AIBC EUROCLUSTERS Open Call for Participation to International Events

This Open Call supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Blockchain (BC) technologies that are interested in participating in International Events related to AI & BC technologies. The call provides the opportunity to take part in international events linked to AI or Blockchain Technologies, to meet in person potential partners and local technology and market experts, and to develop potential collaborations and cooperation opportunities with different stakeholders in the AI and BC fields from countries at the European and international level.   

Opening date: Tuesday 6th June 2023, 12:00 Brussels time. 


  • 1st cut-off: Tuesday, 5th September 2023, 17:00 Brussels time. (CLOSED)
  • 2nd cut-off: Tuesday, 16th January 2024, 17:00 Brussels time. 


Applications must be presented by SMEs or start-ups registered in an EU Member State or a country participating in the Single Market Programme (SMP). The beneficiary must have solutions and skills related to Artificial Intelligence and/or Blockchain. 


In-person participation in international events linked to the fields of AI, BC, and their applications, as well as Green, Sustainability and Resilience, which should correspond to: 

  • Thematic Summits
  • International Conventions
  • Global Forums
  • Conferences 
  • Congresses
  • Exhibitions
  • Fairs

The financial support can be used to cover travelling, accommodation and subsistence costs as well as entry fees, booth, etc. at a specific event selected by the company. More specific information is available in the call Guidelines above.  


Within this call, AIBC has destined 20.000,00 EUR for supporting in-person participation of SMEs in thematic events (related to AI & BC technologies, in EU countries or outside). This call foresees 10.000,00 EUR for each of the 2 cut-offs.  

Beneficiaries will receive up to 2.000,00 EUR for the participation in the event. At least one person from the selected SME must participate. No limit of attendees is set, but up to 2 persons from the same SME will be eligible for travel & accommodation funding. The person(s) participating in the event must be present at least one complete day in the event. 

No co-financing is required from the selected companies. However, they must commit to ensure the necessary resources needed to carry out the activities and must have stable and sufficient sources of funding to maintain their activity throughout its development. This will be stated in the Declaration of Honour and the agreement that beneficiaries will sign before the start of the implementation. All the supporting documents are available in the Guidelines.  

Beneficiaries can participate to the different AIBC EUROCLUSTERS Open Calls (project proposals, training, participation to international events, digitalisation services and product development) but a single beneficiary cannot receive more than 60.000,00 EUR overall. Only one application per call is allowed. 


The events must be happening between November 2023 and October 2024 and must not be held in the same region (NUTS 2, 2021) where the applicant is located. 


All needed information is available at the Call Guidelines above. The application form is available at the EUSurvey Platform and all the documents to successfully complete an application are found here:  Supporting Documents.


The template of the agreement to be signed with the AIBC Partner bwcon, will be available soon.

This agreement will be defined and customed with the specific information of the selected beneficiary.


The AIBC EUROCLUSTERS will facilitate access and connections to potential experts and entities through an online matchmaking platform:  

Furthermore, the AIBC infodays presentations are available in the platform, together with the registrations, also are available at the following links: 

  • Info&Match: Friday, 16th June 2023, at 9:30 CEST – registration here 
  • Info + Q&A: Tuesday, 25th July 2023, at 14:00 CEST (including updates on this open call) – registration here 

Other relevant information such as FAQ and events lists is also available there. 

All interested organisations are invited to visit the platform and use it for organising meetings and developing partnerships, collaborations.   

To be noted that AIBC EUROCLUSTERS only provides this platform as a support for networking activities, but all applications will be considered equally (independently on whether they from entities registered in the platform or not). 

For any inquiries, reach out to us at  

The AIBC EUROCLUSTERS Project is funded under Grant Agreement no. 101074645 – SMP-COSME-2021-CLUSTER Call for proposals.  

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