The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces the new call for proposals for the «DISRUPT» Programme (DISRUPT/0123).
The call budget is €10.000.000, and the maximum funding per project is €1.500.000.
Proposals have to be submitted through the IRIS portal and the deadline for proposal submissions is the 23rd of March 2023, 13:00.
The «DISRUPT» Programme aims to connect enterprises which develop cutting-edge innovations with the potential to create new or disrupt existing markets, with Venture Capitals who will support the further development and scale-up of these enterprises in international markets. Through the Programme, the RIF funding – grant will be combined with the VC investment, with the aim to support the successful penetration of beneficiaries in the international markets, and as result to enhance the competitiveness and resilience of the Cypriot economy. The present Call will be financed by the Recovery and Resilience Facility of the NextGenerationEU instrument.
Entities eligible to participate in this Programme are small, medium, or large enterprises, which, at the proposal submission stage, have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a signed binding agreement with an investment fund (VC Fund), which foresees for an equity capital investment of at least € 1 M in the company, to support its development in international markets.
More information is presented in the following documents:
For further information, interested parties may contact the RIF’s Partner Support Center by phone on 22205000 or via email at [email protected].