Cascade Funding Calls

Cascade Funding Calls

There are currently a total of 29 open cascade funding calls. You can get the complete list with corresponding deadlines by downloading our free ebook “Cascade Funding Calls Calendar”. In this document you will also find the links to each of these callswhere all the related information is included.


Cascade funding upcoming deadlines

Of those open calls, those with an upcoming closing date should be highlighted:

ONTOCHAIN Open Call 3 – Application and experimentation

Deadline: 25 july

Task description: ONTOCHAIN will deliver a new software ecosystem for trusted, traceable and transparent ontological knowledge management. [ Read more ]

InterConnect Interoperable-by-Design Prototypes Open Call  

Deadline: 26 july

Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids or for short “InterConnect” is an EU funded innovation project gathering 50 European entities, such as R&D Consultancy, Manufacturers, IoT and ICT Providers, DSOs, Retailers and End-Users, to develop and demonstrate advanced solutions for connecting and converging digital homes and buildings with the electricity sector. [ Read more ]

EIT RIS Matchmaking Innovation Market

Deadline: 27 july

This Call is aimed at overcoming one of the main problems in advancing innovation in areas of human activity that have a critical impact on greenhouse gas emissions – cities, land use, materials, and finance – and to create climate-resilient communities: replicating effort instead of strengthening what is already on the market. The goal of the Call is to enhance knowledge transfer among partners in the EIT Climate-KIC community and support the systemic challenge-led collaboration and the development of local and impactful climate action in RIS eligible countries. [ Read more ]

AI REGIO – 2nd Open Call for experiments

Deadline: 29 july

The objective for the second open call of AI REGIO project is to select up to 17 SME-driven experiments:

  • 10 Type A experiments: Single participant (SME) projects, applicable to TOPIC-1 and TOPIC-2,
  • 7 Type B experiments: Mini-consortia (SME + DIH + optional third partner), applicable to TOPIC-1, TOPIC-2 and TOPIC-3 (all the TOPICS) [ Read more ]

PULSATE: 2nd Open Call for Technology Transfer Experiments for Innovative Laser-based Solutions (LBAAM)

Deadline: 29 july

Task description: PULSATE will select high potential Technology Transfer Experiments (TTEs) to accelerate the design, development and uptake of Laser Based Advanced & Additive Manufacturing (LBAAM) by European Industry – especially SMEs. The experiment is an end-user-relevant case study [ Read more ]

What is Cascade Funding?

It is a funding mechanism promoted by the European Commission for the distribution of smaller public funds. Thanks to this type of funding, different types of organizations, mainly SMEs and Start Ups, can obtain grants to incorporate and promote new technologies.

Beneficiary sectors

Cascad Funding reaches all types of sectors, however, the most strategic ones are:

  • Digital areas
  • Industry 4.0, data
  • Embedded systems
  • Blockchain
  • Energy efficiency

How does Cascade Funding works?

The European Union allows some projects that have already been funded to publish their own calls for proposals. This simplifies the administrative processes, distributing these smaller funds in a more agile and simple way.


Therefore, organizations can benefit from the advantages of this type of funding such as:

  • Possibility of obtaining funds between €50,000 and €200,000.
  • To collaborate with large companies.
  • No bank guarantee is required to participate.
  • Shorter evaluation times.
  • Faster administrative management.
  • Simpler financial reporting.
  • Higher success rate.