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Cascade Funding & new opportunities for entrepreneurship and startups across Europe

Zabala is currently managing 5 programmes with their own open calls for funding and/or services directed to Startups and entrepreneurs. Find out more about the conditions and selection procedures for each funding programme.

What are those programmes about?

These programmes are initiatives fostering entrepreneurship and startups across Europe under ICT applied to different verticals Industry, Energy, Transport, Logistics, Environment, Health, Media, Smart Cities, etc.

 

Which are these programmes?

 

DATA MARKET SERVICES

A programme offering free support services in acceleration, fundraising, standardization, legal, IP, promotion and data skills. All oriented to data-centric SMEs and startups all over Europe.

 

BLOCKCHERS

Acceleration process for SMEs and startups to build real world use cases of blockchain technologies. Offering free equity funding, free technical infrastructure and training certificate. Projects funded will be a tandem of a blockchain SME + end-user SME.

 

EDI

Data challenge solving incubation programme. Offering engaging with major corporations. Free equity funding, free infrastructure and training. SMEs, startups and individuals are eligible.

 

NGI Explorers

Fellowship programme with top US entities. Sponsor top EU researchers and innovators to enjoy a unique deep dive in the US market. The programme and conditions will be available from May on.

 

DAPSI

A programme focus in funding iniciatives that support the right to data portability, one of the priorities of the European Commission.  SMEs, startups, research centers, universities and individuals are eligible.

 

DIGIFED

 It paves the way to a new era of digitising European industry. DigiFed engages regional authorities to insure a full support to SME towards digital transformation provided by a complete innovation ecosystem (RTOs, large groups, clusters, innovation experts, universities and public bodies). 

 

 

When should I submit my project?

Each program can be a direct or indirect opportunity. Check out the following calendar with the dates you should keep in mind if you ara interested in any of the projects:

 

What’s in them for me?

Each programme can be a direct or indirect opportunity. Check the following table:

Programme

Data Market Services

Blockchers

EDI

NGI Explorers

Call for

Free support services

Up to €50k per company

Up to €100k per team

Up to €27,9k per fellow

Technology

Data

Blockchain (or Distributed Ledger Technologies)

Big Data

Next Generation Internet (blockchain, AI, 5G, Cyber, data…)

Direct

Beneficiaries

SMEs/startups working with data

Team of tech-startup & use case SME

SMEs/startups and individuals

SMEs, hitech-startups and researchers

Indirect beneficiaries

Investors and business angels networks

External players like industry, corporates or associations linking to us via non-binding MoU

New data providers like corporates willing to provide data for future open calls

US nodes

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Youtube

Youtube

Youtube

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