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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  April 1, 2024

Welcome to our weekly update of grants and new funding options for European and UK tech startups!

European funding

EIC Accelerator closing on October 3, 2024 – +€650 million for deep tech startups

EIC Pathfinder Challenges  closing on October 16, 2024 – €136 million for breakthrough technologies at low TRLs

EIC Transition closing on September 18, 2024– grants of up to €2.5M to validate and demonstrate technology

Innovation Fund closing on April 9, 2024 – €4 billion for decarbonisation technologies


Eurostars closing on September, 2024 – +€100 million for international collaborative R&D projects

CBRN-E detection capacities in small architecture closing on November 20, 2024 – more than 40M€ to fight crime and terrorism.

Resilient and secure urban planning and new tools for EU territorial entities closing on November 20, 2024 – more than 16M€ to fund resilient and secure urban planning tools.

One topic closing on November 20, 2024 – more than 16M€ to fund new, upcoming or unforeseen challenges and/or creative or disruptive solutions for increasing the resilience of critical infrastructure, that are not covered by the other topics of Horizon Europe Calls Resilient Infrastructure 2021-2022, Resilient Infrastructure 2023 and Resilient Infrastructure 2024.

UK funding

IUK Smart grant closing on April 24, 2024 – 25M£ for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations

Doctoral focal awards in the environmental sciences 2024 closing on April 9, 2024– £11.4 million to deliver a doctoral focal award to address priority or emerging training needs within the environmental sciences.

Unlocking nature positive private investment closing on April 10, 2024– £2 million for developing solutions that enable private investors to invest in nature positive projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

South Africa-UK health research collaboration: non-communicable diseases closing on April 12, 2024–  £3 million to fund health research applications in the focus area of non–communicable diseases (NCDs)

Other interesting updates!

Entourage Ventures – new VC fund worth €30M to build and fund B2B SaaS businesses.

Earlybird Ventures- new VC fund worth €2B to help innovative technology companies excel. 
Founderful – new VC fund worth €78M to support Swiss startups in their international expansion efforts.

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