Greece - Business Development, Innovation and SMEs

Currently there are no open calls. The first Call for Proposals is expected in early 2019.

About the Programme:

The Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme Greece is a business development programme aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Greek business sector.

The Programme is part of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. The EEA and Norway Grants aim at contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to the strengthening of bilateral relations between the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and the Beneficiary States.

Read more about the EEA and Norway Grants.

Programme Fund Operator: Innovation Norway Oslo

Programme Partner: The Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development S.A. (ETEAN), Athens

Programme budget: € 21.500.000

Areas of support:

  • Innovative technologies, processes and services
  • Sustainable business development
  • Greening of existing businesses and processes
  • Development and implementation of innovative products and services

Programme area specifics:

The Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme will seek to stimulate and develop long-term business cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on one hand, and Norway on the other, based on business development and innovation.

The aim is to allocate 75 percent of the funding to small and medium size enterprises. Priority will be given to bilateral partnership projects offering added value.

Programme will consist of three focus areas:

  • green industry innovation
  • blue growth
  • ICT

Forty percent of the funding will be allocated to Green Industry Innovation, forty percent to Blue Growth and twenty percent to ICT.

The programme is currently under development.
Information about the financing conditions such as, eligibility criteria for applicants, projects and costs or types of state aid that will be awarded, will be published in the coming months.

Once the call for proposals is open, national and regional information sessions will be held in Greece as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The first call for proposals is expected to be launched in January 2019.

Travel Support Scheme:
To facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between enterprises in Greece and partners in the Donor States, a Travel Support Scheme will be available. The intent is to prepare joint project applications for the upcoming Call(s) under the Programme.

Tentatively, we expect the Travel Support Scheme to be launched in November 2018.

For updated information about the Programme, we encourage you to visit this website regularly.

In the meantime, see our upcoming matchmaking events where you can meet potential partners for joint project proposals.

Read more about other programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

Get in touch with the Programme Manager.