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Results from 2022 – Norwegian Project Partners

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Innovation Norway conducts an annual Customer Impact Survey for all Norwegian entities involved as donor project partners involved in the EEA and Norway Grants. The survey maps the expectations and levels of satisfaction with the financing received as partners in bilateral projects. The results from 2022 clearly show that the EEA and Norway Grants have added value!

High Added Value for Norwegian Partners

Innovation Norway's annual Customer Impact Survey starts by asking the general question of added value. In 2022, 80% of all Norwegian project partners report that their participation in the projects has high added value. This is a higher results than the average for the survey overall.

The other results of the survey show the results from Norwegian participation in EEA and Norway Grants projects:

  • 63% of the partners expect an increase in turnover as a result of the cooperation
  • 48% expect increased exports
  • 50% expect increased competitiveness
  • 77% expect an improved level of innovation
  • 77% expect increased competence
  • 81% expect increased cooperation with other partners beyond the projects.
  • Over 50% expect a reduction in pollution from business activities
  • 41% expect an improved use of resources
  • 45% expect an improved chance of survival
  • 36% increased employment by creating jobs

Furthermore, 92% of partnership projects will continue the cooperation beyond the project.

The bilateral cooperation gives the companies involved international training and experience in cooperating in Europe and within the EEA Internal Market. It helps expand business opportunities, provides access to networks, visibility, and strategic partnerships, and can be a stepping-stone for marked access and further cooperation within EU projects.

What’s in it for us?

Innovation Norway’s Customer Satisfaction Survey shows that the bilateral cooperation brings added value and mutual benefits to the project partners in Norway. Having a strong professional and research environments in Norway in the relevant areas, Norwegian companies and research institutions contribute to the success of the projects in areas such as green transition, blue growth, reduction of waste and emissions, resource efficiency and circular economy initiatives, as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and welfare technology/ambient assisted living, among others. The companies in the Beneficiary States draw on the competencies of their Donor partners, and the cooperation benefits the Norwegian partners too.

Bilateral cooperation in the EEA and Norway Grants

There are currently 154 Norwegian partners involved in 221 different projects spread over 10 European countries.

See and overview of all the partnership projects in this portal! You can see a real-time overview of the partners and where the projects are located.

Bilateral partnerships with Norwegian entities are encouraged in all projects financed through the EEA and Norway Grants. If you are curious about bilateral partnerships, you can see more information here: Mulighetene i EØS-midlene – for norske prosjektpartnere.

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