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Consulting Team

Consulting team

Doru-Cristian CoretchiDoru-Cristian Coretchi – CEO & Founder
PhD in Management, Economist, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, MBA Steinbeis University Berlin – 7 years management consulting on international markets, 4 years experience in construction industry in Germany and Romania, funding advisory, business development & growth, innovation management, public-private partnership, EU grants, state aid schemes, EEA & Norway grants, UK innovation funding.

Ágústa Ýr ThorbergsdóttirÁgústa Ýr Thorbergsdóttir – Senior Consultant
Over 15 years of international work experience with the EU and International Finance Institutions. Focus on the interface between business and government, whether Icelandic, European or International. Global activities on government and EU relations, innovation, market research, and project management. Experience in leading diverse and international teams with the ability to drive performance through encouragement and motivation. Passionate and skilled at establishing new relationships and realising opportunities Internationally, through an extensive global contact network. From 2003 to 2011 she was a Senior Country Officer at the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels, the administrative body for EEA & Norway grants.

Ankit GuptaAnkit Gupta – Senior Consultant, Finance Expert
A qualified chartered accountant, MBA from Kingston Business School, 3 years experience in auditing in various multinational private and public companies, 4 years experience in financial management including compliances, taxation & grant claims. Expertise in Research & Development tax credits on the UK market. Financial advisory expertise for crowdfunding, private funding and grants-based funding on international markets.

Astrid Green<Astrid Green – Senior Consultant
25 years+ in business development, innovation & growth support, cluster management and expansion strategies across sectors and industries. Project delivery for Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Innovation Norway, board member in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. Funding advisory and bilateral cooperation in the context of the EEA & Norway grants, on international markets incl. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Hercegovina. Successful experience with EU funding, EEA & Norway grants, State Aid/Government Schemes and Horizon 2020. Executive Master of Management in Energy at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo and IFP School in Paris.

Cristian DimaCristian Dima – Senior Consultant, State Aid Expert
FCCA, CMC, BA in finance & audit, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest – over 10 years management consulting on the Romanian market for local and international clients, funding advisory, financial management and project management expertise; specialized in state aid schemes for large scale investment projects

Gabriela SoareGabriela Soare – Senior Consultant
Master in European Affairs and international Law, Bachelor degree in Law. Over 8 years experience in funding advisory, focus EU-funding and State Aid. 4 years an expert negotiator in the National Delegation for Romania’s EU – accession focus in the field of free movement of persons and company law.

Maria Kristin GylfadóttirMaria Kristin Gylfadóttir – Senior Consultant
Master’s degree in European Studies from Georgetown University (Washington DC), MBA from the University of Iceland. 15 years of funding advisory experience for companies, NGOs, education and research institutions across European and Nordic funding schemes (H2020, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, Nordplus, EEA & Norway Grants). Manager of the Erasmus+ Programme in Iceland 2013-2016, National Expert for the European Commission in Brussels 2009-2013 focusing on innovation and higher education. MBA programme manager at Reykjavik University, Cultural Counsellor for the Icelandic Embassy in Washington DC. Currently focusing on business development and strategy building in different business sectors, project management and internationalisation strategies

Adi HristovaAdi Hristova – Consultant, International Business Development
Master of Arts in Strategic Management and Marketing in London, UK. 5 year+ experience in management consulting specializing in marketing, innovation management and international business development. Expertise with grants-based funding programmes across Europe (especially UK, Bulgaria and EC funding). Background in the sports and entertainment industry. Currently working on projects in entrepreneurship, innovation management and smart cities.

Demmis NeculaDemmis Necula – Senior Consultant
MSc in Project Management, BA in Management, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. 5 years in management consulting, specializing in proposal development and project management in EU funding, EEA & Norway grants, State Aid schemes, supporting SMEs and Large Enterprises across various industries.

News & Updates

 

Blue Growth Portugal

EEA & Norway grants in Portugal – First call launched with 14.2 million euro for Blue Growth

More than 14 million euro is available for SMEs and large enterprises on the Portuguese market via the ‘Business, Development, Innovation and SMEs’ programme under the EEA grants. The programme will be operated by the Directorate General for Maritime Policy (DGPM). … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Croatia

Winnovart survey – EEA & Norway grants in Croatia

The EEA & Norway grants have been introduced in Croatia very recently. For the first time, this mechanism will very soon produce the first funding scheme addressing private sector businesses. At Winnovart, we are launching a brief survey to understand the level of … Read more

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Business Innovation Greece

Winnovart survey – EEA & Norway grants in Greece

The EEA & Norway grants have been available in Greece for quite some time, but just recently produced the first funding scheme addressing private sector businesses.  At Winnovart, we are launching a brief survey to understand the level of awareness … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Bulgaria

EEA & Norway Grants in Bulgaria – 5 million euro still available, new calls expected in Summer 2019

Over 5 million euro to become available to Bulgarian companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA & Norway grants. Innovation Norway has published updated information regarding the funding available for businesses on the Bulgarian Market under the EEA&Norway grants 2014-2021.  Main highlights:  Business … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Portugal

EEA & Norway Grants in Portugal – First calls under Blue Growth Innovation and SMEs programme to launch in Spring-Summer 2019

38 million euro to become available to Portuguese companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA&Norway grants. Based on the other similar programmes operated/ enabled by Innovation Norway: 75% of the budget is expected to go to SMEs; 2 funding streams (small projects for … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Lithuania

EEA & Norway Grants in Lithuania – 14 million euro to be available for Lithuanian companies in 2019

14 million euro to become available to Lithuanian companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA&Norway grants. It is expected that 75% of the budget will go to SMEs; 2 calls to be launched (minimum grant of 200Keur); funding intensities up to 50%.   Innovation … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Croatia

EEA & Norway Grants in Croatia – 22 million euro for business innovation projects to become available in 2019

22 million euro to become available to Croatian companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA&Norway grants. Based on the other similar programmes operated/ enabled by Innovation Norway: 75% of the budget is expected to go to SMEs; 2 funding streams (small projects for grants up … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Latvia

EEA & Norway Grants in Latvia – Over 12 million euro for business innovation projects during 2019-2020

12.5 million euro to become available to Latvian companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA&Norway grants.  Based on the other similar programmes operated/ enabled by Innovation Norway: 75% of the budget is expected to go to SMEs; 2 funding streams (small projects for … Read more

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EEA Norway Grants Slovakia

EEA & Norway Grants in Slovakia – Over 23 million euro for business projects during 2019-2020

Over 23.5 million euro to become available to Slovakian companies for business innovation projects during 2019-2020 under EEA&Norway grants. Based on the other similar programmes operated/ enabled by Innovation Norway: 75% of the budget is expected to go to SMEs; 2 funding streams … Read more

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EEA Norway grants Poland

EEA & Norway Grants in Poland – 85 million euro for business innovation projects to become available in 2019

85 million euro to become available for Polish SMEs and Large Enterprises for business innovation and industrial projects during 2019 under EEA&Norway grants. Based on the other similar programmes operated/ enabled by Innovation Norway: 75% of the budget is expected to go to SMEs; 2 funding … Read more

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