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. 


What is our role?

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. 

Who are we?

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. 

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, who contribute according to their size and economic wealth. Of the 993 million EUR set aside for the 2009-14 period, Norway has provided 95.8 percent, Iceland 3.0 percent and Liechtenstein 1.2 percent.

What can we do for you

Is your company active within Business Development, Innovation and SMEs? Then EEA and Norway Grants may be a relevant source to get your projects financed.

Who can get funding

If you are a company or other eligible entity located in one of our partner countries, you can apply for funding from one of the Programmes running in your country.

If you are a Norwegian company or other eligible entity, you can receive funding as a project partner to activities taking place in the different EEA and Norway Grants partner countries.

Read more about EEA and Norway Grants