Calls and funding

Browse this overview of gateways to calls and funding programmes which may be relevant sources to support Bioregions initiatives.

This is a non-comprehensive listing and the Bioregions Facility does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.

International calls & one-stop-shops

European Commission: funding, tenders

Find calls for funding proposals, get information on funding processes and programmes, and apply online. Learn about the tendering process and opportunities for doing business with the European Commission.

EU Funding Programmes

A list of the funding programmes implemented through the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, divided by heading and cluster.

EU Funding by
Management Type

EU funding is managed by the Commission, jointly with EU Member States, or through implementing partners. The management mode (shared, direct, indirect) determines the procedure for applications and how they are evaluated.

Innovation
Place Platform

Innovation Place is the Open Innovation platform supporting collaborative research through the matching of pre-screened Research and Development projects, qualified organisations, and public funding opportunities.

Aurora Funding Database for
Sciences and Arts
(for Finland)

The Aurora database offers Finnish funding opportunities in the field of science and the arts, both for project funding and personal grants. The database collects funding from more than 400 organisations and can be used free of charge.

For projects and research, travel, workshops & education

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

COST is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. COST Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field.

European Commission:
funding, tenders

Find calls for funding proposals, get information on funding processes and programmes, and apply online. Learn about the tendering process and opportunities for doing business with the European Commission.

The World Bank Programmes & internships

The World Bank’s Internship and Talent programmes are open to students and entry-level professionals who are nationals of the Bank’s member countries and attract a large number of highly qualified candidates. The objective of these programmes is to offer selected candidates the opportunity to enhance their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.

OECD Fellowship Awards Programme

The OECD Co-operative Research Programme’s main aim is to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide relevant scientific information and advice that will inform future policy decisions related to the sustainable use of natural resources, in the areas of food, agriculture, forests and fisheries.

For companies

Competitiveness of
Enterprises and Small and
Medium-sized Enterprisesv (COSME)

COSME is improving access to finance for SMEs through two financial instruments that have been available since August 2014.

European Commission
Access to finance for SMEs

Tailor-made support to help SMEs grow and innovate is essential. EU financing programmes are generally not provided as direct funding but channel support through local, regional, or national authorities, or financial intermediaries such as banks and venture capital organisations that provide funding with financial instruments.

European Innovation Council
(EIC)

The EIC is a European Union initiative that has the overall objective of identifying, developing, and deploying high-risk innovations of all kinds, with a particular focus on breakthrough, market-creating and deep-tech innovations.

For regions & regional development

EU structural and investment
funds

The European Commission offers a range of instruments and funds for regional funding addressed to public bodies, some private sector organisations (especially small businesses), universities, associations, NGOs and voluntary organisations.

European Social Fund (ESF)

The European Social Fund (ESF) is the EU’s most important instrument for helping EU citizens with finding better jobs and for ensuring fairer job opportunities for all. Both individuals and organisations can apply for funding for an employment-related project.

NAMA Facility

The NAMA Facility supports developing countries and emerging economies that show an ambition to play a leading role in the field of climate protection. The Facility make the necessary funding available for these countries to begin implementing their NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions).

By Bioregion

European Bioregions Acceleration Programme (EBAP)

The European Bioregions Accelerator is an initiative founded in Finland by a team of bioeconomy industry experts and coaches who guide and mentor promising start-ups all the way from an initial project idea to unprecedented access to capital and market experience.

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