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Partnership opportunities in Iceland

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In this partner database you will find concept ideas and examples of best practice projects from Icelandic organisations with expertise and interest in bilateral cooperation in priority areas of cooperation such as research, energy, innovation, culture, education and gender equality. Such partnership projects may be eligible for funding under the EEA grants, e.g. through the Active Citizens Fund.

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Icelandic contacts for partnership opportunities & EEA Grant information.

NameTypeTopicSub TopicsShort description
3Z ehfPrivate companyResearch,
Technology
Health3Z mission is to develop repurposed small molecule drugs for selected neurological indications, facilitated by our unique zebrafish screening technology.
Art of LivingNon-governmental organizationEducationHealthArt of Living is a humanitarian organisation. Working on all aspects of human life. It is helping in disasters, doing water reservoirs, ad organic farming and many more. Holding courses to strengthening human power, by teaching Yoga, Breathing and Meditation.
Barnaheill – Save the Children IcelandNon-governmental organizationHuman rightsChildren's rightsSave the Children in Iceland is a non-governmental organization founded in 1989 with the aim of working for the human rights of children. The organization is part of the international organization Save the Children, which was founded in 1919. Child Welfare is a leading force in changing attitudes and procedures regarding children's issues and their rights. Barnaheill's vision is a world where every child has the opportunity to live and develop, receives a quality education, lives a secure life and has the opportunity to make an impact. Barnaheill stand guard for the benefit of children and safeguard their rights.
City of Reykjavik: Human Rights and Democracy OfficeMunicipality/regional entityGender EqualityGender Based Violence,
Intersectional Feminism
The project Together Against Violence is in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Department, the Women’s Shelter in Iceland and the Health Centres in the Capital Area. The focus of the project to fight domestic violence by using a multi-agency approach.
City of Reykjavik: The Department of Finance and Risk Management and the Human Rights and Democracy OfficeMunicipality/regional entityGender EqualityGender Budgeting,
Gender Mainstreaming
Gender budgeting is a governing tool used to ensure the fair distribution of goods and assets according the specific needs of different groups of people.
EinurðPrivate companyEducation,
Gender Equality,
Innovation,
Research
Democracy,
Social innovation
Einurð - equality, education, social innovation and inclusion
Evris foundationPrivate companyGender EqualityEmpowering WomenEvris Foundation specializes in working on EEA Grants projects. Evris Foundation is an Icelandic non-profit private foundation founded to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience with other European countries and enhance cooperation in various sectors between entities in those countries
Exedra Private companyGender EqualityEmpowering WomenEXEDRA is a professional forum for discussion for prominent women leaders in Icelandic society, inclusive of all economic sectors and political parties. Within the group are current and former Ministers and other political leaders, ambassadors, business leaders, women from the arts, sciences, media and NGOs
FKA – Association of Women Business Leaders in IcelandNon-governmental organizationGender EqualityEmpowering Women,
Women in the Workplace
FKA is a non-profit professional network for female Icelandic business leaders. It was founded in april 1999 and it´s core purpose is to support women to manage and grow their business.
Fornleifastofnun Íslands - The Institute of Archaeology of IcelandResearch Institute/UniversityCulture,
Environment / Climate,
Heritage,
Research
Archaeology,
History
The Institute of Archaeology is a non-governmental institution, and works in the field of archaeological research, publication, and dissemination.
GB Trading ehfPrivate companyInnovationMaterialsWe have expert is fish leather tanning and production that is ready to consult or take part in projects focusing on using bi products as fish skins. also long experience in tanning of hot blood animal skins.
GeoCamp IcelandPrivate companyEducation,
Energy,
Environment / Climate,
Research
Study toursGeoCamp Iceland is an educational project dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding in natural sciences with practical and active learning. GeoCamp organises and receives international student and teacher groups.
Girls Rock! Iceland Non-governmental organizationGender EqualityEmpowering WomenStelpur rokka! (Girls Rock! Iceland) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization founded in 2012. We work to empower girls, trans boys, gender queer and intersex youth through music. Our core programming focuses on the rock camp.
