Norway Grants Green ICT programme 2014-2021

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: Green Industry Innovation (GII), ICT and Welfare Technology, with ICT as a horizontal element across other areas. Two main pillars are supported under the programme: development and application of innovative ICT-led green products, services and processes in the area of GII and ICT; and development of new products and services in the area of Welfare Technology.

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications operates the programme. Enterprise Estonia acts as an implementing agency and Innovation Norway as a Donor Programme Partner.

Enterprise Estonia invites Estonian companies with partners to participate. Bilateral cooperations are highly encouraged. Within the programme, Enterprise Estonia in cooperation with Innovation Norway help 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.

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

Terms and Conditions

Programme is implemented via grant scheme and pre-defined projects. Grant scheme is implemented via small grant scheme and main call. The 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 an application in the main call application, but if applied, then small grant project activities must be ended before applying grant in the main call.

Project applications are to be submitted and handled via Enterprise Estonia 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.). In addition, partner search activities are 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.

The application starts in February 2019.

Main Call

Grant per Project is 200 000 – 700 000 euros, grant rate is maximum 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 late autumn 2019.

Activities that are supported

Programme is targeted to Estonian companies. Norwegian companies are the main target group for partnerships. 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 focuses 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.


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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