Block.Is - 2nd Open Call is Launched28.04.2020
Block.Is is Looking for Innovative Start-Ups and SMEs from the Blockchain Sector
ICT Cluster invites SMEs to participate in the Block.IS Second Call for projects and to receive up to €60,000 of funding and business support through an acceleration process!
The Block.IS project seeks to support SMEs and startups to generate blockchain-based products, processes and business models with strong market potential in the sectors of agrifood, logistics and finance.
Who can apply?
Innovative Startups & SMEs ready to catalyze their blockchain-based ideas within agrifood, logistics and finance sectors
What is the funding and other benefits?
Selected projects will get the chance to start an ambitious 3-phase acceleration programme that aims to support the market uptake
and impact of the proposed innovation/ solutions:
- Up to €60,000 of equity-free funding to develop an innovative, competitive and market oriented blockchain-based application
- Tailor-made technical support
- Business support and 1-on 1-mentorship
How to apply ?
Submit your application via the F6S Platform until July 22nd, 2020 (17:00 CEST)
What are the eligibility criteria?
An SME is considered eligible for Block.IS Acceleration Process if it complies will ALL the following rules:
i. It is a legal entity established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 Associated country as defined in H2020 rules for participation
ii. It is a technology provider or technology adopter/user providing innovation in the agrifood, logistics and/or finance sector.
iii. Start-ups that do not have yet annual turnover or balance sheets are also considered eligible given that they fulfil the criteria (a) and (b) of section §3.1 at submission time. (See Annex 2: Guideline for applicants)
iv. In case an SME is awarded a sub-project, it will remain eligible even if, at a certain point during the sub-project execution, it does not fulfil criteria (b) or (c) of section §3.1. (See Annex 2: Guideline for applicants)
More about the project and application
The Block.IS project’s vision is to build an open and collaborative cross-border, cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem that fosters the use of blockchain technology in three vital sectors for the European economy: agrifood, logistics and finance. Block.IS aims to provide to competitive and market oriented European SMEs access to knowledge, technology, capital and markets with the aim to place new products/ services in the market targeting blockchain technology.
More information about the project can be found here.
More information about the application is here.