Cascade funding – Bandi Ottobre 2021 Gennaio 2022

Cascade funding – Bandi Ottobre 2021 Gennaio 2022

Cosa sono i cascade funding

I cascade funding (letteralmente, finanziamenti a cascata) sono finanziamenti erogati da progetti già finanziati dalla Commissione Europea. In questo post segnaliamo i bandi di Cascade funding aperti da Ottobre 2021 a Gennaio 2022.

Sono contributi a fondo perduto, con percentuali che possono andare dal 50% al 100% (spesso nella forma del voucher), che vengono erogati per:

  • Sviluppo soluzioni innovative
  • Sviluppo progetti pilota
  • Implementazioni di soluzioni tecnologiche, che utilizzino gli asset sviluppati dal progetto “madre”

Tutti i Bandi in scadenza da Ottobre 2021 a Gennaio 2022

Ecco tutte le opportunità disponibili da Ottobre 2021 a Gennaio 2022:

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Cascade funding Ottobre 2021

Progetto Argomento Finanziamento Scadenza
 i4Trust i4Trust is an EU-funded incubator offering a dedicated incubation programme to concosrta composed by EU-based SMEs, slightly bigger companies and Digital Innovation Hubs in a form of Bottom-up Experiments to:

  • mobilise DIHs and European Companies to understand the demand for data, establish data-sharing partnerships and identify concrete use cases relying on trusted and effective sharing of data;
  • support the aforementioned entities in adopting the user-friendly and proven technologies for data sharing based on CEF-compatible iSHARE and FIWARE Building Blocks, which cover all the operational, legal, technical and governance aspects related to data sharing.


Max 120.000€ consortium 25/10/2021
Block.IS The Block.IS External Challenges will organise 2 challenges.

In each challenge 8 teams will be selected to compete for 3 event vouchers to the final event of €1 000 and a prize of €12 000 to be awarded in to the best concept.

During the competition the teams will need to develop a concept on how blockchain can be used to tackle the challenge proposed. Block.IS project will provide technical and business mentors to support the teams selected to participate in the final event.



DIGI-B-CUBE DIGI-B-CUBE will support SMEs from the following sectors :

  • healthcare / medicine / biotech / biopharma
  • IT and related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.)

The DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers will support the projects in the reconfiguration of Medical Diagnostics and related value chains.

€10.000 27/10/2021
EOSC Future This call is seeking applications from individuals or organisations around the concept of improving existing technical data frameworks while at the same time leveraging on existing RDA (Research Data Alliance) recommendations and outputs. Successful proposals will focus on maintaining, optimising and documenting existing frameworks with particular reference to RDA’s Outputs and Recommendations. €12.500 29/10/2021
Change2Twin End-user SMEs and mid-caps interested in developing and implementing digital twin technology.

The ideal use case should use digital twin technology for one or several of the following purposes:

  • Virtual Design
  • Customer Engagement
  • Commissioning.
  • Feedback
  • Optimisation & Best Quality
  • Scheduling
  • Diagnosis
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Smart Logistics
  • Smart Systems
€90.000 29/10/2021
AI4Copernicus AI4Copernicus is looking for citizen-driven social problems/challenges (1st stage) that can be subsequently solved using Artificial Intelligence and Earth Observation Data, by SMEs that will be selected in the 4th Round of AI4Copernicus Open Calls for Use-Cases based on the Citizen-driven Social Themes (2nd stage). €10.000 31/10/2021
MPowerBIO MPowerBIO is a business and investment readiness programme that helps ambitious bioeconomy enterprises to scale and make a greater impact.

Services provided are:

  • Intensive coaching and networking
  • Access to investors
  • Access to interactive workshops
  • Possibility to pitch at MPowerBIO Regional Events and the European Bioeconomy Venture Forum.
No funding, services 31/10/2021

Cascade funding Novembre 2021

Progetto Argomento Finanziamento Scadenza
IntellIoT IntellIoT’s mission is to enable the execution of semi-autonomous IoT applications for AI-enabled systems.

Potential beneficiaries:

  • Mature Startups and SMEs
  • Incorporated in the EU or one of the Horizon 2020 associated countries

Type of projects:

  • Developing innovative solutions applicable to the IntellIoT framework and one of the use cases in agriculture, healthcare or manufacturing
€100.000 01/11/2021
BonsApps BonsApp is looking for AI Talents (data scientists, AI developers and AI integrators) that will become part of the 5-month BonsAPPs Support Programme during which BonsAPPs partners will offer the access and support to use Bonseyes Marketplace tools and services for the development of an AI@Edge Solution responding to a specific industrial need of sectoral relevance. 2/11/2021
BlockStart BlockStart aims to provide competitive and market-oriented European SMEs access to knowledge, technology, capital, and markets with the aim to place new products/services in the market targeting blockchain technology.

One of its main goals is to engage end-user SMEs willing to adopt the blockchain technology developed in the scope of the programme, to help them grow their businesses.

