7 stycznia 2020
Norwegian Funds at PARP – development of entrepreneurship and innovation. Start of application period
The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development announces the call for applications for support in the implementation of projects under the program "Development of Entrepreneurship and Innovation" financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. The applications may be submitted from 7 January to 31 March 2020.
“Development of Entrepreneurship and Innovation" is a program which goal is to improve the competitiveness of Polish small and medium enterprises by supporting the development and implementation of innovative technologies, solutions, processes, products and services. The program is also to strengthen cooperation between companies from Poland and Norway.
The program with total budget of EUR 100 million will support Polish entrepreneurs implementing projects in three areas:
- innovations in the field of green technologies (green industry innovation) – the support should introduce innovations in technological solutions to SMEs to increase their competitiveness and value creation with less overall environmental impact;
- innovations in the area of sea and inland waters (blue growth) – applicants of the projects concerning blue growth should operate in the maritime or inland water sector;
- technologies improving the quality of life (welfare technologies)– these projects should focus on developing and launching products that facilitate functioning the everyday life of vulnerable social groups, especially the elderly.
Grants will cover up to 70% eligible costs up to 2 million euros.
In addition, there is a "Scheme of small grants for women" – a separate fund pool that can be applied by companies owned or managed by women. Enterprising women may raise up to 200,000 euro (85% of eligible costs).
Polish Agency for Enterprise Development is the programme operator responsible for programme management and implementation, conducting calls for proposals and granting funds to the selected projects.
More info on site.