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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  April 15, 2024

Welcome to our weekly update of grants and new funding options for European, UK and Swiss 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 – €4 billion for decarbonisation technologies. Next call to be announced

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

Development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials closing on January 21, 2025– €138M to fund activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply.

Development of next generation synthetic renewable fuel technologies closing on January 21, 2025– €138M to fund disruptive projects.

Design for adaptability, re-use and deconstruction of buildings, in line with the principles of circular economy closing on January 21, 2025– €50M to address activities targeting the energy demand side

UK funding

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

Transforming data collections infrastructure for social science closing on April 16, 2024– £2 million o scope or develop innovative initiatives with the potential to transform foundational social science research data infrastructure, defined as data collected specifically for research purposes. 

Accelerating the Green Economy Centres closing on April 17, 2024– £25 million to accelerate the Green Economy Centre to support the growth of emerging green industries, in economic geographies across the UK.

South Africa-UK health research collaboration: climate and health, one health and zoonosis closing on April 17, 2024– £3 million to fund health research applications in the focus area of climate and health, one health and zoonosis.

Swiss funding

Swiss Accelerator– 2.5M CHF to fund disruptive companies in Switzerland.

Innosuisse Startup Innovation Projects (SIP)– Proposals submitted before June 30, 2024 will be evaluated in the Autumn session. Innosuisse is offering project funding for start-ups before market entry.

Other interesting updates

Failup Ventures – new VC fund worth €50M to invest in early-stage startups with strong, mission-driven teams. 

Flourish Ventures – new VC fund worth €350M to invest in mission-driven entrepreneurs and industry influencers working toward a fair financial system.

Evoco – new VC fund worth €93M with a focus on the industrial, services, and consumer goods sectors.

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