Open calls


  • STARTUP3 ACCELERATOR: it is now possible to apply for the STARTUP3 ACCELARATOR, tender aiming at supporting the development of the most promising deep-tech entrepreneurial ideas. The call consists of an acceleration path giving the winning teams the chance to meet and propose the ideas to investors and enterprises.

       Applications can be submitted until depletion of funds.

  • Premio Start-up Luciano Miotto: it is now possible to apply for the Luciano Miotto Startup award, which aims to promote digitalization and Italian innovation, focusing on fostering young businesses with high growth potential. The call addresses individuals and project teams, established no more than 2 years from the award's opening date, in the following areas: Hi-tech & digital, innovative services for businesses, social innovation and circular economy, technologies and innovation for internationalization. The winning team will be granted free virtual incubation for a period of one year, and the finalists will benefit from service packages to develop their project.

       Applications can be submitted by January 20, 2022.

  • HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02: it is now possible to apply for the “Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal” call, included in the Work Program 2021-2022 of the Digital, Industry and Space Cluster by Horizon Europe. This tender deals with various digital and industrial tech subjects, as well as the aerospace industry, which have an impact on all sectors of the economy and society. The call is included in Destination 4, with which the European Commission aims at encouraging strategic autonomy in digital and future technologies. 

       Applications can be submitted by January 27, 2022.

  • Cluster Fabbrica Intelligente: now open the Co-Innovation Hub call, in collaboration with the Intelligent Factory Cluster to identify startups and scaleups in the following areas:

    • Improvement of the interactions between systems and operators,

    • Sustainability of manufacturing processes,

    • Evolution of the cooperation of the supply chains.

        The aim of the tender is to identify synergies between associates and startups to                   develop joint trials. Subsequently, start-ups and scale-ups will have the possibility of             planning one-to-one in-depth studies with companies.

        Applications can be submitted by January 30, 2022.

  • ConnecTO Startup Contest: now open the first edition of ConnecTO Startup Contest, a Call for Ideas by Infratel Italia to support the ecosystem of innovation and startups with a social impact. The call is open to startups, innovative small and medium enterprises, university spin-offs and young talents in the fields of new connectivity solutions, new tools for construction sites and infrastructure monitoring, and Madtech solutions for the Telco sector. The 10 finalists will have the opportunity to present their pitch during an event in February 2022 and the 3 winning projects will have access to an "Innovation Track".

       Applications can be submitted by January 31, 2022.

  • AIPlan4EU: second Open Call for Use-Cases now open, inserted in the AIPlan4EU project, to promote the planning of use-cases in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The aim of the project is to improve the possibilities and capabilities of exploiting technology to plan for AI in various fields and to offer financial support to single individuals, enterprises and innovators. This call will finance 5 proposals for use-cases, which may have the chance of being implemented in future Open Calls and will concern various application areas, from space to logistics and submarine robotics. The financing will amount to 1.500 euros for use-cases, and up to 30.000 euroes to support the implementation of use-cases.

       Applications can be submitted by February 10, 2022.

  • CEFAT4Cities: applications now open to participate in the second challenge of the CEFAT4Cities virtual hackathon, a competition looking for innovative ideas for new services, solutions or intelligent applications. The call addresses startups, university students, researchers, professionals and associations; each team must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants. The hackathon, funded by the EU under the CEF Telecom program, will include two Building Blocks: Context Broker and eTranslation. The goal is to create innovative solutions to support technical and commercial activities in the fields of Smart Cities, Smart Tourism, eGovernance and Open Data. The three winning teams will receive a monetary prize.

       Applications can be submitted by February 15, 2022.

  • FAROS: now open the new Faros call, managed by a|cube, accelerator and incubator focused on realities with high social and environmental impact. The call is aimed at supporting startups in the blue economy and port innovation through the following services:

    • acceleration program,

    • personalized mentoring activities,

    • pre-seed investment up to € 65,000

    • open innovation activities with Corporate Partners who support the program.

       Applications can be submitted by February 15, 2022.

  • HORIZON-CL4-2021-SPACE-01: call now open for “Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global spaced-based infrastructures, services and applications and data” included in the Work Program 2021-2022 of the Cluster Digital, Industry and Space by Horizon Europe. The call is part of the Destination 5 which aims at improving the strategic autonomy for what regards the development, implementation and use of global spaced-based infrastructures, applications and data, and strengthening the independent ability of the EU to access space.

       Applications can be submitted by February 16, 2022.

  • REACH: second Open Call for startups and small and medium enterprises now open. REACH, "the EuRopEAn incubator for trusted and secure data value Chains" is a 4-phase incubation / acceleration program funded by Horizon 2020. The aim of the call is testing safe and reliable solutions for the personal and industrial use of Big Data tools. The tender will finance 30 SMEs and startups that develop a Data Value Chain scenario, proposing innovative products and services employing Big Data tools. Each company will receive up to € 100,000 and the winning team will receive up to € 120,000.

       Applications can be submitted by February 22, 2022.