Acceleration Programme

Program: BlockStart

Project Calls
BlockStart is a six-month acceleration programme funded by the European Commission, which aims to promote blockchain adoption in retail, fintech, and ICT.
Expected call opening date
  • 17/03/2021
Deadline to submit applications applications
  • 26/05/2021
Starting of projects
  • 01/07/2021
Total EU Budget for the year
  • 795,000€
Average budget per project
  • Each selected start-up will benefit from: Up to €20k equity-free grant; Mentoring from BlockStart and external experts; Pilot implementation with potential clients; Promotion at BlockStart and external events; Matchmaking with investors and communities.
Number of projects to be funded
  • 40
  • EU or H2020 associated countries
Target applicants
  • Small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 2003/361/EC*.
  • Located in EU or H2020 associated countries.
  • Be a technology provider or adopter able to develop or adopt solutions framed within one of the following sectors: fintech, ICT and retail.
Main stakeholders
  • N/A

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