Handbendi Brúðuleikhús - Puppetry theatrePrivate companyCulturePerforming artsSituated in the small village of Hvammstangi in Hunathing vestra, Northwest Iceland, is an award winning professional puppetry and visual theatre company specialising in unique puppet commissions, puppetry direction, and the development of original theatrical productions for national and international touring.​We believe in the rural artist. Our stories are centred around the small, quiet, worlds that tend to go unnoticed. We use sustainable materials in our work and enjoy found objects that have their own stories to tell. We actively promote rural arts and the rural artistic lifestyle and try to approach the world with awe and wonder in everything we do.
Íbúar - Samráðslýðræði ses (Citizens Foundation)Non-governmental organizationCivil Society,
Innovation,
Research
DemocracyThe nonprofit Citizens Foundation creates civic engagement communities used by 2m people in 25 countries since 2008. Partners include Reykjavík city, Scottish Parliament, and the World Bank.
IceFemIn - Icelandic Feminist InitiativeNon-governmental organizationGender EqualityEmpowering Women,
Feminist Activism
IceFemIn offers talks, workshops, seminars, participation in conferences, consultations and assistance with developing strategies and strengthening women’s movements and co-organizing different kinds of events. Our purpose is to empower women, inspire them and encourage them to improve their situation and development in the society towards gender equality.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR/Íslenskar orkurannsóknir)State agencyEducation,
Energy,
Environment / Climate,
Innovation,
Research
Renewable energyIceland GeoSurvey, ÍSOR, is a consulting and research institute providing specialist services to the Icelandic power industry, the Icelandic government and foreign companies, in particular in the field of geothermal sciences and utilisation.
Icelandic Assocation of Local AuthoritiesMunicipality/regional entityGender EqualityEmpowering Women,
Gender Education,
Gender Mainstreaming,
Women in the Workplace
Gender mainstreaming in municipal schools, pre-schools and sport and leisure activities for children and youth. Establishing gender equality plans. Sharing experience on participation of women in politics at the local level. Combating sexual harassment at the workplace. Equal pay management systems.
Icelandic Women’s Rights Association (IWRA)Non-governmental organizationGender EqualityFeminist Activism,
Gender Education
The Icelandic Women's Rights Association offers an introduction via talks, seminars or participation in conferences to feminist activism and the effective strategies of civil societies in driving social change, based on best practices and lessons learned by the Icelandic women's movement in the past decades
Island Panorama CenterNon-governmental organizationCivil Society,
Culture
Human RightsThe main objectives of the center is to build a tolerant, non racial, non prejudiced and non discriminative Icelandic society.
Kara Connect – A digital workstation for professionals in Health, Education and WelfarePrivate companyEducation,
Gender Equality,
Technology
Digitisation,
Empowering Women,
Gender Based Violence,
Health
Kara Connect is an online GDPR secure workstation for professionals in Health, Education and Welfare. It is designed to relief professionals helping others of all kinds of administrative and security issues and at the same time give them added time and value in their practices as well as opportunities to scale their services.
Keilir Academy - Department of Marketing, Development and International RelationsSchoolEducation,
Innovation,
Research
NAKeilir is an educational institution founded in 2007 based in Ásbrú Enterprise Park in Reykjanesbær on the Reykjanes Peninsula in South-West Iceland. The school has become a frontrunner in reinventing educational practices and possibilities within the Icelandic educational system through innovative educational approaches and bringing together business, industry, academia and entrepreneurs.
Locatify ehfPrivate companyCulture,
Education,
Innovation
NALocatify Ltd. is a privately held Icelandic SME company established in 2009. Locatify specialises in innovative technologies for delivering location based apps for storytelling and gamification. Locatify is a service provider for the technology and provides an easy to use platform for this purpose and white label mobile apps. Locatify continuously maintains and extends new technical innovations for delivering location based solutions to end customers.
