Are you an entrepreneur looking to support your venture? Need funding to grow your enterprise or project to a whole new level?

📝 Note from the editor: make sure to bookmark this page as we keep adding more funding opportunities as we discover them.

To help you out, we’ve put together an overview of funding opportunities to help you with just that. The opportunities that are available in the upcoming months have been sorted in chronological order below.

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💰 Great funding opportunities to support your venture in 2021

Techmatch 3rd Open Call

Deadline: March 31, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Danish SMEs in the construction industry
Funding: 500K – 750K DKK

The purpose is to match Danish companies in the construction industry with a high-end EU tech startup, providing technology such as AI, Robotics, BIM, IoT, Software and Sensors.

Each Match will enjoy support from FundingBox, BLOXHUB and Realdania during a period of 6 months while the SME and startup work together to implement, adapt and/or develop the technology to address the identified challenge.

URBAN-X Accelerator Program

Deadline: April 8, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: The program is looking to support startups with solutions to cities’ toughest challenges, particularly startups creating products in the following sectors: public health and safety, food waste and water, city infrastructure, energy, mobility, and government technology.
Funding: $10,000,000 average investment per company

Every six months URBAN-X selects up to 10 urban tech startups and invest at least $100,000 per company. The 20-week accelerator program equips startups facing the unique challenges of working with and in cities.

Infrastructure solutions for zero emission vehicles

Deadline: April 21, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: UK registered businesses of any size
Funding: between £300,000 and £800,000

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), formerly Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), are investing up to £17 million in support of solutions that address challenges associated with the uptake of zero emission vehicles in this programme.

The aim of this competition is to fund innovative infrastructure solutions that support this transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.

OpenCall for Technology Transfer Experiments

Deadline: April 22 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: SMEs and slightly bigger companies; Technology providers/Innovators working on LBAAM technology and want to receive support in testing it in production environments; End users (manufacturing companies)/Adopters looking to upgrade their processes using LBAAM technology
Funding: Up to €150k and technical support

Apply to the PULSATE’s 1st OpenCall for Technology Transfer Experiments (TTEs)! Up to €150k and technical support is waiting for SMEs working with laser-based solutions, or for those that would like to adopt the technology in their processes.


Farming Innovation Pathways

Deadline: April 28, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: UK registered businesses of any size
Funding: between £75,000 and £250,000

The aim of this competition is to support the development of novel innovations to develop and support a productive, resilient, and sustainable agricultural sector.

WeldGalaxy 2nd OpenCall

Deadline: April 29, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: SMEs and Mid Cap companies that are working on new products or processes in arc welding
Funding:Up to €100,000 funding per pilot

WeldGalaxy will launch 2 Open Calls (OICs) to select up to 25 Open Innovation Pilots [OIPs]. Those Pilots will participate as beta testers of the WeldGalaxy platform to help in creating the market proof to test the ‘online welding equipment and consumables platform’.

NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace

Deadline: May 19, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprises
Funding: between £100,000 and £300,000

The aim of this competition is to provide help for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovative aerospace technologies. These will enhance your capabilities and increase your ability to win new business.

Innovate UK Smart Grants

Deadline: May 26, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: UK registered businesses of any size or a research and technology organisation
Funding: between £17,500 and £2M

Innovate UK Smart Grants

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas that can significantly impact the UK economy. All proposals must be business focused.

BlockStart Open Call #3

Deadline: May 26, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Blockchain/ DLT startups & developers with big ideas and the passion to make them happen
Funding: Up to €20,000 equity free in cash, plus the opportunity to pilot in real life and with real users

BlockStart is launching its third and final Open Call for applications in fintech, ICT and retail. This 3-stage intensive mentor-led acceleration programme starts with an Ideation Kick-off event, after which the most successful blockchain/DLT solution providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype stage aimed at supporting the product/market fit of their solution.

Lighthouse Labs Accelerator

Deadline: June 7, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: startups developing innovative digital health and medical device technologies
Funding: Lighthouse Labs invests $20,000 in a cohort of startups

Lighthouse Labs is a nationally recognized accelerator based in Richmond, Virginia. 12-week acceleration experience for high-growth startups is designed to help founders develop quickly and expand their market with a tested business.


Deadline: August 17, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: startups from all around the world and from all stages
Funding: Up to EUR 55k in funding

RootCamp – A SpinLab Incubator – is a stage-independent incubation program focused on AgriFood Tech innovation based in Hannover, Germany. RootCamp supports startups who want to accelerate their paths to market and have a positive impact in the AgriFood Tech sector with disruptive solutions.

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

Deadline: June 30, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: UK registered businesses of any size
Funding: between £500,000 and £5 million

The aim of this competition is to facilitate the UK’s niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD).

Your proposal must help the UK to achieve the objectives of the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge and have a significant impact on the PEMD supply chain in the UK to support the UK’s drive towards net zero.

IETF energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies

Deadline: July 14, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: This competition is aimed at UK’s businesses that use energy or produce direct emissions as a result of their industrial processes
Funding: starting from £30,000

This competition aims to support feasibility and engineering studies necessary to enable an investment decision in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation solutions.

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