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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  March 25, 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

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

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

Digital tools for CSP and solar thermal plants closing on January 21, 2025 – more than 138M€ to fund activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply. 

Improved transport infrastructure performance closing on September 5, 2024 -more than 120M€ to fund activities addressing safe and smart mobility services for passengers and goods.

Scaling up logistics innovations supporting freight transport decarbonisation in an affordable way closing on September 5, 2024 – more than 120M€ to fund activities addressing safe and smart mobility services for passengers and goods.

UK funding

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

BBSRC follow-on fund: 2024 round 1 closing on March 27, 2024– £2.25 million to bridge the gap between bioscience research and achieving economic and societal benefit. 

Canada-UK critical minerals: sustainability and circularity closing on April 3, 2024– £5.4 million for joint research and development projects focused on driving circularity in critical minerals.

The UKRI Ayrton challenge programme (outlines) closing on April 9, 2024– £25 million for interdisciplinary, challenge-led research projects enabling the transition to low carbon energy in developing countries.

Other interesting updates!

Astanor Ventures – new VC fund with over €360M to invest in agrifood tech companies. 

DeepTech & Climate Fonds- new VC fund with over €1B to create the next generation of technology champions in Germany and Europe.
Verdane Capital – new VC fund worth €1.1B to scale tech-enabled growth businesses based out of Europe.

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