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                    Catalyst funds

Catalyst funds aim to enhance collaboration between industry and researchers during early concept development, promoting the transition of new ideas to higher maturity levels through financial support and access to industrial collaboration environments.

How does it work?

Sixteen focused projects will be awarded in two waves, with the potential for additional projects to receive support. Each project offers significant opportunities for concept development and maturity.

There will be two calls for funding, each open for two months and announced on the Funding and Tenders Portal and Engage 2 website. Evaluation and awards will be conducted by the Awards Board. Projects funded in the first call may also receive funding in the second call, with a maximum total support of €60k per entity. Each project will run for up to 12 months and conclude with a final technical report.

Proposals should demonstrate original contributions to the state of the art and can focus on thematic challenges or be ‘open.’ Submissions can come from single entities or consortia of two to four entities located in eligible countries.

The first Call for Catalyst funding is currently open, with proposals accepted in English as PDF files.

To submit a proposal, please send the PDF proposal and project administrative form (available below for download) to with the subject line “Catalyst Call.”

The deadline for submissions is May 13, 2024, at 17:00 Brussels time.

The full text of the call, along with additional details, is available below for download.

We invite you to download the full text of the call, providing additional details and information to assist you in preparing your proposal.