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Winnovart Explainer. EEA&Norway grants Business Development and Innovation Croatia.
Series 6 - The evaluation and selection process of projects.
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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.


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This is series 6 on the evaluation and selection process of projects.


The evaluation process comprises 2 stages: 

  1. Administrative and eligibility check
  2. Technical and financial assessment (including a score-based evaluation) 

For the detailed list of checks and assessments, please refer to the official project assessment criteria and methodology document


The Fund Operator will check the fulfilment of administrative and eligibility criteria contained in the Call for Proposals.

In the case of applications not complying with the administrative and eligibility criteria, Innovation Norway may contact the Applicant to clarify the information provided or request the provision of additional information. Applicants will be given 10 working days to submit the information requested.

Applications which fulfil the administrative and eligibility criteria will be further assessed on the technical and financial aspects by two experts from the Fund Operator. The experts shall evaluate the projects against the selection criteria described in the Call for Proposals.

The financial and technical assessment criteria will be scored and constitute an assessment profile that will be used to rank the projects. The resulting ranked list of projects will be the basis for the discussion of the Fund Operator’s Selection Committee in charge of rejecting or approving the applications.


In case of decision to approve the application, the Applicant will first be informed via e‐mail and will receive a Project Contract (containing the Grant Offer Letter, contractual conditions, approved project budget, maximum grant rate and amount, expected outcomes from the implemented project, Project Implementation Plan and Disbursement Plan).


For each criterion that will be assessed, the Fund Operator will check information included in the electronic Application Form and in the attached mandatory documentation. During the assessment process, the Fund Operator reserves the right to request clarifications and further documentary evidence as may be necessary.


Applications submitted in a language other than English will be automatically rejected.

For more detailed information please refer to the official project assessment criteria and methodology document


Deadline for applications: 27 January 2022.

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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 40 million 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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