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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  April 29, 2024

Welcome to our weekly update of grants and new funding options for European, Swiss 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

Post-quantum cryptography transition closing on November 20, 2024– more than €60M to boost cybersecurity

Detection and tracking of illegal and trafficked goods closing on November 20, 2024– €30M to address, among other, objectives identified by the Security Union Strategy
Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of chemical, biological and radiological threats to agricultural production, feed and food processing, distribution and consumption closing on November 20, 2024– €30M to fund disruptive projects

UK funding

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

Doctoral Landscape Award 2024 closing on April 30, 2024– £288 million to deliver a doctoral landscape award in the biosciences, in the environmental sciences, or in both. 

Engaged Environmental Science closing on April 30, 2024– £2.4 million to deliver exemplar projects that demonstrate excellence in engaged environmental science research through equitable public partnerships.

UK-Switzerland collaborative research and development: round two closing on May 1, 2024– £4 for innovative projects in all technologies.

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!

Assembly Ventures – new VC fund worth €70M to support the entrepreneurs and mobility companies moving the Western world.

Astanor Ventures – new VC fund worth €360M to support disruptive, scalable solutions that will create systemic change across the agrifood value chain.
SHS Capital – new VC fund worth €270M to invest  in innovative companies in the healthcare sector.

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