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Winnovart Explainer. EEA&Norway grants Business Development and Innovation Croatia.
Series 1 - programme overview and eligible project areas.
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Funding is available for Croatian companies to finance innovation projects under the "Business Development and Innovation Croatia" programme financed by the EEA&Norway grants and managed by Innovation Norway.

Our programme explainer – newsletters to make this funding scheme easier for you to digest.
This is series 1 on programme overview and eligible project areas.

The programme objective is to increase the competitiveness, value creation and sustainable growth of Croatian enterprises and is aiming to stimulate and develop long-term cooperation between the Donor State (Norway) and the Beneficiary State (Croatia), encouraging bilateral project partnerships.

The target group for this call is SMEs and Large Enterprises in Croatia. Partnership with other entities is not mandatory but encouraged, particularly with entities from the Donor State. Types of partnership projects:

  • A Donor Partnership Project - cooperation between a Project Promoter in Croatia and at least one legal entity in the eligible Donor State (Norway); 
  • A Partnership Project - cooperation between a Project Promoter in Croatia and at least one legal entity in Norway. 

If you need support to find a bilateral partner from Norway or Iceland, check out our support options or get in touch.

The overall expected outcome of projects financed by the present call is the increased competitiveness, value creation and sustainable growth of Croatian enterprises within the focus areas of Green Industry Innovation and Blue Growth.


Eligible project areas include:

Green Industry Innovation 

  • Innovative green technologies; 
  • Development of greener products, technologies and services; 
  • More environmentally friendly production processes.

Blue Growth 

  • Sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sector in general;
  • Development of innovative equipment/ technologies/ processes/ solutions/ products/ services based on resources from the sea/ ocean/ rivers/ lakes/ islands.

Deadline for applications: 27 January 2022.

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Find here the full information about this call.

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Reach out to us for an independent review of your funding readiness and eligibility for this funding programme: 

Source: the information above is based on the official guidelines published by the Fund Operator.

How can Winnovart help you

– if you would like to discuss a new project idea with us, don’t hesitate to fill in our funding readiness questionnaire and we will come back with our independent feedback.  

– Winnovart’s independent service options are designed to help you accelerate your access to this funding and navigate with confidence through the entire process of applying for, obtaining the grant and implementing your project successfully.

For more information on the Business Development and Innovation Croatia programme, please read hereAdditionally, for ongoing updates about the EEA & Norway grants, please get in touch with us.


At Winnovart, it is part of our mission to bridge the gap between stakeholders of the grants-based funding market-space in Europe. We are a leading independent consultancy specialised in EEA & Norway grants for private sector companies. In the past years we have raised over EUR 40m mil euro in funding under this mechanism for clients from various industries across the CEE space. Many projects have involved bilateral partners from the Donor States (Norway and Iceland). We have a very good presence in the Donor States, with the capacity to support in the development of bilateral partnerships, one of the key ambitions of the EEA & Norway grants.

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