Updated Feb 03, 2021

Welfare Technology, Small Grant Scheme

Offered by EEA and Norway Grants

The Programme Business Development, Innovation and SME's, Bulgaria (hereafter referred to as “the Programme”) shall contribute to the general objectives of Norway Grants 2014-2021, respectively to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations between Norway and the Norway Grants Beneficiary States. The Programme has the objective to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Bulgarian business sector. The Programme seeks to stimulate and develop long-term business cooperation between Norway (hereafter referred to as “the Donor State”) and Bulgaria, based on business development and innovation.
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May 12, 2021Deadline
$60,331 - $241,324Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasTechnology
Ageing (Health)
Digital Development
Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
Social Services (Gender)

Eligible applicants: SMEs, as defined in the EU Recommendation 2003/3611, and large enterprises with no more than 25 % public ownership, established as legal persons in Bulgaria.

The Applicant must have been established for at least three fiscal years at the deadline for submission of project proposals.

Eligible partners: Any private or public entity, commercial or non-commercial or NGO established as a legal person in Norway or in Bulgaria.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesThe target group of the Programme are Bulgarian enterprises in the private sector (SMEs and large enterprises), but especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is not mandatory to have partners in the projects, but Partnership Projects are encouraged and will be awarded additional points during the assessment.

Application And Awards Process

Only electronic applications submitted via Innovation Norway’s Application Portal, in English, will be accepted.

The application form must be accompanied by the mandatory attachments which are listed in Annex II of the present call text.

The electronic applications and templates for the mandatory attachments are available on Innovation Norway’s website https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/en/start-page/eea-norway-grants/.Project applications will be submitted via an application portal which can be accessed through the abovementioned website.The Guidelines and Essential Readings are also available on the Programme website.


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