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EEA & Norway grants – EUR 210 million allocated to Bulgaria

Bulgaria will get more than EUR 210 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, Iceland and Lichtenstein). The total budget includes EUR 24.3 million of national co-financing.

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UK innovation funding – GBP 15 million for business innovation projects to improve the infrastructure systems that provide critical services for the economy under innovation in infrastructure systems

GBP 15 million to stimulate innovation in the infrastructure systems that provide critical services for our economy, environment and society. That will consist of ‘smart’ infrastructure, energy systems (including nuclear fission and offshore wind), connected transport and urban living to companies of any size that include at least one UK-based SME. There will be grants up to GBP 100,000 and a...

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UK Innovation funding – GBP 3 million under SBRI for projects that integrate technologies into a single platform under integrated innovation for nuclear decommissioning

GBP 3 million will be available to organizations of any size to fund projects that integrate technologies into a single platform, or a small number of platforms. These should be able to demonstrate multiple tasks in the decommissioning process with minimum human intervention. There will be grants up to GBP 50,000 and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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UK innovation funding – GBP 15 million will be available to disruptive ideas or concepts under 2016 open competition round 2

GBP 15 million will be available to the best business-led, innovative or disruptive ideas or concepts. Priority will be given to proposals that are likely to lead to sustainable gains in productivity and/or access to new overseas markets through export-led business growth. There will be grants up to GBP 1 million and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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Collaborative project opportunities under Bilateral National Fund – EEA Grants 2009-2014 on the Romanian market

Up to EUR 200,000 are available under the Bilateral National Fund – EEA Grants 2009-2014 for the Romanian market through a recently-launched call for the sub-programme “Technical Assistance and Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level”. The programme’s total budget is EUR 200,000 (EUR 50,000 for the Travel Support measure; EUR 150,000 for the Priority Sectors measure), and the funding...

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European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) 2.0 – increasing to over EUR 500 billion in investments

The European Commission intends to double the duration and the financial capacity of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) financing programme. The current EUR 315 billion in investments until 2018 will be extended to  at least EUR 500 billion in investments until 2020. This will most probably be grown further to EUR 630 billion in investments by 2022. The EFSI programme,...

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1 million into new ways of using synthetic biology to create transparent materials lighter and thinner than existing armour

GBP 1 million into new ways of using synthetic biology to create transparent materials that are thinner and lighter than used for existing armour and that could offer better protection. The competition is open to any organisation and is for fully funded development contracts, with grants up to GBP 80,000 and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1.6 million will be available for clean technology, affordable healthcare, use of electronic system design under technology solutions for society in India funding competiti

GBP 1.6 million will be available to organizations of any size, UK-based acting as lead applicant. The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the following challenges: clean technology, affordable healthcare, use of electronic system design and manufacture (ESDM) technologies to provide solutions to particular societal challenges....

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UK innovation funding – GBP 5 million will be available for innovation in the civil nuclear sector under advanced nuclear manufacturing and materials SBRI funding competition

GBP 5 million will be available to organizations of any size, in order to stimulate innovation in the civil nuclear sector. It covers structural materials, manufacturing technologies and modular construction processes. There will be grants up to GBP 800,000 and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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GBP 12 million for UK – Brazil collaborative innovation projects related to integration and governance of city systems

GBP 12 million will be available to organizations of any size, covering collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the following challenges: integration and governance of city systems, urban infrastructure and affordable smart mobility, sustainable urban environments. There will be grants up to GBP 2.4 million and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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EEA & Norway Grants – EUR 502.5 million allocated to Romania

Romania will get EUR 502.5 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021, after being the first country, from the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Donor States (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein). The total budget includes EUR 48.7 million of national co-financing.

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UK Innovation funding – GBP 15 million for innovation in manufacturing and materials – round 2

GBP 15 million will be available to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that address identified technical or commercial challenges. These aim to lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A project may focus on technical feasibility,...

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EUR 300 million innovation funding for Romanian enterprises

EUR 300 million in EU funds for developing innovation projects on the Romanian market. A new round of calls will be launched in the following two months. Grants of up to EUR 20 million and a funding intensities of up to 100% will be available for R&D infrastructures, innovation clusters, knowledge transfer, and for synergies with the Horizon 2020 programme.

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EEA & Norway Grants – Blue Book has been finalised. EUR 2.8 billion allocated to CEE markets.

The Blue Book has been finalised, which sets out the priority sectors and eligible programme areas under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 funding cycle. This follows the public consultation process in June and July. Under this funding mechanism, Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) will contribute EUR 2.8 billion to 15 EU countries. Furthermore, there will be three out of five...

