and services in the area of Welfare Technology (personalized medicine).

Bilateral cooperations are highly encouraged. 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.

Fill in a partner search form in order to find partners in Norway.

Terms and Conditions

Total volume of the programme is 27 million euros. Grant scheme is implemented via small grant scheme and main call, for this 18,5 million euros is distributed to the companies. Applying for a grant is a call-based procedure.

Project applications are submitted electronically in Enterprise Estonia e-service .

Small Grant Scheme

Small Grant Scheme budget is 1,200,000 euros.

Minimum amount of the grant is 10,000 euros per project and maximum amount is 20,000 euros.

Grant rate is up tp 75% of total eligible costs.

Project length is up to 4 month.

Small grant scheme supports the preparation of the applications to the main call, including conducting studies, feasibility plan, market research, analyses; and partner search in Estonia and Norway (meetings, seminars, and workshops).

Eligible applicants are private companies registered in Estonia in which the State or local government does not hold more than 25% of the capital or of the voting rights. The project partners may include all legal entities registered in Estonia or Norway (e.g. companies, non-profit associations, associations, foundations, universities).

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

The application for small grant scheme is open on March 13 – May 13, 2019 until 9 am (local Estonian time).

Read more: call for proposals for Small Grant Scheme

Main Call

Grant per Project is 200 000 – 700 000 euros. In welfare technology focus area, maximum grant sum per Project is 1 250 000 euros.

Grant rate is maximum 50% of total eligible costs.

Project maximum length is 36 month.

Eligible applicants are private companies registered in Estonia in which the State or local government does not hold more than 25% of the capital or of the voting rights. The project partners may include all legal entities registered in Estonia or Norway (e.g. companies, non-profit associations, associations, foundations, universities).

Application starts in January 2020.

Activities that are supported

The following activities are supported under the Main Call

1. Enterprises supported to develop or apply innovative green products, services and processes:

For manufacturing industry companies to develop greener production processes, more efficient handling of resources and technological systems, automatization and increase of efficiency in terms of renewal and developing new products/services.

Solutions for increasing the efficiency of the industry sector, such as process digitisation, real-time production management and optimisation, visualisation of production, use of large data, digital quality control, rapid prototyping.

2. Enterprises supported to develop innovative ICT-related products, services and processes:

ICT-based product developments in the fields of energy efficiency, smart manufacturing, transportation solutions, smart houses, etc. Resource efficiency by products and services with an ICT component in various related areas (transport, energy economy, etc.).

Enterprises supported to develop innovative welfare products, services and processes. For ICT and health sector companies for product, service and process developments. Activities in this area are fostered to develop new solutions in welfare technology with a special focus on personalized medicine.


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

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