More than 1.000 enterprises and app developers using FIWARE technology will benefit from the economic support granted by the European Commission. With a global budget of more than 100 million euros, 80 million of which will be destined directly to funding SMEs and entrepreneurs from sectors such as use in strategic sectors of the European economy such as health, transport, education, energy, media, agriculture or smart cities. FIWARE is an innovative, open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services, at a scale never seen before.
So, do you have a great idea, a good team with a solid business plan and a desire to innovate? Want to be part of it?
The FIWARE Accelerator Programme‘s goal is to promote 1,300 start-ups and SMEs. “The ambition of this programme is precisely to build a European accelerator’s success story, to invest into entrepreneurial skills of young Europeans”.
The current economic upturn allows the private sector to invest again. There is a huge demand for new Internet application and services across all industry sectors. There are plenty of people with strong skills, eager to materialize their ideas… they just need the right ecosystem to make them grow!
Sixteen accelerators have been selected to develop this ambitious project. These entities will be in charge of distributing the funds to SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups and will also mentor and support the different projects. Thanks to the accelerators, SMEs and start-ups will benefit from a more direct access to European funds, as these entities will be in charge of managing the process. The other strength of the programme is its internationalization.
This is a massive opportunity for all European startups that need help during the first stages of business development. All across Europe, accelerators specialized in sectors will provide:
What makes FIWARE different?
FIWARE bring these differential values:
- Simple yet powerful APIs
- A single meeting point for innovation
- Multiple FIWARE providers
How to get involved:
Candidates must submit their project to the accelerator that best suits it, as they focus on different domains of digital economy such as Smart Cities, eHealth, transports, energy & environment, AgriFood, Media & Content, Manufacturing & Logistics, and Social & Learning. Apart from defining their business potential and the impact on the area, SMEs and entrepreneurs must use FIWARE technologies.
Submit your project and you might be able to participate in the programme and enjoy the help offered.