Cascade Funding Opportunities - November 2023

Don't Miss Out: 16 Cascade Funding Opportunities Ending in November 2023!

Get ready to give your innovative ideas a significant boost with Cascade Funding, a game-changing initiative from the European Commission! In November 2023, there are 16 funding opportunities tailored for SMEs, startups, university researchers, and regional authorities. Don’t miss the chance to take your ideas to the next level and make a lasting impact on the world of research and innovation. If the concept of Cascade Funding is new to you, we urge you to explore our recent article, an essential compass to steer you confidently through the funding landscape. Seize this moment to push your dreams closer to reality. Discover these available opportunities and embark on your application process today, setting the wheels of your ambitions in motion for a promising future!


Chameleon Open Call

Chameleon: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable, Digital EU Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Rural Development based on Reconfigurable Aerial Enablers and Edge Artificial Intelligence-on-Demand Systems.

CHAMELEON is looking for applicants to propose and develop new bundles for the CHAMELEON platform, expanding the geographical and technological borders of the project by attracting innovative SMEs/Research Centers while adding exploitable value to the participants’ businesses.

Max.Funding: 60.000€
Deadline: 01/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

SUSTAIN Eurocluster Open Call

SUSTAIN Eurocluster: Boosting the market of building construction.

The SUSTAIN Open Call provides financial support to SMEs to develop new products, services or methods addressing smart building construction challenges. The call is adapted to two maturity technology readiness levels: Innovation support (Gold Awards) [TRL 4-6] and Go-to-Market support (Silver Awards) [TRL 7-8], according to the maturity of the solution to be developed.

Max.Funding: 50.000€
Deadline: 01/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

RESIST Eurocluster Open Call

RESIST Eurocluster: REsilience through Sustainable processes and production for the European automotive InduStry

This call provides financial support to European SMEs, start-ups and very-small businesses (VSBs) working in the Mobility, Transport and Automotive (MTA) ecosystem, so they can participate in Coaching and Mentoring Services (CMS). The financial support will be up to € 4.000 for CMS assessment services and up to € 7.500 for CMS feasibility services.

Max.Funding: up to 7.500€
Deadline: 01/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

ICOS Project Open Call

ICOS: Towards a functional continuum operating system.

The main objective of the ICOS project is to design, develop and validate an operating metasystem for a continuum, addressing the challenges of:

    • Device volatility and heterogeneity, continuous infrastructure virtualization and diverse network connectivity;
    • Optimized and scalable service execution and performance, as well as resource consumption, including energy consumption;
    • Trust, security and privacy guaranteed, and;
    • Reduction of integration costs and effective mitigation of cloud provider lock-in effects, in a data-driven system built on the principles of openness, adaptability, data sharing and a future edge market scenario for services and data.

To achieve its objectives, the ICOS project seeks a consortia of at least 2 organizations (SME/midcap; technology provider and an end user to validate the developed project) to partner for the project to develop a use case within a specific sector, through ICOS technology.

Max.Funding: 200.000€
Deadline: 02/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

NetZeroCities Open Call

NET ZERO CITIES: Towards climate neutral European Cities by 2030.


The aim of this call is to select from Mission Cities a cohort of Pilot Cities, which will explore and test pathways to accelerated change towards 2030 climate neutrality goals — relevant to a city’s key emission domains — and to generate accelerated learning that can inform subsequent replication and scaling efforts in all other EU cities.

Max.Funding: from 500.000€ to 1.500.000€
Deadline: 06/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

ZMINA Open Call

ZMINA: Rebuilding international cooperation grants.

The call aims to support cultural organisations working with peers from Creative Europe countries, including Ukraine, to present high-visibility cooperation projects. Projects must increase the showcasing of Ukrainian culture abroad and share perspectives internationally, particularly in reimagining, reinventing, and reconstructing communities.

Max.Funding: 60.000€
Deadline: 07/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

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

The FOODITY – Open Call #1 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. This call focuses on three key areas: personalised nutrition, food sustainability and shopping experiences.

Max.Funding: up to 187.500€
Deadline: 08/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

EuroBoosTEX Eurocluster

EuroBoosTEX Eurocluster: Innovate boost grant in consortia

This call aims to support SMEs’ adoption of processes and technologies to become more competitive and resilient with a focus on green and digital transition to ensure more sustainability and/or connectivity in the value chain. While this grant will not fund technology acquisition, the goal is to raise awareness with small newly conceived pilots to test and adapt business processes to facilitate the twin transition, particularly technologies that can drive both green and digital simultaneously.

