31/08/2021: Latvia, Small Grants Scheme, Green Innovation and ICT
The small grants scheme
See the information on the small grant scheme on the website of LIAA - the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia - which is the Programme Operator in Latvia: An open call for the small grant scheme “Development of green industry innovation and ICT products".
Innovation Norway is Programme Partner in the Norway Grants programme in Latvia.
What kind of projects are supported?
The support to projects is in the areas of green industry innovation and ICT, for the:
- development of innovative green products or technologies;
- development of innovative ICT products or technologies.
The project should result in a developed prototype for a new product or technology and increased competitiveness.
Bilateral partnerships with R&D institutions in Norway is prioritised.
Who can apply for the call?
Any SME registered in Latvia. The applicants in Latvia is encouraged to apply for a project together with a partner from Norway.
Who can be partner?
A project partner, can be any entity in Norway or Latvia, public or private, commercial or non-commercial or non-governmental.
Bilateral partnership with Norway
A partnership project is cooperation between entities in Latvia and Norway on a project whcih contribute with substantial and relevant activities.
The cooperation should focus on knowledge transfer and R&D activities necessary for applying the new product and technology.
Note that the partner will not receive state aid through this call in Latvia. Only the costs for participating in the project will be covered by the project.
The total amount of the funding available for the call is EUR 1 700 000, of which EUR 850 000 is available for green industry innovation projects, and EUR 850 000 is available for ICT projects.
Support for one project is between EUR 10 000 and EUR 130 000.
Business Development, Innovation and SMEs Programme in Latvia
The Business Development, Innovation and SMEs programme in Latvia is supported by Norway through the Norway Grants.