Bulgaria - Business Development, Innovation and SMEs

UPDATE on the 2nd Call for Proposal, Green Industry Innovation focus area

The Second Call for Project Proposals of the Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme Bulgaria, focus area “Green Industry Innovation”, was closed on 30 September 2020.

87 applications were received within the closing date. The total budget of these project applications is 109 million Euro, the total grant amount requested is more than 54 million Euro (five times more than the available funding). The total budget of the call was 10 million Euro.

31 out of 87 projects have a partner, 27 of them have a donor partner from Norway.

In the forthcoming weeks Innovation Norway will inform the applicants in writing about the eligibility of their application and the further process.

The Fund Operator will not return the submitted project applications to the companies and the personal information will be processed in line with the respective EU GDPR regulations and internal rules of Innovation Norway.

Given the developments in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Innovation Norway will not organise physical events in the frame of the Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme in Bulgaria. Innovation Norway has recently applied "digital first" principle and is currently planning all its events digitally until further notice. Any events planned in the frame of the Programme are available here.

About the Programme

Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Bulgaria is a business development programme aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in Bulgarian business sector. The Programme is part of Norway Grants 2014-2021 financial mechanism meant to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen the bilateral relations between Norway and the Beneficiary States.

For updated information about the Programme, we encourage you to check this website regularly. Further inquiries can be made at the Programme email address: bg.business@innovationnorway.no.