Norway-Iceland-Portugal Business Opportunities under the EEA Grants

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Porto Alfandega Congress Centre Deadline: 2018-11-12 23:00 Participation is free 11/14/2018 2:00:00 PM 11/16/2018 12:00:00 PM Europe/Oslo Norway-Iceland-Portugal Business Opportunities under the EEA Grants Alfandega Congress Centre Add to calendar

Do you have a project linked to harnessing the potential of ocean related activities? This event is an opportunity to learn about specific funding opportunities for Portuguese-Norwegian/Icelandic projects!

38 million Euro in grants will be available under the EEA Grants Blue Growth Business and Research Programme in Portugal from 2019. 

This event is an opportunity to learn about specific funding opportunities for Portuguese-Norwegian/Icelandic projects! 

Main Target Group

  • Portuguese companies planning on developing projects in the realm of the blue economy, including the application of innovative research-driven technology and processes, that are potential applicants and partners for the business component of the EEA Grants Blue Growth programme..
  • Norwegian and Icelandic suppliers or developers of technologies or processes, as well as research institutes within Blue Growth / Ocean Space.

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Icelandic and Norwegian companies who get granted access to the event based on the target group and topic criteria, are eligible to apply for 600 EUR travel support in the form of a lump sum in the aftermath of their participation. 

Relevant Project Topics

Examples of relevant topics for projects eligible under the EEA Grants are:
Fisheries/aquaculture (innovative products and technologies in fisheries sector), commercial ports, ocean renewable energy sector, maritime industry, including maritime transports technologies, off-shore infrastructures, robotics, technologies for deep sea resources and mapping, shipbuilding (innovative products and technologies) blue biotechnology and environmental monitoring and surveillance activities, innovative products and technologies which are already available in the market, or to develop new ones, that use marine litter as raw material.

Norwegian and Icelandic companies and research institutes can become partner to EEA Grants projects.

You do not have a partner yet? Find potential partners in the business matchmaking.

What are the EEA Grants?

The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU member states in Northern, Central and Southern Europe.

38 million Euro in grants will be available under the EEA Grants Blue Growth Innovation and SMEs Programme in Portugal from 2019.

Portuguese initiatives for developing, applying or commercialising products or services within Blue Growth / Ocean Space will be particularly relevant under the call.

Perfect Thematic Fit with SeaForum 2018

The overall topic Ocean Economy provides a brilliant umbrella for the EEA Grants funding opportunities for Portuguese-Norwegian and -Icelandic projects. This year's Sea Forum has a special focus on "Sea Challenges 2030". Read more about the SeaForum.

After completion of the EEA Grants events, more events can be chosen from the rich menue of topics, such as Nautical Tourism, Marine Resources, Marine Technologies, Employment and Training, Marine Industries, Marine Energies, Ports and Maritime Transport, Sustainability of the Marine Ecosystems, Cross-border and Atlantic Cooperation and Oceans Literacy.

Participation at these events of SeaForum2018 requires separate registration. Also the participation at SeaForum is free of charge.

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