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22 January 2020
Bucharest, Romania
Innovation Drives Growth

On January 22, 2020 Innovation 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

Romania 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 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

Closed since 21 January 2020
Location Crowne Plaza Bucharest
Organised by
Participants 67
Meetings 69
Norway 12
Romania 61
Total 73
Industry / Large company 12
SME 41
Start-Up 12
Association/Agency 2
Authority/Government 1
Other 5
Total 73
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