Lög og réttur ehf. (Law and rights - legal services)Private companyCivil Society,
Culture,
Energy,
Environment / Climate,
Gender Equality,
Innovation,
Research
Public ProcurementThe law firm focuses on public procurement procedures that can be beneficial for the state and local government to gain more environmentally friendly outcome and thereby fight the problems caused by climate change.
Mannvit hfPrivate companyEnergy,
Environment / Climate,
Innovation
Renewable energyMannvit is an international consultancy firm in the fields of engineering, technical services and innovation. Mannvit provides services in the fields of engineering, greem energy, geoscience, environmental studies, IT and construction material research. Mannvit also offers complete project management and EPCM services. Our services are divided into three core fields: renewable energy & transmission; industry and infrastructure.
MaskinaPrivate companyGender Equality,
Research
Women in the WorkplaceThe Gender Barometer is an employee survey that assesses the status of gender equality in the workplace through collection of the experiences and attitudes of employees.
Menningarfélagið Tjarnarbíó (Tjarnarbio Theatre)Non-governmental organizationCulturePerforming artsTjarnarbio Theatre is a small 180 seat black box theatre located in the center of Reykjavik, Iceland, widely known as the home of the independent performing arts in Iceland. Tjarnarbio is not a production house but rather a hosting venue that mainly supports independent performing arts. We co-produce all kinds of performances as well as host other events.
Miðeind ehf.Private companyEducation,
Innovation,
Research,
Technology
Artificial Intelligence,
Language Technology
Miðeind develops Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence technology for the Icelandic language.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs with UN Women IcelandState agencyGender EqualityMen for Gender EqualityA Barbershop Conferance to be organized in the respective recipient countries. The Government of Iceland has sperheaded a dialogue, conferences, the so called Barbershops, where the aim is to raise awareness among men, to stress their role, responsibilities as well as opportunities. Its purpose is to motivate “men and boys to commit to upholding gender equality.”
Mundo travel and international consultingPrivate companyGender Equality,
Human rights
Empowering Women,
Gender Education,
Gender Mainstreaming,
Human Rights
Mundo offers its expertise to design and organize seminars/workshops/trainings for leadership, professors and diversity officers within the academic settings about an intercultural and inclusive organizational culture
NanomPrivate companyEnergy,
Environment / Climate,
Innovation,
Technology
Materials,
Nanotechnology
Nanom uses nanotechnology to make products smarter, more efficient and longer lasting. We are creating the materials of tomorrow by applying advanced nanotechnology to our partners innovations. Our patented high-surface nanoparticles enable more efficient and cost-effective energy solutions or can improve products. We have the ability to convert materials to nano size on a scale previously unheard of unlocking new material properties and competitive advantage
O.M.A.H.A.INon-governmental organizationCivil Society,
Culture,
Education,
Gender Equality,
Research
Human RightsMission: O.M.A.H.A.I is specialized in providing sustainable programs of growth to sustain dialectical process for individuals to progress. O.M.A.H.A.I is in the front line of designing and launching sustainable innovative need-based building capacity advanced educational programs. The education of Women and Children stands in the very heart and soul of this firm foundation. Education lies in the heart of our world’s collective efforts to constitute a firm foundation for a united humanity. Vision: Empowering the Marginalized, to enlist the constructive potential of individuals who have traditionally been excluded, through designing and launching sustainable programs of growth that address the individual need to progress intellectually, materialistically, physically and spiritually to release the capacities of individuals and collective communities towards contributing to the emergence of building a united world.
RetinaRiskPrivate companyInnovationHealthThe clinically validated RetinaRisk app empowers people living with diabetes to better understand their risk of sight-threatening diabetic eye disease and the RetinaRisk API solution serves doctors as a decision support tool for better and more personalized dibabetes care. RetinaRisk can streamline and make diabetic eye screening more efficient and cost effective, potentially leading to savings of 40-60% in healthcare cost.
