EU-based startups are invited to apply for the European Startup Mobility Award (EUSP), a public-private initiative between EU institutions, mobility corporations and technology companies. Startups with sustainable mobility solutions can apply for the investment and acceleration programme from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, EIT InnoEnergy and private investors. The EUSP aims to reveal Europe’s 10 best sustainable mobility startups and praise 10 special awards in each of the categories in the contest. The best projects will also receive mentorship, networking opportunities with EU organizations and promotion. The application deadline is November 30 at this address: https://startupprize.eu/.
The EU Commission launched the second call for large-scale projects under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. With a budget of €1.5 billion it will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage. Projects will be evaluated according to their potential to avoid greenhouse gas emissions, their innovation potential, their financial and technical maturity, their potential for scaling up and their cost efficiency. Companies can apply via the EU Funding and Tenders portal here – https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_5473
Until November 16, you can apply for SpinLab – HHL Accelerator – a 6-month programme for mentoring and access to finance, that will take place in Leipzig, Germany. Enrolled startups will receive 6,000€ funding to help cover living costs in Leipzig while attending the programme.
SpinLab – HHL Accelerator will also provide special prizes worth up to 15,000 euros for the best presentation and the most sustainable idea presented during The Investors’ Day. The Programme focuses on start-ups that develop concepts in the areas of eHealth, Smart City, and Energy and are somehow technology-based. Without being a mandatory requirement, the accelerator encourages projects that use Hardware, IoT, Apps, and SaaS.
Berlin’s Earlybird Venture Capital has announced the launch of a new fund dedicated to helping deep tech innovations in European universities become commercialised products and services. With €75 million to play with, the UNI-X fund is targeting pre-seed and early seed investments, particularly university spin-offs. For more details, please visit https://earlybird.com/.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched a call for proposals under the Culture and Creativity Programme. Projects can be submitted by consortia of organisations and Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) and sectoral leaders bringing together education, research and business. The resource under the programme is nearly 300 million euros under Horizon Europe and is part of the next period of EU funding 2021-2027.
The following applicants will be considered eligible:
established in at least three different Member States;
different Member States;
institution and one private company;
Read more about this open call and apply no later than Thursday 24 March 2022 17:00 CET here.
The Recursive has launched the beta version of Growth Club, a new platform that aims to bring global awareness of Southeast Europe’s fast-growing tech ecosystem. Growth Club is looking to enable business leaders in the region with the communication and partner matchmaking tools to scale globally. The platform will integrate all data about the regional ecosystems in a single interface, so it’s way easier and faster for investors, media, and other stakeholders to find the next big SEE tech story. The Growth Club is currently open to Product Companies, VCs, Corporate R&D, and Event Organizers. All ecosystem players are invited to join the map. In the forthcoming months The Recursive plans to add all other ecosystem members and ask them to join as well – tech service providers, accelerators, universities etc. Find out more here.
Until December 17, startups and fast-growing companies with innovative ideas on how to make Europe more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive can apply for funding under the New European Bauhaus initiative. This first call will support 20 innovative companies with a budget of up to €50,000 each to accelerate solutions integrating sustainability (from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity), aesthetics (quality of experience and style, beyond functionality) and inclusion (including diversity first, securing accessibility and affordability). This call is part of a wider €5 million budget for New European Bauhaus activities supported by the new EIT Community (EIT).
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary movement in the making that aims at connecting art, social inclusion, science and technology to citizen’s quality of life in towns and localities. The New European Bauhaus brings a cultural and creative dimension to the European Green Deal, aiming to demonstrate how sustainable innovation offers tangible, positive experiences in our daily life. It also bridges, connects and blends the green and digital transformations.