What is the EEA and Norway Grants?
The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The EEA Grants are funded jointly by all three donor countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The donor countries contribute according to their size and GDP – Norway provides approximately 95.8%, Iceland 3% and Liechtenstein 1.2%. During the 2014-2021 funding period, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.
What areas are supported?
Programmes will vary according to country, but our primary focus areas are:
> Green Industry Innovation
> Blue Growth
> Welfare Technology
Within these focus areas, we support the following activities:
> Innovative technologies, processes and services
> Sustainable business development
> Greening of existing businesses and processes
> Development and implementation of innovative products
Who can get funding
Are you an SME which is interested in innovative projects that will lead to greener and more sustainable outcomes? Are you active within the areas mentioned above? Then EEA and Norway Grants may be a relevant source to get your projects financed.
If you are legally registered in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, or Slovakia you can apply for funding from one of the Programmes running in your country. See if there are any open Calls for Proposals.
If you are a company from Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you can be paid as a project partner to activities taking place in the different EEA and Norway Grants partner countries.
Who is Innovation Norway and what is our role?
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We are also the Government’s official trade representative abroad. As a result of this, Innovation Norway has been given different roles under the EEA and Norway Grants.
More specifically, we have roles in those areas where the funds are aimed at developing industry and business and establishing long-term economic relations between Norway and the partner countries. For some partner countries Innovation Norway directly operates the funds. For other countries Innovation Norway only acts as an advisor and partner for the funds operator.
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