Second main call for Green Industry Innovation and Welfare Technology projects is open in the e-environment of structural support. The end of submission of applications is on February 1st, 2021 (at 16:00 local Estonian time).
Second main call budget is 7,237,202.25 EUR. Implementation of the main call shall take place in open call in two focus areas in following budgetary details:
1. Green Industry Innovation is 4,779,956.05 EUR.
2. Welfare Technology projects budget is 2,457,246.20 EUR.
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 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.
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.
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.
Areas that can be supported are for example activities to develop new ICT products and services designed in cooperation with the end users:
ICT call will not be opened.
Submission of main call project applications is open. Applications can be submitted until February 1st, 2021 (at 16:00 local Estonian time).
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Innovation Norway, a sister organization of Enterprise Estonia in Norway is the donor program partner. Read more about Innovation Norway.