xChange event: Tecnalia at the "Second day of internationalization of R&D&I: opportunities for SMEs through waterfall financing"

November 30, 2023

Bilbao, Spain

If you are an SME based in the Basque Country and you are interested in promoting your company through the opportunities that Europe offers, you cannot miss this second day on Cascade Financing. Sign up and you will be able to access unique opportunities in relation to international R&D&i projects. At the event, you will also be able to learn about successful projects of Basque SMEs, new calls for Cascade Financing of projects such as  ADMA TranS4MErs,  aerOS,  AI Redgio 5.0AIRISEDEREMCO, and greenSME, and participate in private interviews where you can obtain personalized advice.

Asier Alonso, Project manager at Tecnalia will present the ADMA Trans4MErs transformation programme and the funding available for the digitalisation of manufacturing SMEs within the "Upcoming calls for Cascade Financing" session.


Objectives of the Day

Cascade Financing is a mechanism of the European Commission (EC) to distribute public funds aimed at supporting SMEs and start-ups in the integration and development of technological innovations. These funds are made available to companies through calls focused on promoting the adoption of new technologies by their end users. The maximum budget for aid to companies through this mechanism is variable, depending on the objectives of each project, but is usually around 60,000-250,000 euros of non-refundable subsidy.

The main objective of this conference is to make Basque SMEs aware of the mechanisms and methodology of waterfall financing, bringing early calls with Basque participation, which will be launched in the next semester. In addition, during the day, success stories from the companies Aotech and Cyber ​​Surgery will be shown, the support services of the Enterprise Europe Network will be detailed and the Basque entities managing these calls will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Interviews with project managers with waterfall financing

After the information session, interested entities may request a bilateral meeting with those responsible for the cascade financing projects presented, as well as with those responsible for the ELBE and Silicon Eurocluster projects presented on the previous day. If you are interested in any calls, you must complete the information on the registration form identifying the corresponding call. The deadline for receiving completed forms will be November 28.


Full agenda and registration at this link.

SPRI, Innobasque and BEAZ organize this day within the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) activities, aimed at promoting the internationalization of Basque R&D&I.