For end-user SMEs, they will receive equity-free funding of up to €3 000 for their participation at the Pilot stage, as well as the opportunity to validate, pilot and implement a blockchain-based solution to help them grow their business, adapted to their needs.

€3.000 10/11/2021


DigiCirc aims to promote the Circular Economy using digital tools by supporting SME innovation through 3 acceleration programmes on the following domains:

  1. Circular cities
  2. Blue Economy
  3. Bioeconomy

With its Bioeconomy Open Call (OC), DigiCirc is looking for solutions, based on digital technologies, to tackle a series of issues identified in the following sectors:

  1. Pharmaceuticals
  2. Textiles and wearing apparel & packaging
  3. Building materials and construction & other forest products
  4. Electronics and electrical products
  5. Biomass energy and biofuels & food and feed losses and waste for composting purpose
  6. Machinery and equipment & motor vehicles and components
€60.000 + Acceleration services for consortia 10/11/2021
Block.IS Block.IS Cluster Missions include a roadshow of short-term brainstorming sessions, organised by clusters and for clusters across Europe.

Missions aim to bring clusters together, to inspire them to learn more about the Block.IS ecosystem and to understand better how their members can benefit from the funding, business and technical support Block.IS is offering. The cluster missions roadshow will foster cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration between clusters in Europe.

€750 per participant 12/11/2011
EHDEN The European Health Data and Evidence Network (EHDEN) therefore invites Data Partners in Europe to apply for funding and technical support via a certified SME to map their source health data to the OMOP common data model, locally and with continued control and hosting of their data. €100.000 per data partner 15/11/2011
PITCCH 5 different challenges with different thematic, listed below:

  • Automated Samplers for Environmental Monitoring
    Thematic area: Environment
    Advanced technology sought for: microelectronics; nanotechnology; digital technologies; industrial biotechnology
  • Fly Ash as feedstock to specialty materials
    Area: Industry
    Advanced technology sought for: advanced materials
  • Food Recognition APP
    Area: Food
    Advanced technology sought for: artificial intelligence, connectivity
  • Production of Bio-Butadiene from Ethanol
    Area: Energy
    Advanced technology sought for: Industrial Biotechnology
  • Truly organic 3D printing material
    Thematic area: Industry, advanced manufacturing
    Advanced technology sought for: Advanced materials
€15.000 15/11/2021
EIT Climate-KIC Funding is available to support the development of new highly innovative commercial products or services that seek to launch on the market and achieve climate impact through entrepreneurship and commercial means.

The project aims at supporting innovators, researchers, scientists, coaches, and experts to join forces in projects that aim to bring innovative solutions to the European market.

EIT RM KAVA 9 KAVA Call 8 aims to support innovation, higher education and lifelong learning activities, as well as to support partners in RIS regions, in order to secure the Raw Materials supply in Europe, support the development of this sector along the value chain from exploration to recycling, and to create jobs. €500.000 per year 19/11/2021
 inDemand-RCT This call consists of some 14 technological challenges related to business innovation, digitalisation and response to covid19 identified by large/tractor companies located in the Murcia region.

Such challenges will be identified in an explanatory fiche-dossier available in the guidelines document. SMEs of any Member State of the EU or H2020 associated country are entitled to express interest and apply for providing digital solutions to those challenges.

€10.000 20/11/2021
DAPSI DAPSI will support up to 50 third parties through a total of three open calls.

The selected third parties will be engaged in a 9-month programme divided in two phases where experts in diverse fields will provide a successful working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, visibility and community building.

The focus of the call will be on Data Portability use cases.

€150.000 23/11/2021
CHERRIES The project is seeking for  innovative solutions to reach elderly people that are in need for social contacts, but often are hard to reach.

The solution / solutions that are granted funding will be conducted as a pilot project for a maximum of 8 months.

€31.500 25/22/2021

Cascade funding Dicembre 2021

Progetto Argomento Finanziamento Scadenza
PLATOON PLATOON will support SMEs that target at least 1 out of 4 experimentation areas within Big Data and Intelligent Applications in the Energy Sector:

  • Data governance, security, privacy and sovereignty;
  • Digital Interoperability,
  • Data Analytics applications in energy (such as Energy usage optimisation, Predictive maintenance, Demand forecast, etc.);
  • Edge computing (SW/HW).

Applicants of this Open Call are free to propose their own product/service based on the project information provided in the Guide for Applicants regarding project objectives, reference architecture, components already under development and the available large-scale pilots.

€150.000 1/12/2021
GEN4OLIVE wo different types of project activities will be supported:


Scope: implementation of activities based on the use of olive genetic resources extracted from Germplasm Bank collections in order to characterize/test new traits that can be bred into new olive tree varieties.


Scope: development of a technological solution aiming at supporting the implementation of pre-breeding activities for olive tree varieties.

