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Business Development, Innovation and SMEs

Business Development, Innovation and SMEs

The Programme funds are used to implement projects related to innovative environmental technologies and green products. The initiative also seeks to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Norway. The budget of the Green Industry Innovation Programme totals EUR 9.4 million.

The implementation of the Green Innovation Programme is administered by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania along with Central Project Management Agency (CPMA). Innovation Norway, which is a business agency in Norway, is a donor partner to the Programme.

Partnership Projects Scheme

Total grants amount: EUR 7.5 million.

Applicant: Lithuanian small and medium-sized businesses.

Partners: Norwegian and Lithuanian businesses, higher education and research institutions, clusters or  associations.

Project assistance: between EUR 170,000 and EUR 1.5 million.

Project selection method: call for proposals.

Assistance will be granted for activities related to:

  • the development, installation or introduction of new environmental technologies to the market;
  • significant improvement of the existing technological processes in order to reduce their environmental impact and/or increase the efficiency of the use of natural resources, and their introduction to the market;
  • acquisition and installation of new innovative environmental technologies;
  • acquisition and installation of new innovative environmental software, technology and production equipment.

 

Small grants Scheme

Total grants amount: EUR 0.4 million.

Applicant: Lithuanian small and medium-sized businesses.

Partners: Lithuanian and Norwegian businesses, higher education and research institutions, clusters  or associations.

Project assistance: between EUR 50,000 and EUR 200, 000.

Project selection method: call for proposals.

Assistance will be granted for activities related to:

  • the development of technologically new green products – green items or green materials and their introduction  to the market;
  • the improvement of the current products – the technological improvement of items or materials seeking to reduce their impact on the environment or human health, and their introduction to the market.

 

 


The Fund for Bilateral Relations means a part of the Green Industry Innovation Programme  budget dedicated for the reinforcement of the bilateral relations between the Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Norway in the field of green industry innovation, for stimulating or reinforcement of the bilateral relations between business enterprises, organisations, clusters,  science and study institutions operating in the aforementioned field and for cooperation development.

Activities funded by the Fund for Bilateral Relations shall be related with the following:

  • events relating to the search of partners for the partnership project and participation in order to establish bilateral partnership;
  • training and consultation of potential project promoters and project partners  of the partnership projects relating to submission of applications for obtaining assistance under the Programme;
  • activities relating to exchange of best practice and experience between the partnership project promoters and project partners.

The budget of the Fund for Bilateral Relations - EUR 515.3 thousand .

 The Fund for Bilateral Relations is administered by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania.

Purchase of services related to organisation of the events, provision of business consultations and participation of the representatives in the events shall be performed in conformity with the Law on Public Procurement of the Republic of Lithuania and other legal acts regulating public procurement.


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