Greece - Business Innovation
The Programme was launched in 2019. After four rounds of Open Calls for Project Proposals, 54 projects have been selected for financial support. The available budget has been exhausted and no more open Calls are foreseen. Below you will find more information about the different Calls and the projects supported.
The Programme is financed by the EEA Grants and is a 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.
Programme Fund Operator: Innovation Norway
National Programme Partner: The Hellenic Development Bank, Athens
Programme Budget: € 21,500,000 (EEA Grants)
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 Innovation Greece Programme will seek to stimulate and develop long-term business cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on one hand, and Greece on the other, based on business development and innovation.
The aim is to allocate 75% of the funding to SMEs. Priority will be given to bilateral partnership projects offering added value.
The Programme will consist of the following three focus areas, with the funding allocated as such:
- Green Industry Innovation (40%)
- Blue Growth (40%)
- ICT (20%)
Results from previous calls
Results from the First Call for Proposals, "Business Innovation Greece" Programme
The First Call for Proposals closed on 1st October 2019. The final list of approved projects is now published. You may watch a video where the approved projects are presented.
See the previous call here: 1st Call for Proposals for the Business Innovation Greece Programme, closed October 1st, 2019
Results from the Second Call for Proposals, "Business Innovation Greece" Programme
The Second Call for Proposals closed on the 18th February 2021. The final list of approved projects is now published.
See the previous call here: 2nd Call for Proposals for the Business Innovation Greece Programme, closed February 18th, 2021
Results from the Third Call for Proposals, "Business Innovation Greece" Programme
The Third Call for Proposals closed on the 1st September 2022. The final list of approved projects is now published.
See the previous call here: 3rd Call for Proposals for the Business Innovation Greece Programme, closed September 1st, 2022.
Results from the Soft Measures Call for the Business Innovation Greece Programme
The Soft Measure Call - Development of business skills for enterprises closed on 10th May 2023. The final list of approved projects are now published.
See the previous Call here: 10/05/23: Greece: Call for Proposals on Soft Measures | EEA and Norway Grants (innovationnorway.com)
Inquiries can be made via the Programme email address: [email protected]