Block.IS Open Call – equity-free funding for blockchain startups
STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the Block.IS Acceleration Programme and catalyse your blockchain innovation!
Block.IS is an acceleration programme that aims 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 accelerator supports SMEs and startups from the ICT sector all the way from ideation to commercialisation offering them tailored business and technical support as well as direct funding. To help founders build high-tech venture-backable enterprises, Block.IS offers €2.8 M of total funding through 2 open calls.
Block.IS aims to provide 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.
Second Open Call
Submission to the 2nd Open Call were enabled on the 22nd of April 2020 and will end on the 22nd of July 2020 at 17:00 CEST (Brussels time).
Block.IS is looking for Innovative Startups & SMEs ready to catalyse their blockchain-based ideas within agrifood, logistics and finance sectors. The accelerator offers up to €60,000 of equity-free funding, tailor-made technical support, extensive business support and 1-on-1 mentorship.
More information about the Open Call, Eligibility Criteria and the Acceleration Programme can be found within the Block.IS Guidelines for Applicants (page 15).
Block.IS Virtual Challenges
Block.IS will organise 4 challenges. The winners of each challenge (in total 8 SMEs) will enter the Block.IS INNOVATE phase. The procedures and selection process of the challenges are described in the the Block.IS Guidelines for Applicants (page 29). It should be underlined that SMEs that participate at the challenges but are not selected, may submit proposals via the Open Call submission procedure. For each challenge there will be one external organization, the challenger, that will define a theme and the problem to be addressed. The theme will be announced with the challenge, the problem will only be announced during challenge kick-off.
Deadline for each Block.IS Challenge application submission is July 3rd, 17:00 CEST (Brussels Time). Block.IS Challenges Information Pack provides a set of information regarding Block.IS Challenges – such as Context, Eligibility Criteria, Agenda, as well as Motivation and Theme of each Challenge.