Final chance to apply for our First Open Call in Manufacturing & Circular Economy

Attention all deeptech startups looking for funding and support to scale!

Attention all deeptech startups looking for funding and support to scale!

You have until 16th March to join X2.0: paving the way for future leaders through upskilling and supporting the deeptech sector. We’re after innovators focused on high-tech or significant scientific advances in manufacturing and circular economy domains. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in our 5-month growth programme designed to launch, develop and scale new products, services and integrated solutions.

Selected startups will have the chance to network with more than 100 Impact Builders for the support and expertise you need.  Beneficiaries will also have access to €30,000 in Innovation Vouchers to be used for growth services, mentorship and events. Our Impact Builders will offer finance seeking, communication and promotion services, internationalisation activities and deeptech needs, including business development, scaling and commercialisation and legal needs.

Are we a match?

This Call is for scaleups, SMEs, and all deeptech startups looking for funding, operating in the deeptech domain. We’re looking for innovations coming from the Digital Agenda technologies: AI, Advanced Computing, Cybersecurity, Next-gen Internet, Blockchain, IoT, Greentech and Fintech technologies.


How does it benefit you?

  • €30,000 in Innovation Vouchers for growth services, mentorship and events
  • Tailored support from our verified Impact Builders
  • Matchmaking with EU corporations
  • Assistance with private fundraising
  • Custom EU funding and public procurement ecosystem services 
  • Jobs promotion

Are you eligible?

  • Individual legally established entities under the category of startups, SMEs or small mid-cups (up to 499 employees).
  • Based in a Horizon Europe eligible country.
  • For further information regarding eligibility, submission processes, negotiation terms and award criteria check the guidelines document.

Which are the selection criteria?

Startups looking for funding will be evaluated based on five different criteria, including economic and business potential, excellence, impact, special focus (Seal of Excellence, Women entrepreneurs & Teams coming from Widening Countries) and motivation.

A reminder of key dates and deadlines:

Apply before: 16.03.2023


Start date: 16.03.2023 / End Date: 13.04.2023

Growth programme

Start date: 15.05.2023 / End Date: 15.09.2023


Let’s go! 

Submit on the F6S Platform and go to the respective page dedicated to our Call. All proposals must be in English and any submissions made through other channels will be automatically rejected. The deadline for submission is March 16, 2023, at 17:00 CET (Brussels time). We urge you to carefully read the guidelines and complete all necessary steps before the deadline to ensure that your proposal is considered.

If you encounter any difficulties while submitting, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or via the F6S Application Page discussion board. Our team is here to support you throughout the process. Additionally, you can ask any further questions on our social media channels, such as Twitter and Linkedin.

Startups looking for funding? Don’t miss this opportunity to receive funding, support and promotion for your innovative project. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Ready? Apply now!