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Finance concept: Light Bulb on digital backgroundFunding advisory…with focus on grants…. Our advisory  services focus on the different available funding opportunities across the European Union: EU-grants, State -Aid schemes, EEA & Norway grants, other alternative funding and incentive programmes.

The Opportuniy. Grants and subsidies optimize the financial structure of an investment making it more feasible under difficult access to private finance. Even in those cases where a stable financial profile of the company enables a good access to private finance (banks, investment funds, private equities etc,), grants will always increase the attractiveness of an investment project… Read more

Typically, EU-grants and similar funding are non-reimbursable money. They are available to both private and public beneficiaries.
At Winnovart, we are dedicated to provide funding opportunities to the private sector. We aim to be the first name to be considered by SMEs and large enterprises across different industries looking for attractive solutions to finance their investment projects.

Almost regardless of your business case and activity profile, we will always provide innovative ideas for financing your investment.
Funding rates may vary depending on company size, project location and profile. Nevertheless, private enterprise can get in most of the cases up to 70% financing of their investments’ eligible costs. In some cases the funding rate can go up to 100% of specific eligible expenses.

There is a large variety of grants & incentive programmes available on the European market. According to our experience we would structure it into 4 main groups:
EU-funding programmes offered and managed directly by the European Comission, available to applicants across entire European Union
EU-funding programmes implemented locally, in each EU-member state, by the responsible local authorities
Local State-aid and incentive mechanisms, available in individual countries or regions, according to specific local policies
Regional funding programmes available for a wider region (comprising more countries) but implemented locally – for example the EEA and Norway financial mechanism addressing a group of EU-member states in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Challenge….Knowing and controlling the process makes a project successful under a funding programme There are various funding opportunities on the market, attractive grant volumes and funding rates, but also complex requirements to fulfill…Read more

Typically, EU-grants and similar funding are non-reimbursable money. They are available to both private and public beneficiaries. Mandatory first steps are the definition of a sustainable investment project and identification of most suitable funding programmes available.
A key point is then the formal eligibility of the project and applicant, depending on the specific criteria and requirements of the targeted programme. Once these milestones are overcome, you may continue the application process.
There are 4 generic phases in the development and implementation of an investment project in a public-funding context:
1. formal eligibility structuring
2. preparing and filing a competitive application
3. successfully passing the evaluation phase and receiving the funding approval
4. implementing the project according to the approved structure

Our role… At Winnovart, we know the game when it comes to funding programmes.
Our consulting approach covers the whole process…Read more

Our range of services comprise:
– Eligibility check (project/applicant)
– Structuring the financing concept
– Developing the required business plans/ feasibility studies
– Full- prepare of the application file
– Support during the evaluation process
– Project management during the implementation phase (with special attention on the procurement process, reporting obligations and payment claims)

News & Updates

 

Energy Programme in Romania hydropower

EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – Energy Programme, Hydropower call now open for applications

EUR 7.2 million is available as part of the Hydropower call ‘Increased capacity to deliver renewable energy’ under the Energy Programme in Romania, focus area – Renewable energy, financed by the EEA grants.  The objective of the Energy Programme is “Less carbon intensive energy … Read more

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EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – Energy Programme in Romania 2020-2021

EUR 24.3 million to become available in the first half of 2021 for renewable energy projects in Romania (various topics), under the EEA & Norway grants, RO-Energy programme, operated by Innovation Norway.   Innovation Norway has recently published the indicative timeline for launching the next calls under the Energy Programme 2020-2021.   Competitions … Read more

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Blended Funding Schemes explained. How can we make the most of this new funding model?

What are Blended Funding Schemes?   Blended or public-private funding schemes combine grants with private investor money to support innovative companies in various industries. Private investors collaborate with the government funding agencies in the process of selecting and allocating the funding to promising SMEs, following targeted and … Read more

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Blended Funding in the UK – Transforming food production: series A investor partnership. Competition open until 13 January 2021. £5M in grant funding to be aligned with private investment.

This is a new blended funding opportunity for private investors and SMEs on the UK market.   Programme name: Transforming food production: series A investor partnership.  Funding agency: Innovate UK  Funding budget: GBP 5 million  Targeted applicants/ beneficiaries: UK registered SMEs that are aiming to transform food production towards … Read more

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Blended Funding in the UK – Transforming Foundation Industries investor partnership programme. 2020 competition open. £7M offered by Innovate UK.

Innovate UK (IUK) offers GBP 7 million in grants-funding for a new Investor Partnership Programme in the UK Transforming Foundation Industries/ Investor Partner selection 2020.  The IUK grants will be combined with private investor funding for late-stage R&D projects of UK SMEs focused on reducing resource and energy consumption … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants statistics – Competition results Business Innovation Greece 2019

At, Winnovart, it is part of our mission to bring transparency in the grants-based market space. We do this in the funding areas and for the funding mechanisms we are working with. This is why we are introducing a very comprehensive analysis of … Read more

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Winnovart Explainer – EEA & Norway grants for business innovation projects in Greece. 2020 call now OPEN.

EUR 13 million funding is available for Greek SMEs and large enterprises via the ‘Business Innovation Greece’ programme under the EEA & Norway grants – 2020 competition. The programme aims to support companies for development, innovation and commercialisation activities. The scheme is operated by Innovation … Read more

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Business Innovation Greece

EEA & Norway Grants in Greece – Business Innovation Call 2020 open

EUR 13 million funding is available for Greek SMEs and large enterprises via the ‘Business Innovation Greece’ programme under the EEA & Norway grants – 2020 competition. The programme aims to support companies for development, innovation and commercialisation activities. The … Read more

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Blended funding in the UK

Blended Funding in the UK – Healthy Ageing Investor Partnership programme. 2020 competition open. £12M offered by Innovate UK.

Private investors have a new funding opportunity to partner with Innovate UK for the healthy ageing investor partnership programme that is looking to invest in high growth potential small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that aspire to find solution addressing … Read more

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EEA & Norway grants in Romania – Submission statistics of the SMEs Growth Programme 2020

98 project proposals submitted under the SMEs Growth Programme of the EEA & Norway grants in Romania.  EUR 18.5 million was the budget made available to SMEs and large enterprises via the 2nd call for project proposals under the SMEs Growth Programme in Romania, operated by Innovation Norway. The call for proposals opened in January 2020, … Read more

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