€50.000 (individual projects)

€100.000 (collaborative projects)


AI4Media The main objective of the AI4Media – Open Call #1 is to engage entrepreneurs, companies (e.g., SMEs, mid-caps) and researchers that regularly develop and integrate applied research in the field of AI, to develop new research and applications for AI, and contribute to the enrichment of the pool of technological tools of the AI4Media (AI4EU) platform. €50.000 per applicant 1/12/2021
NGI Assure NGI Assure shall contribute towards identifying and solving current issues, but do not need to provide a complete solution by themselves (although they may). NGI Assure strengthens the means we have for collaboration among all humans, replacing assumptions and potentially unjustified trust with uncompromising safeguards and verifiability where possible.

The following types of activities qualify for financial support, provided they are cost effective and have a clear link to the topics directly relevant to NGI Assure mentioned above – providing – and the objectives set out in the call:

  • scientific research
  • design and development of open source software and open hardware
  • validation or constructive inquiry into existing or novel technical solutions
  • software engineering aimed at adapting to new usage areas or improving software quality
  • formal security proofs, security audits, setup and design of software testing and continuous integration
  • documentation for researchers, developers and end users
  • standardisation activities, including membership fees of standards bodies
  • understanding user requirements and improving usability/inclusive design
  • necessary measures in support of (broad)er deployability, e.g. packaging
  • participation in technical, developer and community events like hackathons, IETF, W3C, RIPE meetings, FOSDEM, etc. (admission fee, travel and subsistence costs)
  • other activities that are relevant to adhering to robust software development and deployment practices
  • project management
  • out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure essential to achieving the above


GALATEA The target audience of the GALATEA Innovation Support Mechanism Voucher Call 2 are innovative European SMEs from the Maritime (port, ship, shipyard, maritime surveillance), ICT, Aerospatial, Aeronautic sectors wishing to submit proposals related to Blue Growth.

Three voucher types are offered: Development and technology transfer (up to €20 000/proposal), Prototyping (up to €60 000/SME) and Large-scale demonstrator (up to €60 000/SME).

From €20.000 to €60.000 8/12/2021
SUN Main objective of SUN is to increase the commercialisation of space-enabled solutions and the growth of European start-ups and scale-ups in the space downstream and upstream sectors.

Three programmes are planned:

Pre-incubation – 3 months
Pre-acceleration – 6 months
Post-acceleration – 6 months


Task description:

  • Sub-call 1: Evaluation of ASCAPE Open AI infrastructure in healthcare institutions
  • Sub-call 2: Contribute new algorithms to improve or/and train ASCAPE Open AI infrastructure to detect new types of cancer or medical conditions
€250.000 (100%) to 3 up to 5 third parties 10/12/2021
EUCF The EUCF funding is open to municipalities/local authorities, groupings of municipalities/local authorities, and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities.

The objective of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across municipalities/local authorities (or their groupings) in Europe, by providing support to the development of investment concepts.

€60.000 17/12/2021
 IoT-NGIN The objective of the IoT-NGIN – Open Call #1 is to expand IoT-NGIN consortium with IoT devices manufacturers, embedded software and FPGA/soft core partners to offer a) open interfaces and access to their IoT systems or b) embed IoT software components running on FPGA/soft cores. Up to €150.000 30/12/2021

Cascade funding Gennaio 2022

Progetto Argomento Finanziamento Scadenza

 I-NERGY will select 10 bottom-up projects for the Technology Transfer Programme I, who will receive up to €50 000 for the execution of the project and take part in a 6 months support programme.

The scope of the programme is:

Building blocks and applications for new AI algorithms/services and small-scale experiments (prototypes) using own resources (modules, models and components) in order to address the developments and implementation of technology and systems applicable to specific cross-sectorial Challenges within the Energy sector for the purpose of enriching the AI resources and tools catalogue for Energy on Europe’s AI-on-demand platform AI4EU.

€50.000 13/01/2022

Beneficiaries: Consortia composed of three different entities from at least two different countries including one Academic/Industrial partner who acts as a Technology Provider and an Industrial partner acting as a Technology Receiver.

Support will be given to hree types of experiments:

  • Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE), which comprise a novel type of internship experiments allowing smaller projects, or less mature ideas to be presented, tested and thus potentially find the fertile ground to grow and reveal its product potentials;
  • Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTEs), focusing on one of the four defined underrepresented areas, will give the opportunity to form synergies, accelerate product orient projects and offer guidance towards successful commercialisation;
  • Cross-domain Technology Transfer Experiments (CTTEs), targeting to more complex multidisciplinary transfers and productization of novel CLEC CPS and the IoT technologies to wider markets.
€80.000 per experiment

(up to €60.000 per third party)


SEED Innovation Vouchers, up to €5000, are available to SME’s to support an innovation project or new idea. The vouchers can be used to finance (or part-finance) external support from technical, legal, financial, and business experts.

€5.000 26/01/2022