Max.Funding: 60.000€
Deadline: 08/11/2023
Website:  LINK 


CYBER+ALT: The Cybersecurity Grant Scheme for SMEs established in Malta.

This incentive seeks to assist SMEs through non-repayable grants to part-finance investment that will enhance their overall level of security and resilience in order to be in a better position to handle cyber threats and be proactive to meet future challenges. This will improve the capacity of the local organisations whilst increasing the level of investment made in cybersecurity locally.

Max.Funding: 60.000€
Deadline: 09/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

DESIRE Open Call

DESIRE: Development of the E-HEALTH solutions improving resilience in europe.

DESIRE supports SMEs to access the European eHealth and digital health market and enables them to embrace the green and digital transformation.DESIRE Open Call seeks proposals to address at least one of the following health sector challenges:

    • Product innovations to reduce dependency on critical inputs and technologies in the Euroclusters’ value chains with a view to introduce new-to-firm products or services for the health sector,
    • E-health business process innovations tied to the adoption of technologies that help SMEs meet requirements for their successful green and digital transitions
    • SME’s internationalisation towards third countries with solutions for the health sector.

Deadline: 13/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

Up2Circ Open Call

Up2Circ: Let´s make Europe more circular!

In its pilot call, Up2Circ Accelerator will support 7 projects to validate the adoption of circular business models and implement concrete actions towards circular products, processes and services Up2Circ encourages the uptake of advanced technologies and social innovation as enablers and drivers of a successful transition towards a modern, digitalized, resource-efficient and competitive circular economy. Projects must be submitted by a single SME that has been actively involved in the Up2Circ Academy and should address the objectives of the Up2Circ project.

Max.Funding: 50.000€
Deadline: 15/11/2023
Website:  LINK 


REMEDIES: Boosting the deployment of plastic litter collection and valorization schemes in the Mediterranean.

REMEDIES is aiming to create a trend on the prevention of plastic through the exploitation of traditional and modern channels and through citizens science and participatory co-creation processes building a more plastic-conscious society. OC1 “Collection & Valorization” is focused on projects / applications whose main goal is to benefit and speed up the uptake of plastic litter collection and/or finding innovative ways to repurpose or transform plastic waste into valuable products or resources.

Max.Funding: 100.000€
Deadline: 15/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

StarGrowth Open Call

STAR GROWTH: Open Call for Tourism SMEs.

The projects’ overall objective is to enhance the sustainable growth of SMEs operating in the rural tourism and ecotourism sectors in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Romania and Italy by providing technical and financial support, whilst boosting their awareness, development and capacity in the area of sustainable innovations.

Max.Funding: 7.500€
Deadline: 15/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

6G eXperimental Research Open Call

6G-XR: 6G eXperimental Research infrastructure to enable nextgeneration XR services.

The purpose of the open call is to address identified gaps in the 6G-XR infrastructures and targets the development and extension of the four research infrastructures to make them ready for advanced experimentation in upcoming project open calls for experimentation. In particular, the project is looking for
1) networking, computing enablers;
2) XR enablers;
3) RAN enablers; and
4) Sustainability enablers for local green energy, controlling energy sources and charging/discharging, energy measurement and optimization solutions.

Max.Funding: 60.000€
Deadline: 27/11/2023
Website:  LINK 

NEMO Project Open Call

NEMO: Next Generation Meta Operating System.

NEMO announces Open Call #1, which aims to extend NEMO scope and technology. NEMO Open Call #1 invites EU based SMEs active in edge computing, edge and/or cloud native software development, operating systems, IoT/5G networks and IoT manufacturing entities to implement innovative core metaOS components and plugins to support new functionality and new services and validate the NEMO components

Max.Funding: 150.000€
Deadline: 30/11/2023
Website:  LINK 


DIGIT-PRE: The European original support programme for Innovative solutions in Prevention, Prediction & Remote care

The Call will support European consortia of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support the development of digital health solutions for prevention, prediction, and remote care, from TRL6 (technology demonstrated in a relevant environment) to TRL9 (demonstration on operational environment just before market introduction).

Max.Funding: 140.000€
Deadline: 30/11/2023
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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