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14 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Porto, Portugal
Business2Sea Matchmaking 2018

Norway-Iceland-Portugal Business Opportunities under the EEA Grants

Do you have a project linked to harnessing the potential of ocean related activities?  This event is an opportunity to learn about specific funding opportunities for Portuguese-Norwegian and -Icelandic projects! 

When? November 14th, 14:00 - 16:30, registration from 13:30.

Where? Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Register here.

Main Target Group 

  • Portuguese companies planning on developing projects in the realm of the blue economy, including the application of innovative research-driven technology and processes, that are potential applicants and partners for the business component of the EEA Grants Blue Growth programme.
  • Norwegian and Icelandic suppliers or developers of technologies or processes, as well as research institutes within Blue Growth / Ocean Space.

You do not have a partner yet? Find potential partners in the business matchmaking.

Relevant Project Topics

Examples of relevant topics for projects eligible under the EEA Grants are:

Fisheries/aquaculture (innovative products and technologies in fisheries sector), commercial ports, ocean renewable energy sector, maritime industry, including maritime transports technologies, off-shore infrastructures, robotics, technologies for deep sea resources and mapping, shipbuilding (innovative products and technologies) blue biotechnology and environmental monitoring and surveillance activities, innovative products and technologies which are already available in the market, or to develop new ones, that use marine litter as raw material.

What are the EEA Grants?

The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU member states in Northern, Central and Southern Europe.

38 million Euro in grants will be available under the EEA Grants Blue Growth Innovation and SMEs Programme in Portugal from 2019.

Portuguese initiatives for developing, applying or commercialising products or services within Blue Growth / Ocean Space will be particularly relevant under the call.

Perfect Thematic Fit with SeaForum 2018

The overall topic Ocean Economy provides a brilliant umbrella for the EEA Grants funding opportunities for Portuguese-Norwegian and -Icelandic projects. This year's Sea Forum has a special focus on "Sea Challenges 2030".  Read more about the SeaForum.

After completion of the EEA Grants events, more events can be chosen from the rich menue of topics: 

All companies looking for project partners are encouraged to take part in a series of pitches, "Curtas de Mar", dedicated to short presentations of projects and initiatives in the area of the economy of the Sea. 

SeaForum2018 will offer thematic workshops on Nautical Tourism, Marine Resources, Marine Technologies, Employment and Training, Marine Industries, Marine Energies, Ports and Maritime Transport, Sustainability of the Marine Ecosystems, Cross-border and Atlantic Cooperation and Oceans Literacy. 

Participation at these events of SeaForum2018 requires separate registration. Participation is free of charge.  

Institutional Support



Closed since 12 November 2018


Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto
4050-430 Porto, Portugal

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Brazil 3
Greece 1
Iceland 3
Norway 18
Portugal 74
South Africa 1
Spain 8
United States 1
Total 109