In Bulgaria 80 projects have been submitted to compete in the first call for proposals under the Business Development, Innovation and SMEs programme, focus area: Green Industry Innovation. The funding for this call was EUR 18 million focused on green innovation projects on the Bulgarian market.
The submitted project applications account to EUR 47 million of grants, which is close to 3 times more than the available funding. Furthermore, among all eighty projects nearly half have Norwegian partners, as the the Fund Operator – Innovation Norway strongly encourages bilateral partnerships in this programme. At Winnovart, we have a special service option dedicated to bilateral partnerships in the context of the EEA&Norway grants.
In the upcoming weeks, more information is expected to be published regarding the other focus area of the Business Development, Innovation and SMEs programme: Welfare Technology. Additional information on the opportunities for Bulgaria under the EEA & Norway grants is available below:
To make it easier for SMEs in Bulgaria to understand the opportunity of the EEA & Norway grants and their funding readiness, we are providing a free eligibility check via our online questionnaire.
32 Projects in Bulgaria Funded in the previous financial cycle.
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.
EEA & Norway Grants Overview.
For a complete overview of the EEA & Norway Grants 2014 – 2021, you may have a look at the Blue Book – the document outlining the strategy of this mechanism until 2021.