Blue growth

About

The grant scheme is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in investments that focus on implementing innovative processes, products, services and solutions in the area of maritime and inland waters and coasts. In particular, the support will cover undertakings that use new technologies and processes reducing pollution of maritime and inland waters and their surroundings (ports, marinas, coastal infrastructure). The projects should also contribute to establishing and strengthening cooperation between Polish entrepreneurs and Norwegian entities.

Short info

 

Call for proposals

September 2019

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  • MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT PER PROJECT

    2 000 000 euro

  • ENTREPRENEUR CONTRIBUTION

    minimum 30%

  • PROJECT LOCATION

    Poland

Who is eligible for a grant?

Micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (see definition) that:

  • Conduct business activity for at least one fiscal year of at least 12 months,
  • Obtain minimum 140 000 EURO of sales revenues in one of the last three fiscal years.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Eligible costs

Eligible costs
  • investment expenditure:
    • machinery and equipment
    • construction works and building materials
    • intangible fixed assets
  • experimental development
  • consultancy services

Partnership

An important aspect of the programme is partnership with entities from Norway – the donor country. All partnership projects will be awarded additional points in the assessment procedure of submitted projects. The collaboration on innovation and exchange of knowledge between Polish companies and Norwegian entities is strongly advised to potential project promotors.

Partnership

How much can you receive?

YOU CAN RECEIVE UP TO

2 000 000 euro

The support will amount up to 70% of the project’s eligible costs, i.e. your own contribution is at least 30% of the total project cost

The grant depends on the company type and the project location

MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES:

+20% bonus

MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES:

+10% bonus

GRANT AMOUNT RATES DEPEND ON THE PROJECT LOCATION:

as on the regional aid map

EXAMPLE

The regional aid map applies only to investment projects.

A small enterprise running a project in Lubelskie Voivodeship is eligible for financing of up to 70%.

Calculation method:
bonus for the company type: 20% + project location: 50%

Proportion of the financing as on the regional aid map

mapa pomocy regionalnej

Total budget for the Blue Growth grant scheme

10 000 000 euro

The applying entrepreneur can receive grants for:

  • consultancy services: up to 50% of the eligible costs,
  • investments: 20% to 70% of the eligible costs, in line with the regional aid map (micro and small enterprises: +20% bonus, medium-sized enterprises: +10% bonus),
  • development: 35% to 45% of the eligible costs,

Minimum grant amount: € 200,000.