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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  February 19, 2024

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

European funding

EIC Accelerator closing on March 13, 2024 – +€650 million for deep tech startups

EIC Pathfinder Open  closing on March 7, 2024 – €136 million for breakthrough technologies at low TRLs

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

Eurostars closing on March 14, 2024 – +€100 million for international collaborative R&D projects

Disaster-Resilient Society 2024 closing on November 20, 2024- over 30M€ for the implementation of alert and impact forecasting systems.

DACCS and BECCS for CO2 removal/negative emissions closing on January 21, 2025 – over 130M€ for activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply.

Integrated risk-based border control that mitigates public security risk, reduces false positives and strengthens privacy closing on November 20, 2024 – over 29M€ to implement the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) and the development of tools and methods for Integrated Border Management.

UK funding

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

APC25: Industrialising net zero automotive technology closing on March 13, 2024 – £25 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

UK-Germany bilateral collaborative research and development closing on June 3, 2024 – £4 million for collaborative projects in emerging technologies.

Environmental Monitoring Innovation closing on March 6, 2024 – £5 million for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring. This funding is from Innovate UK and The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

Diet and health innovation: Early stage feasibility projects closing on May 8, 2024 – £2.5 million for early stage feasibility projects working with one or more of the Diet and Health Open Innovation Research Club (OIRC) hubs. This funding is from BBSRC and Innovate UK.

SBRI: Decarbonising concrete closing on March 4, 2024 – £3 million, inclusive of VAT, in developing solutions to accelerate decarbonising concrete.

Other interesting updates!

Giant Ventures – new VC fund with over 190M£ to support businesses in the US, UK, and Nordics engaged in inclusive capitalism, health technology, and climate technology.

Practica Capital – new VC fund with over 80M£ for early-stage companies in the SaaS, marketplace, or deep/industrial tech sectors that are based in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.


VIVES IUF – new VC fund with over 70M£ for companies developing disruptive innovations with a positive societal impact.

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