Open Opportunities

This page lists current calls, job vacancies and open opportunities that may be of interest to the innovation community. Scroll down for opportunities for startups, SMEs and R&I actors.


Funding and projects 

Waitro and Research Beeline provide a platform that offers many funding opportunities for registered companies with a specific focus on Africa and ASEAN regions. This comprehensive and relevant tool publishes opportunities that cover all areas of research and all levels of researchers. At the same time, the platform also alerts businesses when new funding offers appeared. More info

Deadline: Ongoing 


AEDIB|NET: Groups of organisations are being sought to offer their expertise to enrich European-African innovation ecosystems. Expertise in either climate smart agriculture, smart cities, digital trade or clean tech is desired, whilst set up costs, networking opportunities and expert support will be provided. More info

Deadline: 8 February 2022


European Innovation Council Accelerator: Companies meeting the EIC criteria for excellence, impact and risk-level are invited to prepare full applications for grants of up to €2.5 million. This financial support also comes with a range of Business Acceleration Services, providing access to leading expertise, corporates, investors and ecosystem actors. More info

Deadline: Ongoing


EIT-EIC CollabPilot:two funding opportunities are available for companies in the science/health fields. Ready for Investment will provide ventures with expert advice and support with a market value of €10,000 tailored to each business’ needs. Gold Track offers startups the chance to attend workshops with top science advisors, as well as present to hand-picked investors and industry partners. More info

Deadline: Various


IFC Projects:  Any company or entreprenuer seeking funding can do so by approaching IFC directly. There is no standard project, application form or model that is expected, but the project must be aimed at the developing world whilst being environmentally and socially sound. More info

Deadline: Ongoing 


Horizon Europe: The EU's key funding programme for innovation and research has a budget of €95.5 million for the 2021-2027 period. A huge range of funding opportunities that work to support EU policies and achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals are open, with more to come over the course of the programme. More info

Deadline: Various 


For startups and SMEs

5th China, Shenzhen, International Innovative & Entrepreneurial Competition: open to all foreign innovation and entrepreneurship projects, the competition includes a venture capital pool of RMB 25 billion, spread over 40 investment institutions, to support outstanding projects. More info

Deadline: Various


European Space Agency Funding: Businesses can apply for funding from ESA Business Applications in two main ways: through Open Calls for Proposals and through Competitive Tenders. Companies are expected to already be engaged in commercial or developmental activities within the target sectors. More info

Deadline: Various deadlines


10000 startups by NASSCOM: The programme was started in 2013 with the idea of funding 10,000 Indian startups in 10 years. Selected startups are helped to raise money from VCs, government funds, and angel investors, among others. Focus sectors: healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and AI. More info

Deadline: Ongoing


SMEBOOK provides a matchmaking service that uses algorithms to recommend partnerships between technology companies based on their needs and interests. By mapping value chains and compiling information on tech companies, accurate matching of technology partners is possible. More info

Deadline: Ongoing


Brazil-Europe matchmaking platform: Enabling virtual direct contacts and business initiation among RTI focused start-ups, companies, soft landing hubs, and other organizations between Brazil and Europe. Coverage soon to be expanded to the wider Latin American and Caribbean Region in the near future. More info

Deadline: Ongoing 


IFC Projects:  Any company or entreprenuer seeking funding can do so by approaching IFC directly. There is no standard project, application form or model that is expected, but the project must be aimed at the developing world whilst being environmentally and socially sound. More info

Deadline: Ongoing 



Useful links

World Bank

IADB

AFDB

ISDB

IFC

WAITRO

IEDC

Global Innovation & Technology Association

European Commission funding programmes

TED E-tendering

European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot

COSME

European Investment Bank (EIB)

European Investment Fund (EIF)

Open Research Europe


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