South Iceland Nature Research CentreResearch Institute/UniversityEnvironment / Climate,
Research
Seabird ResearchSINRC studies seabirds with a focus on Atlantic Puffins around Iceland, and Manx Shearwater, European and Leach´s Storm-Petrels in the Westman Islands.
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies - Department for Lexical Studies & LexicographyResearch Institute/UniversityCulture,
Education,
Innovation,
Research
DictionariesThe Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is an independently funded academic research institute at the University of Iceland, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Its role is to conduct research in the field of Icelandic studies and related scholarly disciplines, in particular Icelandic language and literature, disseminate knowledge in these fields and preserve and augment the collections entrusted to its care.
The Association on Women’s Menopause Non-governmental organizationGender EqualityEmpowering WomenThe Association on Women‘s Menopause was founded in 2013 by Icelandic women interested in social, psychological, cultural and physical changes on women during menopause. We have a very active facebook group where over five thousand women share articles, opinions and thoughts about this period of change in their lives. We have celebrated conferences on the subject, made videos and a homepage.
The Icelandic Human Rights Centre (ICEHR)Non-governmental organizationGender Equality,
Human rights
Gender Based ViolenceThe ICEHR provides education programmes to enhance understanding of concepts such as gender-based violence and violence against women and girls (VAWG). These programmes include lectures, case-studies, monitoring, strategy building, situation testing etc
The Metropolitan Police in ReykjavikState agencyGender EqualityGender Based ViolenceThe Metropolitan Police in Reykjavík has sysematically changed its approach and handling of Domestic Violence cases. We have also changed our approach towards teenages who run away from home, with good results.
The National Film Archive of IcelandState agencyCulture,
Education,
Research
DigitisationThe National Film Archive of Iceland collects, preserves, restores and screens Icelandic motion pictures of all kinds and from all times.
The Women’s Counselling (WC)Non-governmental organizationGender EqualityGender Based Violence,
Human Rights
Through long lasting experience, the Women’s Counselling provides expert knowledge regarding equal rights as human rights, violence against women and girls, women entrepreneurship and various legal and social work issues. Advice on the founding, organization and operation of a volunteer NGO is also provided.
The Women’s Shelter (WS)Non-governmental organizationGender EqualityGender Based ViolenceThe Women’s Shelter in Iceland is the only Shelter of its kind in Iceland. It provides women and their children a shelter when staying at their own home is not safe or possible due to violence.
túrí ehfCultural institutionCultureHistoryA small Icelandic-German enterprise concentrating on Storytelling for adults and children with applications (textile artwork). One-woman-show.
United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (GRÓ-GEST) Research Institute/UniversityGender EqualityGender Budgeting,
Gender Education,
Gender Mainstreaming,
Men for Gender Equality
The GEST programme offers short courses as a part of its academic programme which are specialized trainings catered to the needs of professionals in different fields and can be offered on site, and tailored to the need of the organization/institution
VatnaskilPrivate companyEnergy,
Environment / Climate,
Research
Renewable energy,
Urban Planning
Vatnaskil is a private SME providing specialized consultancy on a broad range of natural and engineered systems. Our expertise lies in developing conceptual and computational models of these systems and applying them to solve issues related to resource development and management, climate change mitigation, urban planning, structural design, health and the environment.
Verkis ehf.Private companyEnergy,
Environment / Climate,
Innovation
Renewable energy,
Sustainable solutions
Verkis offers high quality engineering service worldwide on sustainable solution. Our expertise lies in the development, design and construction of reliable infrastructure. For the past 90 years we have taken a big part in developing and designing the Icelandic infrastructure that needs to withstand the island’s strong natural forces. Our primary goal is a reliable solution that fits your requirements.
Women of Multicultural Ethnicity Network – W.O.M.E.N. in IcelandNon-governmental organizationGender EqualityHuman Rights,
Intersectional Feminism
W.O.M.E.N in Iceland can offer advice regarding our ‘best practices’ in working with marginalized women of foreign origin living in Iceland. We can share information regarding projects we have worked within our sixteen-year tenure here in Iceland.

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