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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

 

Business Innovation Greece

EEA & Norway grants in Greece – Submission statistics of the Business Innovation programme

35 project proposals submitted for the Business Innovation programme of the EEA & Norway grants in Greece.  The Business Innovation programme under the EEA & Norway grants in Greece, operated by Innovation Norway, has the objective to support companies for … Read more

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Energy Efficiency

Winnovart Explainer – EEA & Norway grants for Energy Efficiency in Romania

Funding is currently 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.   Over the last few weeks we had been rolling out … Read more

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Winnovart Survey Results – EEA & Norway grants awareness across the Beneficiary States. Update Oct 2019.

We are continuing the survey launched in August 2019, to understand the level of awareness and interest across the business sector in the Beneficiary States for the opportunities by the EEA & Norway grants. We are pleased to publish the October 2019 update of … Read more

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Winnovart Survey Results – EEA & Norway grants awareness across the Donor States. Update Oct 2019.

We are continuing the survey launched in August 2019, to understand the level of awareness and interest across the Norwegian and Icelandic business sector for the opportunities by the EEA & Norway grants. We are pleased to publish the October 2019 update of the … Read more

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Empower Plastic Blockchain

Winnovart Explore – introducing Empower Norway. Disrupting the plastic-waste ecosystem with blockchain technology.

At Winnovart, we regularly promote organisations from Norway and Iceland (the Donor States of the EEA & Norway grants) – innovation champions and leading suppliers of novel technologies and solutions.  We are introducing Empower – a Norwegian award-winning disruptor in the plastic-waste ecosystem. Inspired by the Norwegian plastic bottle recycling system, the company tackles the plastic … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants – Winnovart visiting Greece. Insights from one of the Beneficiary States.

Earlier this summer we’ve visited Greece to meet local businesses and discuss cooperation projects for the EEA & Norway grants. Thank you very much to those of you that welcomed us.   A few thoughts after this visit, put in the context … Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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