Launch of the Business Innovation Greece Programme

Teknologi - Photo:Unsplash, Samuel Zeller

Do you have an idea to increase efficiency or productivity of industry and at the same time create green results? Is blue growth and marine sustainability the core of your business? Or, you have a project related to ICT? The Business Innovation Greece Programme is aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Greek business sector.

There are launching events scheduled all around Greece in the coming weeks:

·         Piraeus - 27th of March - registration opened 

·         Thessaloniki - 2nd of April - registration opened

·         Heraklion - 9th of April - registration opened 

·         Patras - 11th of April - registration opened


About the programme

The Programme is 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 

Programme Partner: The Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development S.A. (ETEAN), Athens

Programme budget: € 21.500.000

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 percent of the funding to small and medium size enterprises. Priority will be given to bilateral partnership projects offering added value.

Programme will consist of three focus areas:

·         Green industry innovation

·         Blue growth

·         ICT

Forthy percent of the funding will be allocated to Green Industry Innovation, forty percent to Blue Growth and twenty percent to ICT.

Further inquiries can be made via the Programme e-mail address: gr.innovation@innovationnorway.no

Visit the programme page here.