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Business and Innovation

Nordic funding and calls related to business and innovation.
Funding from the Exchange Programme for Nordic Civil Servants (TJUT)
This programme provides civil servants with the opportunity to learn how things are done in another Nordic country (or countries). A group consisting of one member each from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland allocates the money earmarked for the annual pool.
Funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Industrial Relations Committee
Information on how to apply for funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Industrial Relations Committee (NAU).
Funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Labour Market Committee
Information on how to apply for funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Labour Market Committee.
Interreg: North Sea Programme
The North Sea Programmes overall aim is to support development and foster sustained economic growth across the region. It helps enterprises, institutions, public administrations, NGOs and others to pool their expertise, share their experience and cooperate to develop realistic solutions to problems shared by organisations across the region. It focuses on four themes: Thinking Growth, Eco-Innovation, Sustainable North Sea Region and Green Transport and Mobility.
Interreg: Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
The upcoming Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries; The Nordic Countries, including the Faroe Island and Greenland, Ireland and the United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland). It is the programme’s vision is to help to generate vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities through transnational cooperation.
Interreg: Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak
The EU programme Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak supports joint Nordic projects that promote social development in the areas of innovation, the green economy, transport and employment. The programme has four focus areas: Innovation, the green economy, transport and employment.
Nord: Sápmi
The EU programme Interreg Nord 2014–20 supports cross-border co-operation in order to strengthen economic and social development. The overall goal is to improve the competitiveness and attractiveness of the area covered by the programme, i.e. north Norway, north Finland, north Sweden and Sápmi (the Saami region, which spreads over all three countries).
Nordic Development Fund: Grant Financing
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) provides grant financing for climate change investments in low-income countries. Eligible areas for NDF grant financing include climate change mitigation and adaptation activities. NDF grants are provided mainly for technical assistance, i.e. consulting services, and for investments, i.e. goods, works, services, and for other applicable expenses in connection with technical assistance.
Nordic Energy Research: Project funding
Nordic Energy Research (NER) supports areas of energy research that are of common interest to Nordic stakeholders and have potential for transnational research cooperation. NER funds and coordinates research, as well as providing administrative expertise, network building and advice. To be eligible for funding, project proposals must include representatives from at least three Nordic countries. Unsolicited project proposals are not accepted. Calls are announced on the NER website.
Nordic Innovation project funding
Nordic Innovation funds Nordic projects that boost innovation and competitiveness in the Nordic business sector and lead to commercial and sustainable development. Calls for proposals are published on the Nordic Innovation website.
Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration offers financial support to civil servants and other staff in the public sector to carry out study visits, internships, training or network activities in the region. Activities supported by the programme require the participation of a minimum of three countries, of these a minimum of one Nordic and one Baltic.
North Atlantic Co-operation (NORA): Project funding
NORA provides financial grants in support of collaborative projects involving partners from at least two of the four NORA countries (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Coastal Norway). Companies, government agencies, private individuals, etc. can seek funding for a project. It is possible to apply for funding for specific projects, for the establishment of a group network, or for pre-projects, as a precursor to a larger project.
The Nordic Project Fund (NOPEF): The Nordic Project Fund provides loans for feasibility studies by Nordic SMEs that would like to set up companies outside the EU and EFTA
The Nordic Project Fund (NOPEF) funds feasibility studies for Nordic SMEs that would like to set up companies outside the EU and EFTA. NOPEF provides conditional loans that can be converted into funding following completion of a feasibility study. Applicants must be involved in at least one of the Fund’s focus areas: green growth, environmental technology and renewable energy; Nordic excellence and innovation; and health and welfare.
The Nordic-Russian Co-operation Programme in Education and Research
The main objective of the programme is to strengthen Nordic-Russian cooperation in education and research through mobility of faculty, staff and students, networking, joint courses and other activities aimed at sustainable long-term cooperation. Eligible participants in higher education cooperation within the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme are all Nordic higher education institutions that are defined as such in their respective countries. For Russian institutions fully accredited higher educational institutions, which are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation are eligible as partner institutions. Other institutions and organisations are eligible network partners.
The Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Research
The Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Research is intended to promote multifaceted contacts in the fields of education and research, in the interests of sustainable social and economic development in Russia and the Nordic countries.
The West Nordic Fund: investment loans
The West Nordic Fund lends money to invest in companies in the Faroe Islands and Greenland, as well as to Icelandic companies, for co-operation projects between an Icelandic and/or a Faroese or a Greenlandic company.
West Nordic Tourist Council funding for tourism development and marketing
NATA (North Atlantic Tourism Association) offers funding for tourism development and marketing. Anyone in the region can apply for NATA funding - from individuals to organisations and companies. The projects must involve collaboration between at least two of the three West Nordic countries.


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