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Fresh funding! Weekly update –  May 6, 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

Hi-tech capacities for crisis response and recovery after a natural-technological (NaTech) disaster closing on November 20, 2024– €30M to boost breakthrough technologies

Cost-effective sustainable technologies and crisis management strategies for RN large-scale protection of population and infrastructures after a nuclear blast or nuclear facility incident closing on November 20, 2024– €30M to fund disruptive projects

Lawful evidence collection in online child sexual abuse investigations, including undercover closing on November 20, 2024– more than €40M to fight crime and terrorism

UK funding

Late-stage commercialisation scheme 2024 closing on May 8, 2024– £600,000 to commercialise your technology or science developed from the STFC particle physics, astronomy and nuclear physics (PPAN) community.

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 hubs. This funding is from BBSRC and Innovate UK.

Sustainable and Resilient Aquaculture Systems in Southeast Asia closing on May 9, 2024– £12 million to undertake interdisciplinary research for the development of sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture in Southeast (SE) Asia.

Cancer Immunotherapy Response Research Platform closing on May 9, 2024– £9 to develop a broad utility, deep genotyping and phenotyping platform capable of generating insights into patient response, adverse effects, and resistance to immunotherapy, and exemplar project(s) to demonstrate utility.

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!

Unconventional Ventures – new VC fund worth €30M  to back diverse European teams. 

Photon Delta – new VC fund worth €60M to invest in early-stage photonic chip startups and scale-ups.

Santander InnoEnergy Climate Fund – new VC fund worth €140M  to speed up innovation in clean energy by supporting InnoEnergy’s startups.

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