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Spinbase is an AI-powered search tool to find funding, partners and similar projects for your Research, Development and Innovation ideas.

By simply entering your idea description, you will find:

  • suitable funding instruments
  • other organizations with similar interest and experience in that domain
  • past funded projects to refine your plans.

The search engine works based on semantic analysis and natural language processing, thus provides more versatile results than traditional searches.

Spinbase is a web application, accessible on most common web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.

For a step-by-step guide on how Spinbase works, please watch the tutorial videos.

Universities & Research organizations

Grants office, research managers, funding specialists and research support staff in many universities & research organizations use Spinbase to find funding calls quickly, look for partners with specific expertise and benchmark their research ideas against what has been funded before.

Read our reference from Tampere University.


Cities, municipalities & regional development companies

Business advisor, digital officers, EU affairs managers and project managers in cities and municipalities use Spinbase to find funding calls for their regional development projects and support local businesses in accessing relevant financing for innovation.

Read our reference from Municipality of Rotterdam.


Because Spinbase uses semantic analysis and natural language processing, free-form long-text search queries that describe:

  • What problem you wish to address
  • What you want to achieve
  • How you will achieve that (activities, research methodologies, etc.)

This will likely match the “Expected outcomes” and “Scope” section in the call description. The search query can be 1 paragraph of about 3 sentences.

For instance, research abstracts, project ideas, service/product description, or organization strategy usually works very well on Spinbase.

Keywords also work on Spinbase, but not optimally. You can try to clarify your keywords by adding context: such as instead of search with “air”, you can search with “air quality and emission data”. You can also use a string of keywords in the same field such as: “artificial intelligence, AI, machine learning, ML”.

We include the majority of EU funding programmes:

1. Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
2. Border Management and Visa Policy Instrument (BMVI)
3. Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)
4. Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
5. Creative Europe Programme (CREA)
6. Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)
7. Erasmus+ (ERASMUS+)
8. EU Bodies and Agencies (EUBA)
9. EU External Action (RELEX)
10. EU4Health Programme (EU4H)
11. Euratom Research and Training Programme (EURATOM)
12. European Defence Fund (EDF)
13. European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)
14. European Parliament (EP)
15. European Social Fund + (ESF)
16. European Solidarity Corps (ESC)
17. Horizon Europe (HORIZON)
18. Information Measures for the EU Cohesion policy (IMREG)
19. Innovation Fund (INNOVFUND)
20. Internal Security Fund (ISF)
21. Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3)
22. Just Transition Mechanism (JTM)
23. Justice Programme (JUST)
24. Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument Global Europe (NDICI)
25. Pilot Projects & Preparation Actions (PPPA)
26. Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)
27. Programme for the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting (PERICLES IV)
28. Promotion of Agricultural Products (AGRIP)
29. Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism (RENEWFM)
30. Research Fund for Coal & Steel (RFCS)
31. Single Market Programme (SMP)
32. Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines (SOCPL)
33. Support for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy (IMCAP)
34. Technical assistance for ERDF, CF and JTF (ERDF-TA)
35. Union Anti-fraud Programme (EUAF)
36. Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM)

We have a team of editors updating the funding calls regularly so you have the latest information in hand. For the majority of calls, the database is updated every night.

Simply send us a message to the email below and we will update the users for you.

Yes, you can export in the common file types like Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Simply click “Select” on the funding calls you’re interested in and choose the type of export on the left-hand column.

Spinbase export instruction

Excel export only works on the results that have been saved to your profile.

For a step-by-step guide on how Spinbase works, please watch the tutorial videos.

Please contact us and mention your account email in the message so we can support you.

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We have help our clients win over 2 B€ in public funding. We developed Spinbase through our expertise and experience.

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