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
Application for small grant scheme is closed.
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 months.
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.
Preparations towards the Main Call application
When preparing the main call application, please bear in mind the following requirements:
The activities of the main call Projects should contribute to at least one of the programme focus areas: Green Industry Innovation, Information and Communication Technologies or Welfare Technology as described below:
1.Green Industry Innovation. This focus area addresses the low level of productivity in Estonian manufacturing sector and is mainly targeted to digitalisation related activities, the uptake of digital technologies and practices. 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. Among other projects to be funded, green innovative ICT initiatives are supported under this focus area that are targeted to attain green results in other related areas, such as transportation, energy efficiency, smart cities, etc.
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. Grant is provided to develop new innovative ICT-lead products, services and processes, which have a large potential to enhance performance across the different business sectors. 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. Support under this section aims to contribute to developing new solutions in the field of personalized medicine by combining health data, digital prevention and treatment basis solutions that are more closely targeted to individual patients. Activities in this area are fostered to develop new ICT products and services designed in cooperation with the end users in the following areas:
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);|
Main Call application starts in the beginning of 2020. Main call application requirements published soon.
Events, partner search:
Trade Development Agency
Phone (+372) 627 9720
Programme, application, grant:
Phone (+372) 627 9452
Small Grant Scheme
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.
Norway Grants 2014-2021 regulatory documents.
Logos for projects funded under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.