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Cascade Funding Opportunities - February 2024


12 Exclusive Cascade Funding Opportunities to Elevate Your February in 2024!

Jump into February 2024 with excitement! We’ve rounded up 12 great Cascade Funding opportunities for small businesses, startups, university researchers, and European innovators! These chances are perfect for boosting your ideas and studies. Start the year on a positive note and make big strides in what you love. So, get ready, explore these opportunities, and start your journey towards success and accomplishments in research and innovation!

CASCADE FUDING OPPORTUNITIES - FEBRUARY 2024

NGI Zero Core Logo

NGI Zero Core: Moving the internet forward.

NGI Zero Core is a grant programme with a focus on modernising the internet. It funds free and open source technological building blocks and developing and delivering new internet standards to users — working towards a more resilient, trustworthy and sustainably open internet for all.

Max.Funding: 50.000€
Deadline: 01/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

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SOTECIN Factory: Open Call 2 for Social Innovators.

The EU-funded project SoTecIn Factory launched its second open call for social innovators with €3.3M for individuals & organisations, as civil society members, developing tech-driven solutions based on circular economy and social innovation in textiles, food, water & nutrient and plastics & packaging key industry value chains.
Apply and obtain:
– Grants up to €100K (equity-free)
– Pre-market technological demonstration
– Capacity-building for social entrepreneurship & circular business support.

Max.Funding: 100,000 €
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

STAGE Project Logo

STAGE: Sustainable Transition to the Agile and Green Enterprise.

Financial incentives are available to small and medium-sized enterprises to assist their sustainability transition.
The Programme will grant up to 50 000 EUR per selected SME for two types of activities:
– Development of an investment project plan;
– Additional services, if needed for the investment plan preparation, such as: Feasibility study; Technology audit; Due diligence analysis; Data collection and analysis for carbon footprint assessment; Prototyping; Pilot testing; Pilot demonstrating; Adaptation of business processes; Support to use testing facilities; Procurement of other specialized consultancy and coaching services related to investment plan preparation.

Max.Funding: 50,000 €
Deadline: 07/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

euROBIN project logo

EUROBIN: Open Call for the Technology Exchange Programme.

The euROBIN Technology Exchange Programme is supporting the development of simulation tools and advanced AI techniques that can accelerate the development of general robot skills. This programme will provide up to 12 selected entities with a lump sum of up to €60,000 to integrate and test their code, method, or hardware in some of the most advanced robotic platforms in Europe.

Max.Funding: 60,000 €
Deadline: 14/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

SESAR JU logo

SESAR: PhD call to support European research on ATMs.

The open call objective is to support the growth of a community of early-stage researchers in Europe, dedicated to advancing the state of the art in air traffic management (ATM). Indeed, it will, not only financially contribute to their PhD, but it will provide mentoring as well as opportunities to attend summer schools and workshops organised within the Engage 2 framework or during relevant events such as the SESAR Innovation Days and the ATM seminars.Only manufacturing SMEs operating in the Advanced Manufacturing domain, acting as technology or service adopters, are eligible to be funded by the programme.

Max.Funding: 60,000 €
Deadline: 18/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

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UASEEDs: Seeds of Bravery (UASEEDs).

Seeds of Bravery (UASEEDs) is launching an opportunity for Ukrainian innovative tech companies (start-ups and SMEs) to provide grants of up to EUR 10 000 to purchase 2 months of Business Consultancy Services that will help your company upgrade:
-your business model and/or
-business plan and/or
-growth strategy.

Max.Funding: up to 60,000 €
Deadline: 20/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

Pathways2Resilience logo

Pathways2Resilience: First Call for Regions and Communities.

This first call aims to provide 40 regions/communities with financial support through subgrant agreements, up to a maximum amount of 210,000€, along with supporting services and capacity building activities for subgrants lasting up to 18 months. The selection process will prioritise regions/communities with heightened vulnerability and low adaptive capacity to climate change impacts.

Max.Funding: 210,000 €
Deadline: 22/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

SURE5.0 Call

Sure 5.0: Acceleration Programm II: Funding to make your production processes more sustainable, resilientand human-centric.

The SURE5.0 Acceleration Programme 2 aims to help you to make your production processes more sustainable, resilient and human-centric. The support will be provided in two phases through different tailored services and funding, based on your specific technological, business and personnel needs. The project will fund SMEs operating in the Mobility, Transport & Automotive (MTA), Aerospace & Defence, and Electronics manufacturing value chains.

Max.Funding: 50,000 €
Deadline: 28/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

TargetX Open Call

TARGET-X: Call for SMEs that integrate 5G and 6G to strengthen important economic sectors in Europe, accelerating digital transformation.

The call is looking for an individual entity (SME) or a microconsortium made up of 2 SMEs.
The exact amount of financial support to be granted to each selected entity under the 2nd TARGET-X Open Call is a fixed lump sum of up to €60 000 per entity. If you apply as a Consortium composed of 2 entities, you can get up to €120 000 (max €60 000 per entity).

Max.Funding: 120,000 €
Deadline: 28/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

6g Sandbox Call

6G-SANDBOX: Supporting Architectural and technological Network evolutions through an intelligent, secured and teinning enabled Open eXperimentation facility.

The purpose of the open call is twofold.
OPTION 1 – New infrastructures and functionalities (extensions): Enlarge and make the 6G-SANDBOX experimental infrastructure ready for advanced experimentation in upcoming project open calls for experimentation. New 6G features and functionalities should be integrated into the 6G-SANDBOX infrastructure.
OPTION 2 – Innovative experiments: Initiate first funded innovative experiments on the 6G-SANDBOX infrastructure. Innovative 6G use cases and KPI measurements are expected to use the 6G-SANDBOX infrastructure.

Max.Funding: 270,000 €
Deadline: 29/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

Fluidos Open Call Logo

FLUIDOS: creating a fluid, dynamic, scalable, and trustable computing continuum.

The FLUIDOS Open Call is open to individuals and organizations with a strong focus on tech, particularly in Edge Computing, Open-Source Software and Community Collaboration, Security and Zero Trust Architecture, and other relevant areas.
FLUIDOS Open Call present a unique opportunity for participants to explore the project´s novel mechanisms for data sharing and processing in the computing continuum. Successful applicants will benefit from financial support of up to 120,000 EUR and technical guidance from FLUIDOS experts. Additionally, they will have the chance to enhance their business models’ environmental sustainability through minimised energy consumption for data processing.

Max.Funding: 120,000 €
Deadline: 29/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

Humus Project Logo

HuMUS: Open Call for proposals of local and regional soil health initiatives.

The HuMUS project is supporting collective spaces of constructive dialogue on soil health with participatory governance methods and tools.
Open to public authorities in collaboration with farmers, entrepreneurs, SMEs, consumer associations, NGOs, soil experts, researchers and academics, government and public officials, and the general public of the Pilot location, including marginalised people and vulnerable groups.

Max.Funding: 30,000 €
Deadline: 29/02/2024
Website:  LINK 

HOW DOES CASCADE FUNDING WORK?

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. 💻

HOW CAN SPLORO SUPPORT YOUR ORGANISATION WITH CASCADE FUNDING GRANTS?

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.

If you want to know more about our services for startups, do not hesitate to contact us and book a meeting with us through this link!

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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