Finance Helpdesk

The NEBULA Finance helpdesk aims at facilitating access to public and private funding for clusters from the built environment and their members.

On the one hand, NEBULA updates public calls for proposals for the construction sector on the Metabuilding Platform : click on the link below to be redirected to the calls that may be of interest for you!

On the other hands, NEBULA develops, together with the B4P Innovation Clusters (B4PIC), material that will facilitate your understanding of and access to funding funding, such as lists of private investors.

Do you have unresolved questions on funding?
Please contact us at julie.saccomano(at)

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No. Document Name Description
1 Financing landscape overview
Short presentation of what public funding and private financing opportunities correspond to in terms of TRL level.
2 Pros and Cons of European financing opportunities
The document organises fundings and financing opportunities available in Europe per TRL level, and provides, for each of them, an indicative budget, as well as pros and cons to support innovators in choosing the right support mechanism for their needs.
3 Recommendations forco-funding
Recommendations to choose and combine funds
4 Examples of funding pathways
Presentation of a few SMEs/start-ups funding pathways
No. Document Name Description
1 What are Venture Capitals?
Introduction of who Venture Capitals (VCs) are, and the types of support they can offer to innovators.
2 Due diligence stages for VCs
Overview of how to choose and connect with a VC, how to prepare to meet them, and what the due diligence phase looks like.
3 Understanding crowdfunding for the Built Environment
Understand crowdfunding models, discover examples from the Built Environment and learn how to create a successful campaign!
4 List of private investors update 2024
List of Venture Capitals, Business Angels, Banks and investors platforms in Europe
5 What's a Business Angel?
Interview of Michel Bernasconi, Vice President at Angels' Bay Invest, who presents the role of Business Angels and how they function
No. Document Name Description
1 Valorisation of HE results through DCE
From the European IP Helpdesk – guidelines on how to boost the impact of a project through effective communication, dissemination and exploitation.
2 IP management in HE
From the European IP Helpdesk – a guide to best manage intellectual property in collaborative research and innovation projects.
3 Tips to detect and apply to EU funding
Where to find calls and support for proposal development
4 EIT NEB: support to project development
Interview of Natalia Vera, representative of the Climate KIC and EIT NEB Community, who presents how the EIT supports the emergence and development of NEB related projects.