Open calls


  • ON - Beyond New Businesses at Zero Interest. The call promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) supports micro and small businesses made up mainly of young people 18-35 years old or women of all ages. Inside, a non-repayable grant has been introduced.
    Applications for participation will be examined according to the order of presentation and until funds are exhausted.


  • MATCHER, Open Innovation program: the 2nd edition is underway. The call for tenders dedicated to Emilia-Romagna companies aims to activate collaborations between the most innovative regional corporations and the most promising startups. The topics covered will be those of the European Green Deal and 10 companies will be selected from SMEs to Large companies, established before 2015 and with registered or operational headquarters in Emilia-Romagna.
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 10th 2021.


  • Zero, "CleanTech" open call: the call is open to participate in ZERO, the Italian accelerator of the National Accelerator Network of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) which will support the growth of 30 startups operating in "clean technologies". The goal of the call is to support the birth of 30 innovative Italian startups and SMEs in 3 years that produce software and hardware in the CleanTech field with a zero impact solution for the environment.
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 18th 2021.


  • Green & Blue - Smart Marathon: the hackathon promoted by Cisco with Officine Italia aims to involve students, startuppers, creatives and enthusiasts of IoT technologies to understand how, through technology, the aforementioned change in the field of mobility, urban planning, citizenship and environmental sustainability. The deadline for submitting projects is June 25th 2021.

  • 5G Call - LOGINNOV: the project, funded by Horizon 2020, opens applications to select 5 innovative startups and SMEs interested in developing 5G-based solutions within the Living Labs participating in the project and located in Athens (Greece), Hamburg (Germany ) and Luka Koper (Slovenia).
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th 2021.


  • DIGITbrani open call: launch of the first call, funded by Horizon 2020, which aims to give small and medium-sized enterprises easy access to Digital Twin Technology. The current call is the first two Open Calls that will support the development of 7 innovative experiments each, carried out by consortia composed of at least one end-user (startup or midcap of the manufacturing sector) and at least one technical partner (technology suppliers, organizations research, High Performance Computing provider or Digital Innovation Hub).
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th 2021.


  • Innovation Village Award 2021: applications are now open for the annual Innovation Village award which enhances solutions for sustainable development implemented in the Italian territory. The event rewards technologies capable of contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030 with a total budget of 55,000 euros including cash prizes, services and facilities.
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th 2021.


  • Olivetti IOT Challenge: TIM Wcap together with Olivetti and with the support of Mind the Bridge, involves startups, SMEs and scalups in the Internet of Thing field to identify the best technological solutions in the sector and support Olivetti in the development of the Italian Digital Farm for the IoT .
    The proposals presented may concern the following market segments:
    - Industry
    - Retail
    - Urban
    The deadline for submitting applications is June 30th 2021.


  • 1° Open call ELISE: the call for Artificial Intelligence solutions developed by SMEs and startups is open. The call promoted by ELISE - European Network of Centers of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI), will select 16 SMEs and startups that will participate in a 6-month program and will receive a lump sum of 60,000 euros for the development of new solutions in specific areas.
    The deadline for submitting applications is July 1th 2021.


  • Bocconi for Innovation Startup call: the fourth edition of the call is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs, who will have the opportunity to apply for the pre-acceleration and acceleration programs of B4i - Bocconi for innovation. The accelerator, in addition to an investment of 30 thousand euros and a four-month program, will also offer the opportunity to interact with mentors, expert consultants and companies active in their fields of interest.
    The deadline for submitting applications is July 4th 2021.