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


Winnovart Survey Results – EEA & Norway grants, do companies from the Beneficiary States use this opportunity?

During the previous weeks, at Winnovart, we have launched a survey to understand how much companies in Beneficiary States do understand the advantages of the EEA & Norway grants.   We are pleased to publish preliminary results after 3 weeks from the survey opening.   General conclusions at this stage. Most respondents from the … Read more


Winnovart starts a strategic partnership with Ambro (Rossmann Group)

At Winnovart we are committed to create business and development opportunities around the EEA & Norway grants. We are helping companies to get access to and raise funding under this mechanism, while also bridging the gap between the Donor and the Beneficiary States. We partner with organisations from the Beneficiary States of the … Read more


Winnovart Survey Results – EEA & Norway grants, do companies from Norway & Iceland use this opportunity?

We have recently launched a survey to understand the level of awareness and interest across the Norwegian and Icelandic business sector for the opportunities opened by the EEA & Norway grants.    We are pleased to publish preliminary results after 3 weeks from survey opening.   General conclusions at this stage.  The … Read more

Deep River EEA Norway grants

Winnovart Explore – Introducing Deep River Norway. Award-winning supplier of mobile hydropower plants for off-grid areas.

At Winnovart, we continue our tradition of promoting organisations from the Donor States – innovation champions and leading suppliers of novel technologies and solutions. We are introducing Deep River – Norwegian award-winning supplier of Mobile hydropower plants for off-grid areas. … Read more

Renewable energy Romania

EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – Preliminary Statistics RO-Energy programme. Applications submitted during 2019 calls so far.

The Energy programme in Romania under the EEA & Norway grants (RO-Energy), operated by Innovation Norway, has the objective to achieve less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply and strengthen the long-term cooperation between the Donor States – … Read more

Energy Efficiency

EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – 13 million EUR for energy efficiency projects

EUR  13 million available for energy efficiency projects on the Romanian market under the EEA & Norway grants. The funding comes through the Energy Programme operated by Innovation Norway in Romania.   SMEs and Large enterprises can get grants with … Read more


Winnovart Survey – EEA & Norway grants, do companies from the Beneficiary States use this opportunity?

The budget of the EEANO 2014-2021 is almost 3 billion euros, to be allocated to a number of Beneficiary States. Around 30% of this budget is expected to go to the private sector ~ almost 1 billion euros. In the past, … Read more


Winnovart Survey – EEA & Norway grants, do companies from Norway & Iceland use this opportunity?

How familiar are you with the EEA & Norway grants and the opportunity they represent for organisations from the Donor States (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein)? The budget of the EEANO 2014-2021 is almost 3 billion euros, to be allocated to a … Read more

Funding applications - EEA Norway grants

EEA & Norway grants – How much time do you need to prepare a funding application?

Writing a funding application can be more or less difficult, but it is always time consuming. We have extensive experience with the EEA & Norway grants and we have recently received these questions more and more from clients and partners. … Read more

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