studiesSME Instrument (Horizon 2020)

January 2015 update – SME Instrument (Horizon 2020) statistics update – As of January 2015, we have a preliminary overview of the SME Instrument beneficiaries 2014, for both Phase 1 (June and September 2014 rounds) and Phase 2 (October 2014 round). Further results are expected for the last round in December 2014 (both Phase 1 and Phase 2). Our statistical analysis is based on the public information made available by EASME. You can check it here.

July 2014 update – Winnovart study on SME Instrument (Horizon 2020) – European Commission’s programme addressing highly innovative SMEs – By 18 June 2014 the first cut-off date for the SME Instrument – European Commission’s funding programme addressing highly innovative SMEs, more than 2600 proposals have been submitted for the programme’s Phase 1. With an estimated number of 164 proposals to be approved and funded stands, the competition is higher than expected. Therefore, only the truly innovative projects will receive funding… Read more

State aid Schemes in Romania – Overview 2008-2014 and Prospects 2014-2020

Overview of the state aid schemes 2008-2014 in Romania, including 2014-2020 prospects. During 2008-2014, the schemes have supported total investments of over EUR 2.200 million, along with creation of over 19.000 jobs, across various industries: manufacturing, ICT, energy, food, healthcare and tourism. Total grants of over EUR 680 million have been approved…. Read more

EEA & Norway Grants in Romania

Latest Winnovart study on the impact and prospects of EEA & Norway Grants in Romania available under the following link. The study presents the general overview and history of EEA & Norway Grants in Europe, the results of its 2009-2014 implementation in Romania, as well as the prospects for 2014-2021.

News & Updates


Business Development, Innovations and SMEs - Bulgaria - EEA & Norway Grants

EEA & Norway Grants – Call opening in Bulgaria. EUR 18 million for Green Industry Innovation.

EUR 18 million for implementing green innovation projects on the Bulgarian market under the ‘Business Development, Innovations and SMEs’ Programme, operated by Innovation Norway. The Programme is divided into 2 funding streams: large grants scheme: total budget EUR 16.2 million.   small grants scheme: EUR 1.7 … Read more

SME Growth Romania - EEA & Norway Grants

EEA & Norway Grants – Call opening in Romania, EUR 21 million for SMEs and Large enterprises.

EUR 21 million will be available to SMEs, Large enterprises via the SME Growth Programme in Romania, to be operated by Innovation Norway. 3 focus areas: Green Industry Innovation (EUR 9.7 million), Blue Growth (EUR 6.5 million), ICT (EUR 4.8 … Read more

GDPR at Winnovart

GDPR at Winnovart. Our funding newsletters and your FEEDBACK. 

At Winnovart we care about GDPR.  We could probably explore and present grants-based funding options for implementing GDPR, but this newsletter is not about this. Although it might be eligible under some funding programmes 🙂  In the past almost 10 … Read more

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


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


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


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


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


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


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