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1 million will be available for a change in aviation security under the future of aviation security CDE themed competition

GBP 1 million will be available to deliver a step change in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition seeks new technologies that will improve the ability to prevent the widest possible range of explosives, weapons and other threats being taken on board an aircraft. There will be grants up to GBP 80,000 and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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The Seal of Excellence – the funding alternative for highly innovative European SMEs. September 2016 update

The “Seal of Excellence (SoE)” is a quality label that is awarded to submitted Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument project proposals that succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score of 13 points but could not be funded under the available Call budget. The SoE thus identifies project proposals that deserve funding from alternative sources (public or private), such as the European Structural...

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The Seal of Excellence – the funding alternative for highly innovative European SMEs. August 2016 update

The “Seal of Excellence (SoE)” is a quality label that is awarded to submitted Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument project proposals that succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score of 13 points but could not be funded under the available Call budget. The SoE thus identifies project proposals that deserve funding from alternative sources (public or private), such as the European Structural...

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EEA & Norway Grants – a bit of history

EEA & Norway Grants have contributed to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations within 15 EU countries since 1994, by targeting areas with clear needs in those countries and that are in line with national priorities and wider European goals. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, who contribute according to their size...

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UK funding competition – GBP 4 million will be available for agricultural innovation under Agri – Tech Catalyst funding competition

GBP 4 million will be available to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries. The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to improve the sustainable intensification of agriculture. There will be grants up to GBP 800,000 and a funding intensity that may reach 70%...

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Energy efficiency funding for large industrial enterprises

The Ministry of European Funds in Romania has announced the call opening and the calendar for the Operational Programme for Large Infrastructure, Action 6.2 Superior energy efficiency for industrial enterprises: opening on the 15th of July 2016, with start of proposal submissions on the 15th of September 2016 and call closure on 15th of September 2017. The total programme budget has been...

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EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 – Public Consultation on funding priorities and programmes

Public consultations have begun on the “Blue Book”, a strategic document setting out the priority sectors and eligible programme areas under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 funding cycle. During this period, Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) will contribute with EUR 2.8 billion to 15 EU countries. There are three out of five priority sectors that are expected to be applicable for...

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Consultations have begun for EEA & Norway Grants priorities & programmes

Public consultations have begun on the “Blue Book”, which sets out the priority sectors and eligible programme areas under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2020 funding period. During this period, donor will contribute EUR 2.8 billion to 15 EU countries. 3 out 5 priority sectors expected to applicable for private sector, comprise of project areas:

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GBP 1.5 million for innovative agri-food projects in Turkey

Up to GBP 1.5 million are available through the Newton Fund to UK businesses developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. The competition targets UK projects with eligible costs between GBP 300,000 and GBP 400,000, with a funding intensity of up to 70%.

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GBP 15 million for innovative manufacturing and materials projects

Up to GBP 15 million are available for projects that stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials through addressing technical or commercial challenges. The competition targets projects with eligible costs between GBP 50,000 and GBP 2 million, with a funding intensity of up to 70%.

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UK innovation funding – 100% of the total investment value covered for innovations in Aerospace Technology Strategy funding competition

The ATI is responsible for developing the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy supported by a network of advisory groups. The aim is to stimulate industry-led research and technology (R&T) projects that fit with this strategy and maximise the potential to the UK economy. There will be up to 100% of the total investment value covered and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity.

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Up to € 100,000 funding for Romanian ICT companies

The Romanian Ministry of Communication has released information about a new funding option for small companies in the ICT sector. With 2 funding streams, the new programme will support small companies in developing software and high-tech products.

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The Seal of Excellence – the funding alternative for highly innovative European SMEs. March 2016 update

The “Seal of Excellence (SoE)”, is a quality label that is awarded to project proposals submitted for funding under Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument, which succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score but could not be funded under the available Call budget. The SoE thus identifies project proposals which merit funding from alternative sources (public or private), such as the European...

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EUR 315 billion EFSI investments to boost private-sector projects

Up to EUR 315 billion will be invested until 2020 with the EFSI programme (Juncker Plan) in various projects across the EU through loans granted by the EIB and EIF on the basis of substantial guarantees provided by the EU Commission. All enterprises across all member states will be eligible for the EFSI programme where they can access financing from EUR 25,000 to EUR 300 million depending on...

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Seal of Excellence – a new funding door opened by SME Instrument

The “Seal of Excellence” is a quality label that is awarded to project proposals submitted for funding under Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument, which succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score but could not be funded under the available Call budget.  High quality project proposals which merit funding will now have a better chance to get funding from alternative sources (public or...

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