This section lists open calls for tenders which are of interest to digital SMEs and their member organisations.

Blockpool.eu is a project co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020. Its purpose is to accelerate the cross-border uptake and deployment of Blockchain and other DLTs (BDLT) to European SMEs.

Therefore, Blockpool.eu is currently looking for 25 SMEs or projects which will test and validate BDLT solutions that are ready for the market (TRL7 or above). Selected SMES will participate in an Acceleration Programme and get up to 30.000 EUR funding, provided as voucher in a lump sum way. The SMEs will be selected through an open call for application.


Applicant: The applicant must be Startup or a SME as defined by the European Commission and based in a EU Member State or an H2020 Associated Country.

The applicant should be working in one of the following industry sectors and seek to implement a BDLT based solution:

  • Financial & Insurance Services
  • Energy, Utilities & Raw Materials
  • Industrial Products, Agriculture & Manufacturing
  • Government & Smart Cities
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Social Good
  • Healthcare
  • Retail, Consumer & Media

Selected SMEs will be expected to develop services/applications that present a clear societal and economic value in one of these areas.

SMEs can apply together with partner(s): The applicant must be a Startup or a SME, however the applicant can apply together with other partner(s), that can be a technology/BDLT service provider, an end or lead user, a large corporate, a research and technology organisation, or another SME but also an association or equivalent body. The lump sum of maximum 30.000 EUR will be allocated to the applying SME, and up to 60% can be used for external service providers.

Cross-border projects are encouraged: Cross-border projects, being defined as a project involving at least two entities from two different EU Member States, will receive an extra point additionally to the score resulting from the evaluation.


The 10-month acceleration programme will take place from April 2020 to February 2021. The selected SMEs will test in real conditions the opportunities, challenges, risks and necessary conditions associated with BDLTs.

The timeline will be the following:

Months 1 and 2: programme presentation (objectives, processes, responsibilities and engagements), mentors assignments to projects, definition of Proof of Concept (PoC) by SMEs and start of the mentoring services.

Months 3, 4 and 5: SMEs will focus on the development of their projects, continue gaining additional knowledge and advice from the value-adding mentoring services and participate in boot camps.

Months 6 to 10: development of Minimum Viable Product (MVP), market testing and participation in boot camps.

The funding of the selected SMEs will cover the participation in two out of three cross-border international boot camps that will be organized in different locations in Europe such as Brussels, Valencia, Frankfurt or Nicosia. Further, the selected SMEs will participate in the final Blockpool conference.


The application phase for the OPEN CALL closes on 26 of February!

Eligible participants have to complete Part 1-3 from the application form and submit it before the above-mentioned deadline:

The application form and the guide for participants are available here: http://blockpool.eu/submission/