Cascade Funding Opportunities - July 2024

Discover 10 Cascade Funding Opportunities for your July 2024 success!

Get ready to supercharge your innovative ideas with Cascade Funding, the game-changing instrument of the European Commission! July 2024 is packed with 10 funding opportunities that are tailor-made for SMEs, startups, universities, researchers and local authorities.

Don’t miss out on this chance to take your ideas to the next level and make a lasting impact on the world of research and innovation.


The XR4ED Open Call supports startups and SMEs in developing innovative XR educational technologies with financial and technical assistance.

The XR4ED Open Call aims to drive innovation in XR educational technologies by offering financial and technical support to startups, SMEs, and industry players, focusing on developing pioneering XR solutions through its Developer and Pilot paths

  • Max.Funding: €230,000
  • Deadline: 03/07/2024

COROB Cooperative Robotics Powered by AI and DATA for Flexible Production Cells

COROB aims to develop a flexible and intelligent multi-robotic solution for arc welding-based manufacturing processes, enhancing efficiency and flexibility. This global solution will use a cooperative multi-robot system powered by inspection, monitoring, control, and AI techniques to optimize manufacturing stages, reducing time, cost, energy, and resources.

  • Max.Funding: €214,000
  • Deadline: 08/07/2024

FOODITY Call 2: Putting control of your food and nutrition data in your hands.

The FOODITY – Open Call #2 invites entities that are ready to create innovative data-driven solutions that will play a role in developing sustainable food systems while boosting citizen data sovereignty. Apart from providing tailored mentoring services for scaling, technical support and sustainability (among other business needs areas), this programme offers up to €187,500 per beneficiary to scale their products and services.

  • Max.Funding: €187,500
  • Deadline: 10/07/2024

Q2Scale: Empowering Startups to scale globally through real-world validation

Q2Scale is a customized startup scaling program designed for top European technologies in the automotive, energy, supply chain, and sustainability sectors. Over a 2-month hybrid program, it offers comprehensive support for international market entry and beta testing. Q2Scale boosts startups’ global market penetration and scaling capabilities by utilizing its network of partners and international experts.

  • Max.Funding: €10,000
  • Deadline: 21/07/2024

LAUDS The LAUDS Exploration Open Call seeks to finance and encourage partnerships and collaborative efforts between artists or creative individuals, technology providers, and end-users

The LAUDS initiative promotes artistic experimentation following the spirit of the New European Bauhaus while innovating green technology uses, exploring artistic design methods, and creating new industrial models, all aimed at addressing challenges set by the three LAUDS Factories

  • Max.Funding: €40,000
  • Deadline: 29/07/2024

GREEN SME: This call offers financial support to manufacturing SMEs for implementing recommendations from their ASAP, aiding in their sustainability and resilience, with assistance from Accredited Sustainability and Technology Providers.

The greenSME project aims to drive manufacturing SMEs towards green, digital, and social sustainability, enhancing their capacity through advanced technologies for competitiveness and climate neutrality. It offers a strategic approach to sustainability, including a self-assessment tool (SAT), action plan development with a greenSME advisor (ASAP), and potential financial support through sustainability project calls. Accredited Sustainability and Technology providers are enlisted to assist SMEs in implementing their sustainability projects.

  • Max.Funding: €35,000
  • Deadline: 31/07/2024

UTTER Call 2: Unified Transcription and Translation for Extended Reality

Call objectives: Develop and/or pilot applications using XR models in new sectors, with a focus on enabling new types of human-human and human-machine interaction. Examples of welcome project objectives include:

  • Improving or demonstrating efficiency of XR model inference
  • Improving or demonstrating efficiency of XR model training
  • Designing interfaces for usabilityExtending XR models to new languages, domains or modalities
  • Applying XR models to new tasks
  • Building resources for XR models
  • Evaluation of XR models
  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 31/07/2024

ENFIELD 2024 Call Innovation :European Lighthouse to Manifest Trustworthy and Green AI

ENFIELD launches this first open call of two to attract R&D intensive organizations to applied research in the energy, healthcare, manufacturing and space sectors. At the same time, ENFIELD aims to spread advanced knowledge among academic and industrial AI labs beyond its consortium, strengthening networks across Europe.

  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 31/07/2024

STARHAUS: STARHAUS Open Call on Open Innovation and Creativity

The 1st Open Call aims to shift the mindset of target communities toward sustainable consumption by conducting on-field user research to identify community requirements and potential barriers to innovation. Funded activities will include: (1) user research with communities and (2) experimentation with innovative awareness techniques, incorporating artistic skills.

  • Max.Funding: €50,000
  • Deadline: 31/07/2024

PoliRural Plus: Inclusive learning for rural problem-solving collaboration.

Aims to create an inclusive learning environment in which rural populations, researchers and policy makers collaborate to solve common problems. The initiative includes a text mining assessment to gauge the impact of policy interventions, and a study that maps agricultural development to 2040 through various scenarios, focusing on rural population trends.

  • Max.Funding: €5,000
  • Deadline: 31/07/2024


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.

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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