Calls promoted by Zabala Innovation

At Zabala Innovation, we organise and manage several cascade funding projects. Here, you can see some of the most important calls in which we participate.


The aim of DAPSI is to facilitate citizens’ transfer of data from one service provider to another, in a simpler and more straightforward way, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation was developed to give individuals better control over their personal data.

Switching from one service provider to another entails significant effort and difficulty for some users. Data processing service providers should develop interoperable formats that allow data portability, as soon as possible.


REACH aims to launch second generation data incubators for start-ups and SMEs in Europe to develop innovative experiments through the use of data value chains.

Large online consumer platforms have demonstrated that data is an asset which translates directly into value, and this value can be multiplied by merging data shared between stakeholders into a single value chain.


The goal of EUHUBS4DATA is to create a federation of reference in Europe for cross-border Big Data experimentation and innovation. It aims to provide a comprehensive pan-European catalogue of data sources and services to foster data-driven innovation at local and regional levels.

The importance and impact that data has on the European economy, industry and society today is unquestionable.


The project seeks to create a European data-driven innovation hub that brings together entrepreneurs, artists and other stakeholders in the media value chain to develop a programme that expands on current models and finds new ways for individuals to engage with quality journalism, scientific education and democratic processes.

There is certainly a challenge in creating new approaches, experiences and information technologies that both entertain and educate at the same time.


DigiFed implements a business plan for the sustainability of the federation of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), while fostering the uptake of advanced digital technologies by EU SMEs, focusing on non-digital companies to encourage the introduction of digital technologies in their product and service offerings.

DigiFed opens the way to a new era of digitisation of European industry. It aims to bring a new wave of products and services enhanced by digital functionality and fulfilling the needs of society and the market.


NESOI aims to unlock the potential of EU islands to integrate the European Energy Transition. Green energy investments will be made available to an audience of 2,400 inhabited EU islands, providing the opportunity to test innovative energy technologies and approaches in a competitive way.

Funds are available to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Many islands are engaged in the energy transition; however, most of them do not have the necessary, required experience.


The main objective of the BLOCKCHERS project is to make it easier for blockchain technologies to reach traditional SMEs in Europe by expanding their business models and facilitating collaboration with other companies.

Traditional SMEs need support and knowledge for digitisation to improve their competitiveness by reaching more customers and building their trust. Currently, costs are higher for these companies, because they face more impediments to benefit from economies of scale.


FIWARE is a set of free software technologies whose development has been supported by the European Commission and large companies in the technology sector since 2011, through the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP).

FIWARE is composed of a set of technologies that facilitate the creation of new applications and software services based on recognised standards and through a multitude of software pieces that can be integrated with each other.



The IRSUS (Innovation Radar Support Services) project will support European innovators and companies (research teams, SMEs, spin-offs and start-ups) reach the market by providing free business services to the most promising innovations coming from R&I projects of the different European Framework Programmes. For this purpose, the European Commission’s tool called the “Innovation Radar” will be used.



The European network for investment in eco-innovation, INNEON, is funded by the European Commission under its Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). INNEON aims to build stable networks of EU funding sources for eco-innovative companies, allowing the European market to evolve towards products and services committed to the environment and sustainability. Zabala Innovation coordinates this project.



Data Market Services’ main objective is to transform the European entrepreneurship ecosystem to overcome the barriers on the way for SMEs and data start-ups to achieve market success.

The project aims to support the development of secure platforms for the exchange of personal and business data. This lack of privacy hinders the creation of a data marketplace, because the exchange is limited to open data only. In addition, there are barriers (such as SME inclusion, market competitiveness, etc.) in the way of specialised companies to reach market success.