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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  April 22, 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 – €4 billion for decarbonisation technologies. Next call to be announced

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

Robotics and other automated solutions for construction, renovation and maintenance in a sustainable built environment closing on January 21, 2025– €50M to target the energy demand side

Minimisation of environmental, and optimisation of socio-economic impacts in the deployment, operation and decommissioning of offshore wind farms closing on January 21, 2025– €138M to fund activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply
Critical technologies for the future ocean energy farms closing on January 21, 2025– €138M to fund activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply

UK funding

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

Experimental medicine stage one closing on April 17, 2024– £10 million to investigate the causes, progression and treatment of human disease.

Realising the health co-benefits of the transition to net zero: invited stage two closing on April 17, 2024– £34.375 million to lead a challenge-led transdisciplinary research hub as part of a network which will generate research that goes beyond understanding the human health implications of current net zero actions to developing new health focused interventions which are intended to support the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050.

Standard research grant: 2024 round 2: responsive mode closing on April 24, 2024– £2 million to support excellent investigator-led research across the breadth of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) scientific remit.

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!

Upstart – new VC fund worth €100M to invest primarily in early-stage healthcare companies with disruptive, market-shifting technologies.

Par Equity – new VC fund worth £100M to invest in innovative, high-growth technology companies.
Debiopharm – new VC fund worth €150M to transform pharmaceutical research and development.

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