Call for sub-grants for business ideas for sustainable urban development of cities, EU supported U-SOLVE Project

Opportunity type : Calls for Proposals
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If you are an entrepreneur, a startupper, an individual or a team wishing to start a business, and you have an idea or project that can meet the challenges of sustainable urban development in cities, apply for U-SOLVE call. The opportunity is open to anyone who can engage the creative and cultural sectors in the creation and implementation of business projects that generate crucial impact in one of the following themes:

  • Urban and transport planning
  • Sustainable energy
  • Waste management
  • Blue infrastructure
  • Urban food system
  • Urban health equity
  • Green infrastructure
  • Water resources and management 
  • Sustainable tourism

The call includes 2 steps:

STEP 1 (deadline 30th September 2022): Selection of 210 innovative business projects/ideas that will have access to capacity building and acceleration services (training, mentoring and networking). Selected innovators will also have access to the local U-SOLVE Innovation Hub. 

STEP 2: A follow-up call – limited only to the pool of 210 selected innovators who have also successfully completed capacity building activities who will be awarded subcontracts totaling up to €10,000 per recipient.

Find out if you are eligible to participate and what challenges each U-SOLVE partner country has chosen: download the guidelines for sub-grant applicants

U-SOLVE is a strategic project funded by ENI CBC MED that aims to promote entrepreneurial pathways involving the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing opportunities particularly for youth and women engaged in transition initiatives in all areas of urban sustainability.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia