Tyrėjų Grand Prix

PhD students, listen up!

Tyrėjų Grand Prix announces start of accepting applications.
Challenging yourself is worth it, because the participants will not only receive individual training, test themselves on stage, but also share the €4,500 prize pool!

Applications are accepted here

VDS Startup Competition

VDS Startup Competition is open to startups from around the world and from all sectors, with at least an MVP, that are developing solutions to generate a positive impact on society, acting as catalysts for positive and sustainable change globally.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of industry experts and investors following criteria such as innovation, scalability, impact.

By applying to the VDS Startup Competition, your startup will be eligible to pitch on stage during the celebration of the event in front of the 12,000 expected attendees and a top-level jury of  high-profile investors and leading corporations. A jury of experts will choose the winners who will have their own exhibition space at VDS2025.

Registration: here

Andorra Sports Scale-Up program

Andorra Business and Andorra Research + Innovation (Andorra), in partnership with Global Sport Innovation Center Powered by Microsoft  (GSIC) and with the support of SPSG Consulting (SPSG) are launching the second edition of the Andorra Sports Scale-Up Program, to select a second cohort of the best sport-tech companies in Andorra and across the world, and help them in their internationalization process.

The call aims to identify the most promising technological solutions that can help improve the sports industry in general, with priority over those focused on winter and mountain sports, and have the potential for scalability and internationalization.

The program will focus on the sports ecosystem in Andorra, which is naturally connected with Mountain and Winter Sports, but not limited. The Scale-Up Program will help these companies to scale their internationalization efforts.

The finalist three selected startups will have the opportunity to access the three-month scale-up program and all the contents, mentoring sessions, and activities that it includes.

The startups will enter 3-month scaleup program and benefit from the content and activities developed around:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Internationalizing in the sports industry
  • Andorra Ecosystem
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Business model, strategy, finances, and a lot more!

Apply to the program: here

GAEA programme Info Day

GAEA stands at the forefront of Europe’s quest for sustainable development and energy autonomy.

Aligned with the European Green Deal, GAEA actively contributes to Europe’s response to global environmental challenges and the geopolitical landscape. By fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the green energy sector, GAEA not only addresses immediate regional needs but also plays a crucial role in shaping a resilient and autonomous European future.

GAEA is designed for innovators who want to transform their ideas into sustainable innovations and for researchers who want to engage in cutting-edge projects by bringing scientific discoveries to market.

This is a pivotal moment to engage with the GAEA Project – your gateway to the heart of Europe’s dynamic open innovation program towards energy autonomy.

Embrace this opportunity with GAEA and join the path towards a greener, more resilient, and sustainable future. Let’s innovate, transform, and lead the change in shaping the energy-autonomous Europe of the future.

Apply to the program: here

Funding for startups is back – cover travel costs to foreign tech events!

Are you a startup, registered in Lithuania for no longer than 5 years? We have some great news for you!

Funding for your travels to foreign startup events is back! We are waiting for your applications until the 17th of November via email paraiskos@inovacijuagentura.lt.

If you are planning to attend an event in the period between:

  • 1 January - 15 July, fill out this application: here
  • 16 July - 31 December, fill out this application: here


What’s the purpose of the measure?

To promote the internationalization of Lithuanian startups, the establishment of contacts with foreign investors and/or potential partners, clients by reimbursing travel costs to foreign startup events.

What is the total amount allocated to the measure?

EUR 150,000, distributed as EUR 75,000 per period.

From which budget is the measure financed?

From the State of the Lithuania budget.

Which events are funded?

  • International, i.e. taking place abroad;
  • High-tech and/or startup related;
  • Relevant to the field in which the applicant operates;
  • Must take place in a foreign country that is not included in the list of countries not recommended for travel, as listed on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania https://keliauk.urm.lt/.
  • Must take place in the period between 1 January - 31 December 2024.
  • A maximum of two foreign events held/to be held in 2024 per startup may be funded.

Who can be an applicant?

  • Startup, i.e. a startup company registered in Lithuania, which has been registered in the Register of Legal Entities for no more than 5 years.

How many times can the same applicant receive a grant per call?

  • Two grants to attend different events in different foreign countries, but the total amount of the grants cannot exceed EUR 3,500 per startup.

How is the selection process carried out?

The selection process is continuous. Applicants can apply as soon as they have incurred the costs and can justify them even if the event has yet to take place.

Until when can I apply?

Until 17 November, 2024, 11:59pm.

Can I get a refund now, if I have attended an event since 1 January?

If event meets the criteria listed above, you're entitled to be refunded.

Does the event have to have taken place and the costs incurred at the time of application?

The 2024 foreign event can be both ongoing at the time of application and yet to take place in the future (e.g. in a month other than the month in which the application is being submitted), but the costs (e.g. flight bookings, event ticket costs) must have already been incurred at the time of the application.

What documents must accompany the application?

  1. Single company declaration.
  2. Declaration of the applicant's status as a small or medium-sized business entity.
  3. When the event has not yet taken place, the following is provided: documents confirming participant tickets or event registration; When the event has already taken place, the following is provided: documents substantiating the holding and participation in the event of foreign countries (report, together with the submission of photos of participation in the event, participant tickets, event participant cards and/or other documents proving the fact of participation in the event).Product and/or service presentation (Pitch Deck).
  4. Copies of documents confirming the postponement of payment of taxes, interest on late payment, fines when the payment of taxes, interest on late payment, fines to the applicant has been postponed in accordance with the procedure established by the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania or there is a tax dispute regarding these taxes, interest on late payment, fines.

NGI Taler project

NGI TALER is a project funded by the European Commission and the Swiss State to roll out a new electronic payment system - GNU Taler, that benefits everyone: people, merchants, banks, financial authorities, auditors and anti-corruption researchers.

GNU Taler provides privacy guarantees to the buyer while offering the possibility to audit merchants, making sale incomes transparent and fraud difficult. To online merchants and retailers, GNU Taler offers instant transaction clearance without risks of fake payment methods. Computations needed to clear the payments are efficient and scalable so that banks can pass on lower transaction costs to consumers and merchants. Consumers can withdraw money from their existing bank account into their GNU Taler wallet, detaching their spending habits from scrutiny, in the way cash does.

We are seeking project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro's — if the project works out well you can subsequently scale up in other programs funded by NLnet such as NGI0 Core.

Apply to the program: here

NGI Zero Core

NGI Zero Core is designed to push beyond the status quo and create a virtuous cycle of innovation through free and open source softwarelibre hardware and open standards. If we want everyone to use and benefit from the internet to its full potential without holding back, the internet must be built on strong and transparent technologies that allow for permissionless innovation and are equally accessible to all.

NGI Core is looking for troubleshooters that help society tackle the ossification of the internet and other hard but very very important challenges, each of which has significant social and economic consequences. 

NGI Zero actively works towards digital commons and trustworthy technological building blocks for the next generation of the internet. The goal is to help set the course of the evolution of technology, provide people with concrete new tools and more reliable infrastructure, which provides better overall security and allow them more agency and choice.

We are seeking project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro's — with the possibility to scale them up if there is proven potential.

Apply to the program: here

NGI Mobifree program

NGI Mobifree is a pilot programme designed to push beyond the status quo of mobile software, and create a virtuous cycle of innovation through free and open source softwarelibre hardware and open standards. It has brought together a number of the “movers and shakers” of the open mobile ecosystem, in order to deliver a comprehensive development effort and advance a number of important free and open source technologies. 

Our goal is to help mobile technology evolve to a more healthy state, provide people with concrete new tools and more reliable infrastructure, in order to provide better security and allow users more agency and choice.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference. We are seeking project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro's — which should get you on your way.

Applying guide: here

NGI Zero Commons Fund

NGI Commons aims to elaborate on a long-term strategy for digital/internet commons, which are critical for Europe’s sovereignty and trust creating a more coherent European funding landscape across both public and private sectors. 

The goal of the NGI Zero Commons Fund is to help deliver, mature and scale new internet commons across the whole technology spectrum, from libre silicon to middleware, from P2P infrastructure to convenient end user applications.

We are seeking project proposals between 5000 and 50000 euro's — with the possibility to scale them up significantly if there is proven potential. And we provide all kinds of help too. We are looking for troubleshooters that help society tackle the hard but very important challenges ahead.

Apply to the program: here

NGI Sargasso focuses on catalysing European collaboration with the US and Canada

NGI (Next Generation Internet) Sargasso is a unique collaborative ecosystem & program for promoting the transatlantic cooperation for NGI technologies.

NGI Sargasso focuses on catalysing European collaboration with the US and Canada on topics such as trust and data sovereignty, digital identity, internet architecture renovation, decentralized technologies, and standards, which are of utmost importance to shape the future Internet.

Why should you seize this opportunity?

  • Receive up to €100000 funding per project;
  • Transatlantic collaboration with USA or Canada;
  • Holistic support system - the OnCampus program offers business guidance, individualized assistance and other beneficial things;
  • The total budget available for this third call is €950000.

Apply to participate: here