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Cascade Funding Opportunities - June 2024


Discover 15 Cascade Funding Opportunities for your June 2024 success!

Get ready to supercharge your innovative ideas with Cascade Funding, the game-changing instrument of the European Commission! June 2024 is packed with 15 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.

CASCADE FUDING OPPORTUNITIES - JUNE 2024

NGI Mobifree: NGI Mobifree: More ethical and human mobile software

Mobifree is a pilot programme designed to push beyond the status quo of mobile software, and create a virtuous cycle of innovation through free and open source software, libre hardware and open standards. The second call of NGI Mobifree opened up on April 1st 2024, with a deadline of June 1st 2024 12:00 CEST (noon). The key objective is to deliver potential break-through contributions to the open internet. All scientific outcomes must be published as open access, and any software and hardware must be published under a recognised open source license in its entirety.

  • Max.Funding: €50,000
  • Deadline: 01/06/2024

NGI Taler: NGI Taler 2nd Open Call: Privacy-preserving digital payments.

NGI TALER is a project funded by the European Commission and the Swiss State to roll out a new electronic payment system that benefits everyone: people, merchants, banks, financial authorities, auditors and anti-corruption researchers. NGI Taler invite your contributions to help reshape the state of play of digital payment systems, and to help create an open, trustworthy and reliable internet for all.
The second call of NGI TALER opened up on April 1st 2024, with a deadline of June 1st 2024 12:00 CEST (noon)

  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 01/06/2024
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NGI Zero Commons Funds: Create, mature and grow internet commons

The goal of this new fund is to help deliver, mature and scale new internet commons across the whole technology spectrum, from libre silicon to middleware, from P2P infrastructure to convenient end user applications. 

  • Max.Funding: €50,000
  • Deadline: 01/06/2024

XR2Industry: Open Call for Hardware Enablers

The XR2Industry 1st Open Call for Hardware enablers will select up to 7 Developers of XR components (MidCaps or SMEs) aimed at integrating emerging technologies (such as 5G/6G, IoT, data, artificial intelligence, edge and cloud computing, and microelectronics) to enable possibilities of XR experiences.

  • Max.Funding: €500,000
  • Deadline: 04/06/2024
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InTransit 2nd Open Call for SMEs Circular Transformation Scheme to INNOVATE

The current Open Call for SMEs Circular Transformation Scheme to INNOVATE aims at supporting and guiding SMEs in the self-exploration of the current business model towards a new circular business model, improving processes or developing new products.

  • Max.Funding: €98,000
  • Deadline: 04/06/2024
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REMEDIES: REMEDIES Open Call 2: PREVENTION & ZERO-WASTE

OC2 “Prevention & Zero Waste” is focused on projects / applications whose main goal is to support the development of circular, zero-waste supply chains and systems that will promote the prevention of plastic litter, with focus on ocean and rivers connected directly or indirectly with the Mediterranean.
The OC2 provides financial support in the form of grants to up to 3 public bodies that are regional or local authorities.

  • Max.Funding: €100,000
  • Deadline: 05/06/2024
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VOXReality: Voice-driven interaction in XR spaces

The VOXReality Open Call aims to extend application domains by funding external entities with 200K EUR equity-free. The goal is to integrate VOXReality models into new XR applications, thus advancing immersive experiences across various sectors.

  • Max.Funding: €200,000
  • Deadline: 05/06/2024
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InnoBuyer: Open Call For EIC Solvers

The Open Call for EIC Solvers is an exclusive opportunity for SMEs currently or previously funded by the European Innovation Council to test and pilot their innovation and develop a solution to a concrete challenge that exists in the public domain.To apply, an EIC Solver must team up with a public organisation of their choice (Challenger) and propose both the challenge to be solved and the Solution to be developed.


The top 4 Challenger/Solver consortia for this Open Call for EIC Solvers will get selected to join a 10-month co-creation programme, supported by the InnoBuyer team.

  • Max.Funding: €55,000
  • Deadline: 06/06/2024
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Procure4Health: The community of Health & Social care innovation procurers

Procure4Health is an EU project that aims to overcome the barriers to EU-wide adoption of innovation procurement by creating an open community of health&care procurement stakeholders.

Twinnings aim to transfer knowledge and experience around the use of a product or service, process or methodology, strategy or a procurement business model.

  • Max.Funding: €30,000
  • Deadline: 17/06/2024
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DRG4FOOD: Enhancing Food Systems via Digital Solutions for Trust & Transparency

The open call invites multidisciplinary consortia comprising 2-3 entities, including startups, SMEs, research organizations, universities, technology adopters, and users in the food sector, with a focus on NGOs and consumer associations. Consortia must demonstrate the capacity to develop data-driven solutions aligned with Digital Responsibility Goals and actively engage with end-users to shape technical requirements and improve pilot activities.

  • Max.Funding: €300,000
  • Deadline: 21/06/2024
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LIVEMX: Aims to support diversity and sustainability in the European music sector through targeted funding.

Supported by Music Moves Europe, the program focuses on three key areas:

  • Music export: Cross-border co-creation, innovative artist promotion and professional networking)
  • Live music venues: Artist circulation, ecological sustainability and audience development)
  • Digital circulation and engagement: Projects must propose digital solutions to the challenges faced in export and venues, including the application of existing digital tools, training and development
  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 24/06/2024
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CoARA Boost: Aims to enhance institutional change and target pilot and exchange-of-knowledge initiatives.

The initiative will support over 20 projects aimed at promoting knowledge transfer, piloting innovative initiatives, and fostering enduring institutional changes. CoARA motivates research organizations to explore and implement effective practices in real-life scenarios, emphasizing the exchange and adaptation of successful practices, the transformation of research assessment methods, and the development of novel research assessment approaches.

  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 26/06/2024
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Chameleon: Seeks innovative technology companies to improve its versatile drone platform for agriculture/forestry/livestock applications.

The goal is to implement geographically distributed small-scale pilots that demonstrate the impact and potential of the CHAMELEON approach. In their applications, participants in the Second Open Call should present a detailed use case pilot scenario, with a primary focus on validating specific bundles developed within the CHAMELEON Project.

  • Max.Funding: €60,000
  • Deadline: 30/06/2024
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STARTS_Ec(h)o: STARTS EC(H)O’s Open Call offers artists a chance to drive triple transformation through creative experimentation, fostering innovation in human-centered and sustainable projects.

STARTS EC(H)O, part of STARTS initiative, seeks to drive triple transformation through artist-led approaches, offering 10 residencies across Europe for artists to innovate in human-centered and sustainable projects. The open call invites artists to submit proposals addressing specific challenges, leading to collaborations with host institutions to develop innovative projects at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

  • Max.Funding: €40,000
  • Deadline: 30/06/2024
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GreenBoost4WISEs: 40 participants will be selected for study visits and coaching in Austria, Italy, Ireland, and Belgium to promote greener practices in Work Integration Social Enterprises and Social Economy Enterprises.

The project aims to facilitate peer learning among Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) and Social Economy Enterprises (SEEs) to adopt sustainable practices. Key goals include supporting transnational and cross-sectoral cooperation, enabling WISEs to grow sustainably through the green transition, upskilling staff and management in greening operations, encouraging the adoption of sustainable measures and innovative solutions, and fostering cooperation between WISEs and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Max.Funding: €13,208
  • Deadline: 30/06/2024
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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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