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Winnovart Explainer. EEA & Norway grants Business Innovation Greece.
Series 1 - programme overview and eligible project areas.
Funding is available for Greek companies to finance innovation projects under the "Business Innovation Greece" programme financed by the EEA 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 Greek enterprises and is aiming to stimulate and develop long-term cooperation between the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and the Beneficiary State (Greece), encouraging bilateral project partnerships.

The target group for this call is SMEs and Large Enterprises in Greece. 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 Greece and at least one legal entity in the eligible Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein); 
  • A Partnership Project - cooperation between a Project Promoter in Greece and at least one legal entity in Greece. 

If you need support to find a bilateral partner from the Donor States, 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 Greek enterprises within the focus areas of Green Industry Innovation, Blue Growth and ICT.


Eligible project areas include (most probably, the current call will be very similar with the last one, with the following focus areas):

Green Industry Innovation 

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

Blue Growth 

  • Development and investment in maritime supra-structures;
  • Development and investment in coastal and maritime tourism;
  • Development and investment in blue biotechnology;
  • Development and investment in seabed mining resources;
  • Development of products and solutions related to maritime transport;
  • Development of solutions on blue energy;
  • Development of innovative products and solutions within fisheries and aquaculture;
  • Development of innovative solutions related to marine litter and waste;
  • Development of innovative technologies for water supply, including desalination.


  • Development of ICT products/ processes/ solutions;
  • Development of products/ processes/ solutions using ICT components.


Deadline for applications: 11th August 2022 

Get in touch with us if you need support with this.  


Find here the full information about this call.

Reach out to fund operator.

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 Innovation Greece 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 specializing in EEA & Norway grants for private sector companies. In the past years, we have raised over EUR 50 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 the development of bilateral partnerships, one of the key ambitions of the EEA & Norway grants.

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