Enterprise Europe Network

Innovation Drives Growth

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Brokerage Event
From 23/01/2020
To 23/01/2020
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Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1

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Innovation Norway
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Deadline for registration 21st January 2020
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On January 22, 2020 Innovation Norway and the Enterprise Europe Network in Norway will organize the Business Conference and Matchmaking event – “Innovation drives growth” in Bucharest at Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Romania.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together Norwegian and Romanian private companies’ representatives in order to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths for a sustainable business growth.

Target group
Romanian and Norwegian companies representatives:

Romanian applicants: Romanian private companies, potential applicants of 2nd Call for Project Proposals of the SMEs Growth Romania Programme - https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/SMEsGrowthRomania.

This means, Romanian SMEs need to offer a partnership or look for collaboration with a Norwegian partner to carry out a project.

Norwegian applicants: Norwegian private or public entity, commercial or non-commercial, registered as legal person in Norway.


If you have an innovative project idea and if you are active in one of the three focus areas: Blue Growth, Green Industry Innovation or ICT this event would be a great opportunity as it includes inspiring speakers who will share their experiences and personalized and pre-arranged bilateral meetings for your project development.

Main focus

Green Industry Innovation
Blue Growth
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Relevant topics

Development, implementation and investment in innovative environmentally friendly technologies/ green products and services/ “greener production processes”;

Development of ICT products/ processes/ solutions
Increasing efficiency of production and industry in general
Development and investment in maritime supra-structures/ of solutions related to maritime transport/in coastal and maritime tourism/ in blue biotechnology/in sea bed mining resources/ of solutions on blue energy/ of solutions within fisheries and aquaculture/ of solutions related to marine litter and waste/ of innovative technologies for water supply, including desalination
Finding partners for joint projects under the EEA and Norway Grants

Why participate?

Hear success stories from front-runners of sustainable innovation;
good opportunity to meet potential partners;
learn about funding possibilities provided under the Norway Grants
Participation is free of charge and includes pre-validated bilateral meetings of 20 minutes. The language of this networking event is English

Registration and selection

Participants of the matchmaking event will be able to promote their organisation and projects to generate interest from potential foreign partners.

Interested companies will then be able to pre-arrange as many individual meetings of 20-minutes as possible over different time slots to maximise their attendance.
Only participants that would be eligible applicants for joint projects under the EEA and Norway Grants will be considered for the event.

Eligibility criteria for the Romanian companies:
Start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises registered as legal persons in Romania;
at least 3 fiscal years for the areas of Blue Growth and Green Industry Innovation and at least 1 year for the ICT area;
main activities are related to one of the three focus areas: Blue Growth, Green Industry Innovation or ICT

Eligibility criteria for the Norwegian companies:
any private or public entity, commercial or non‐ commercial, registered as legal person in Norway
main activities are related to one of the three focus areas: Blue Growth, Green Industry Innovation or ICT

Please register via https://innovation-drives-growth.b2match.io/page-2211 by the 21 of January 2020