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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.

Andreia DeliuAndreia Deliu – Senior Consultant
MSc in Management, BA in Engineering, University of Transilvania Brasov & Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, 10 years management consulting, specializing in funding advisory with focus on EU funding, EEA&Norway grants, State aid schemes for SMEs and Large Enterprises across various industries. Project Management experience with funded training programmes.

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

 

R&D Tax Credits Survey

R&D Tax Credits – Research Survey for innovative companies and industries in the UK.

Only 20% of UK small and medium enterprises eligible to receive tax refunds for innovation apply. These 20% received £1.3 billion in the 2015-2016 tax year alone. Altogether, SMEs and large enterprises have received nearly £3 billion in this period. For more … Read more

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R&D Tax Credits in the UK – Statistics of an under-exploited funding support mechanism on the UK market.

At Winnovart, our focus has always been grants-based funding programmes, such as the ones from Innovate UK, EC/ Horizon 2020 or similar. Although under different terms, the Reaserch & Develpment (R&D) Tax Credit scheme offered by HMRC represents a way … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants in Bulgaria – EUR 56.5 Million for Green Industry Innovation, Welfare & Health Tech, Energy efficiency.

Bulgaria will get approximately EUR 210 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021 out of which EUR 56.5 million will be dedicated to the business sector via 2 programme areas and first calls expected to open during 2018: • Business Development, Innovation and SMEs (EUR 28.5 million); • Renewable Energy, Energy … Read more

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EEA & Norway Grants in Bulgaria – A bit of history.
32 projects funded under Green Industry Innovation 2009-2014

EUR 11.5 million was allocated to 32 projects for greening of businesses in Bulgaria during the previous cycle of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, Innovation Norway’s programme for Green Industry Innovation. With 110 Bulgarian projects submitted for the 3 calls … Read more

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Time for EEA & Norway grants in Romania

Winnovart has recently offered a practical workshop on how to get access to the EEA & Norway grants on the Romanian market. The workshop has been promoted and hosted by Bucharest Impact HUB, addressing Romanian start-ups and innovative companies looking … Read more

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EEA & Norway Grants – EUR 102.1 million allocated to Latvia

Latvia will get EUR 102.1 million under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014 – 2021, being one of the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Donor States (Norway, … Read more

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EEA & Norway Grants – EUR 809.3 million allocated to Poland

Poland will get EUR 809.3 million under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014 – 202, being one of the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Donor States (Norway, … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants in 2018. Funding for innovation, sustainability and international collaboration

At the beginning of 2018, our special funding recommendation was …  the EEA & Norway grants across Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. 2.8 billion euro are becoming available starting this year, for a variety of areas, with an estimated … Read more

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Follow Winnovart for latest news about innovation grants and funding in Europe.

Follow Winnovart for latest news about EEA & Norway grants, EC funding, UK funding, EU funding in Romania:      Highlights January 2018: EEA & Norway grants – the launch of the Fund for Regional Cooperation. The latest add-on of this … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants – Fund for regional cooperation. EUR 34.5 million for transnational and cross-border cooperation projects

The new Fund for Regional Cooperation is the latest funding opportunity for international projects under the EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021. The programme will support international consortium projects in the following areas: • inclusive dialogue and the strengthening of cross-border … Read more

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