Cascade Funding Opportunities - August 2023

Discover 6 cascade funding opportunities closing in August 2023 and do not miss the chance to apply and fund your R&D project!

During the month of August, an extraordinary array of opportunities unveils itself for those in pursuit of funding to turn their dreams into tangible achievements. With 6 cascade funding opportunities currently at hand, this is the perfect time to seize and make the most of these prospects.

Make sure to explore our last post, where you’ll find invaluable information and insights about Cascade Funding, equipping you to navigate this funding landscape with confidence. Embrace the chance to propel your aspirations towards fruition – don’t let it slip away. Discover the available opportunities and submit your applications today, setting your ambitions in motion for a promising future!


NGI Zero Entrust

NGI Zero Entrust: Trustworthiness and data sovereignty.

NGI Zero supports strategic technology R&D, more in particular the development of free/libre/open source software and hardware, and the establishment of open standards and open data – technologies that can be used, studied, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose, without having to ask anyone for permission.

NGI Zero Entrust is looking for new ideas and core technologies that help society tackle hard but important challenges, each of which has significant social and economic consequences. The project results become available under an open-source license so that anyone can read and validate the source code, and anyone can use the code to create technology that fits their own purposes.

Max.Funding: 50.000€
Deadline: 01/08/2023
Website:  LINK 

Susrur open call

SUSRUR: Towards Sustainability and resilient scenarios for tourism SMEs in Rural & Remote Areas

SUSRUR main aim is to provide a networking and support platform to tourism SMEs in rural & remote/mountain areas to enhance the awarded applicants sustainability practices, productivity, competitiveness and innovation capacity, promoting innovative technologies, services and business models and boosting their capacity & skills to embrace the twin digital-green transition.
The target applicants of this call are individual SMEs in the area of Tourism, working in these five rural & remote areas: Asturias (Spain); Western Macedonia (Greece) ; Utena (Lithuania): population; Steirisches Vulkanland (Austria).

Max.Funding: 6.000€
Deadline: 02/08/2023 [Deadline Extended!]
Website: LINK


ECOTOURS:Empowering local communities turning them into laboratories for co-development of circular and sustainable tourism ecosystems

ECOTOURS will enhance the capacity of tourism’s Micro, Small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to promote circular tourism and to uptake environmental principles and standards in their businesses. ECOTOURS will promote sustainability principles and practices, use of clean energy and green transports and the recycling and reuse of materials/products along with the promotion of locally based food and craft productions.

Max.Funding: 6.650€
Deadline: 10/08/2023
Website: LINK 

EMIL: European Media and Immersion Lab

EMIL: Restoration of the Danube River Basin for ecosystems and people from mountains to coast.

EMIL is a pan-European XR Lab network composed of four major European academic institutions, with a mission to accelerate development of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies, content, services and applications.
EMIL project invites proposals, especially for areas related to the core competencies of the consortium partners and the four Lighthouse projects that reflect the expertise and supporting infrastructure of EMIL.

Max.Funding: 500.000€
Deadline: 14/08/2023
Website: LINK


DANUBE4all: The European Tourism Sustainability Monitoring 2030

DANUBE4all aims to enhance the free-flowing status of rivers and floodplains, reduce flood and drought risks, and improve sediment and biota continuity. The project will implement demonstration activities at three sites in the Danube river basin and provide tailored business cases for SMEs, as well as innovative tools to accelerate citizens’ and stakeholders’ engagement.

The project is looking for 5 Associated Regions that we can provide with technical assistance to use the outcomes and knowledge of DANUBE4all to prepare roadmaps, plans, and projects to restore freshwater ecosystems in their region.

Max.Funding: 100.000€
Deadline: 31/08/2023
Website: LINK

highfive project

HIGHFIVE: An initiative of Smart Sensors 4 Agri-food.

The HIGHFIVE Open Call for Innovation Projects is a funding opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are developing digital solutions, products, processes, services, or technologies in the food processing industry. The call aims to support innovation projects that have already been developed and tested (TRL 6-9) and can be implemented in a real operational food processing environment.

Max.Funding: 120.000€
Deadline: 31/08/2023
Website: LINK


As a researcher, innovator, SME, startup, or mid-cap company, you can tap into public funds to adopt or develop digital technologies, all while streamlining administrative processes and getting faster access to finance. With Cascade Funding (also known as financial support to third parties (FSTP), you’ll have the tools and financial support you need to take your business to the next level and make a lasting impact in the R&D world.

  • It simplifies the application, evaluation and justification procedures. 📑
  • Success rates are often higher, as these are less “popular” calls. 💪
  • Financing can range from €10,000 to €300,000, being projects between €100,000 and €150,000 the most common. 💶
  • The financial support is usually equity-free There is no equity or share capital assigned by any party. 👌
  • Most of these programs offer free incubation and acceleration services, specialized mentoring, and access to international networks of contacts. 👩‍🏫
  • It allows the transfer and exploitation of knowledge and the adoption of new technologies. 💻


We want to help you make these type of calls more accessible for your organisation. That is why we have designed a series of services to maximise your opportunities of receiving this financing:

  • Identification and analysis of funding opportunities: our team monitors all open calls and make a first check on the eligibility of your organization.
  • Proposals writing and submission management: we support you to land that idea that you have in mind and adapt it to the requirements of the call. In addition, we carry out the management and upload on the different platforms of all the necessary documentation to ensure that your project is eligible for the call.
  • Access to international network: if you have not identified a partner yet, or simply don’t know who to start this adventure with, in consortium projects we take care of finding the partner for your project.
  • Project management support: our service does not end with uploading the documentation, we help you throughout the full life cycle of the project, providing you management support and ensuring that you receive 100% of the grant you have won.

Finally, why limit yourself to just to this month calls? Take a long-term view and explore all the cascading funding opportunities waiting for you on our website! Don’t miss out on the chance to secure your financial future. We also have a free-subscription newsletter to be up to date with all the calls opening.

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If you need assistance in the proposal writing preparation, finding the right partners for the call or even having a double-check on what you are currently preparing, do not hesitate to contact us

If you are, on the other hand, managing a cascade grant and want us to promote your call and do a review of this nature, feel free to contact, we can definitely address the topic and help with dissemination within our networks.

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