Cascade Funding Opportunties - March 2023

Looking for funding opportunities to bring your innovative research project to life? Look no further than all the Cascade Funding Opportunities closing in March 2023!

Get ready to supercharge your innovative ideas with Cascade Funding, the game-changing instrument of the European Commission! March 2023 is packed with 16 funding opportunities that are tailor-made for SMEs, researchers, and innovators alike. 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.


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. 💻
If you want to know more about this mechanism, check out our last post where we break down everything you need to know about Cascade Funding!
Now that you’ve discovered the benefits of cascading financing, get ready to seize the opportunities coming your way this March! We’re thrilled to present all the exciting possibilities closing this month:

The SURE5.0 project aims to support European SMEs working on these industrial ecosystems, to advance in their digital transformation process while becoming more human-centric, sustainable and resilient.

Deadline: 1/3/2023
Max. Funding: 50,000€
Website: www.sureproject.eu

For tourism SMEs to receive financial support for digital transformation to provide improvements in day-today business operations of tourism SMEs in the Amazon of Europe and other Biosphere Reserves 

Deadline: 3/3/2023
Max. Funding: 50,000€
Website: www.visitaoe.com/call/

A citizen science innovation programme for exploring innovative funding schemes and boosting recognition

Deadline: 13/3/2023
Max. Funding: 20,000€
Website: www.impetus4cs.eu


Looking for projects aiming to develop new prototypes in the security and cybersecurity domain with financial and mentoring support from the SecurIT consortium.

Deadline: 14/3/2023
Max. Funding: 74,000€
Website: www.securit-project.eu/


Projects aiming to develop new demonstrators in the security and cybersecurity domain with financial and mentoring support from the SecurIT consortium.

Deadline: 14/3/2023
Max. Funding: 88,000€
Website: www.securit-project.eu/

To develop novel strategies and targeted approaches to identify, understand, and modify determinants and mechanisms of diet-related behaviour and physical activity.

Deadline: 14/3/2023
Max. Funding: Depending on the Regional funding Organisation
Website: www.era4health.eu 

Ventures Thrive is one of the first pan-European deeptech venture builders committed to helping startups quickly scale their development. They will provide equity-free funding and a curated growth programme, which will connect startups with investors and corporations to test their solutions in real-world scenarios.

Deadline: 16/3/2023
Max. Funding: up to 100,000€
Website: www.venturesthrive.eu 

The aim is to foster the launch, development, growth and scaling of new products, services, processes and integrated solutions in the manufacturing and circular economy sectors.

Deadline: 16/3/2023
Max. Funding: up to 30,000€
Website: www.x2-0.eu

To facilitate the creation of novel applications that support smart and healthy ‘Agile Ageing’ in the built environment

Deadline: 17/3/2023
Max. Funding: up to 100,000€
Website: www.shapes2020.eu

To foster SMEs’ capacities and skills to uptake innovative, digital and smart solutions and new technologies, which will improve their tourism management and the tourism offer in general.

Deadline: 20/3/2023
Max. Funding: 9,000€
Website: www.resetting.eu

The goal is to create new value chains by fostering the penetration of the three types of advanced lightweight materials in four sectors: automotive, aerospace and aeronautics, energy, and building.

Deadline: 22/3/2023
Max. Funding: up to 120,000€
Website: www.amulet-h2020.eu

To develop new products, processes, or services for Green Offshore Production and Transport.

Deadline: 24/3/2023
Max. Funding: up to 60,000€
Website: www.greenoffshoretech.com

The Call for Proposals for tourism SMEs aims to support tourism SMEs by improving their maturity, skills and digital capabilities.

Deadline: 31/3/2023
Max. Funding: 1,000€
Website: www.digitour-project.eu

Micro-projects for testing the AI4Copernicus project services, utilising Copernicus data and the European AI on Demand Platform, focusing on any industrial domain.

Deadline: 31/3/2023
Max. Funding: 30,000€
Website: www.ai4copernicus-project.eu

To engage NGI Researchers and Innovators, including researchers with technical background, or Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) background, or from other multidisciplinary fields.

Deadline: 31/3/2023
Max. Funding: 22,800€
Website: www.enrichers.ngi.eu

Public or private organisations from any sector, with a need that could be solved by implementing an innovative solution.

Deadline: 31/3/2023
Max. Funding: 41,500€
Website: www.innobuyer.eu/


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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