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Green Industry Innovation Programme Poland


The Green Industry Innovation Programme Poland (later referred to as the Programme) is a business development programme aiming to increase competitiveness of green enterprises, including greening of existing industries and green innovation.

The Programme Operator is Innovation Norway, a state owned entity under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Norwegian County Municipalities.

The Green Industry Innovation Programme Poland is a programme area under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (Norway Grants) and shall contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen the bilateral relations between Poland and Norway.

Is defined as cooperation between at least one legal entity in Poland and at least one legal entity in Norway, implementing a joint project and where all entities are independent of each other and perform relevant tasks in the completion of the project. The project should be planned and implemented together and the project partners should share the result.

Duration of projects


The projects must be completed by 30 April 2017, which is also the end of the eligibility period for the implementation of the programme. It is expected that the implementation period of the awarded projects will start at the latest in the first quarter of 2015, which means that you should not plan for a project implementation period for more than 28 months.

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Main purpose of the programme


Environmental friendly technologies include technologies which are less environmental harmful than the technology in use today, encompassing technologies and processes to manage pollution (e.g. air/water/soil pollution control, waste management) and to use resources more efficiently.

Green products and services are goods and services having less of an impact of the environment (less polluting and less resource-intensive) or less impact on human health than traditional equivalents and which are economically viable.

Material efficiency and waste management are improved material flow in manufacturing and supply-chain, use and re-use of recycled materials (including waste handling and management), development of new or improved products based on recycled materials and innovation that change production and consumption patterns.

”Greener” production processes are improvements related to the way the business operation is carried out related to business models, standardization, certification, Human Resources (HR), smart purchasing, supply chain management, green energy interventions that support the greening of enterprises’ activities and processes, initiatives related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), cooperation with networks/clusters etc.

“Green” jobs (ILO definition) jobs that help reduce negative environmental impact ultimately leading to environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and economies. More precisely green jobs are decent jobs that:

  • Reduce consumption of energy and raw materials
  • Limit greenhouse gas emissions
  • Minimize waste and pollution
  • Protect and restore ecosystems

Further information can be obtained from the website UE:

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/facts-figures-analysis/sme-defintion/

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