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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:
  • Direct Funding
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Support
  • Networking

What makes FIWARE different?

FIWARE bring these differential values:

  1. 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.

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While there are some great deals to be found on Amazon, it’s not always the cheapest option. An online tool called PriceJump tells you what products on Amazon are cheaper elsewhere.

We’re big fans of Amazon. We’ve written about the perks of Amazon Prime and Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. But as great as Amazon is, its prices aren’t unbeatable.


PriceJump is available as a Chrome extension, or you can use their web site directly. With Chrome, you simply browse a product on Amazon, and click the extension’s icon. A list of stores and prices will pop up, sorted from low to high. You can easily see how they compare with the Amazon price.

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To use their website directly, just enter the Amazon URL via their site, and it’ll will tell you where to find that product cheaper (if available). A list of other online retailers and prices will pop up, too.

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Reminders are a handy feature in iCloud, especially when you tag locations. You may already know you can share these reminder lists with other iCloud users, but in case you don’t, here’s how.

After creating the list on the web, your iOS device, or your Mac, click the icon next to the list that looks like a Wi-Fi icon (strangely, it doesn’t use the traditional sharing icon nor does the icon show up in iOS 7). Type in the name of another iCloud user, and you’ll both have access to the reminders.

This comes in handy when you need to remember something at a specific location like the grocery store, but aren’t sure which of you will get there first. It’s a pretty basic tip, but one I just started using—and it’s a lot more handy than I’d realized.

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Who knew that LEGO designed their figures’ hands perfectly to hold Apple lightning and other types of cables? Stick a LEGO brick on your desk, attach LEGO figure(s), and, voilà, an ingenious cord-catching solution.

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For all the benefits that the internet has brought with it, it’s also opened the door for scammers in a way never imagined before. The anonymity that the internet allows means that people who might not otherwise have considered doing unscrupulous things to make money find it an easy temptation.

The best way to avoid falling victim to such scams is knowing what the biggest threats are and how you can avoid them. Below are some of the most common threats to your computer.

1. Viruses 

Viruses have been a problem since the early days of the internet and the amount of anti-virus software that’s on the market just shows what a significant threat they still are. Viruses are most commonly transmitted via the internet although they can also get into your computer through physical media such as CDs and USB sticks.

Any decent anti-virus software will detect most of the common viruses and remove them before they’re able to affect your computer. In cases where a virus is causing widespread damage such as deleting files and taking up memory, then the best solution is usually to reinstall the operating system.

Broadband from Virgin Media comes with 12 months free internet security for new customers to help prevent viruses infecting your PC.

2. Spam

Spam email is something that everyone who uses the internet has come across. Whilst most email services will block out the vast majority of spam email, there are still messages that get through. However the real danger with spam isn’t necessarily receiving the messages yourself but unknowingly becoming a distributor of it.

It’s very common for spammers to take control of other people’s email accounts to distribute spam. Once your email account has been compromised then it’s very possible that your personal information will be compromised too.

GreenNet have a very comprehensive guide on spam if you want further information.

3. Phishing

Phishing is an extremely common threat these days and people who are not internet savvy are at particular risk of falling victim to it. Phishing usually starts in the form of an email that appears to be from a legitimate source such as eBay, PayPal or your bank.

The email will usually say something along the lines of “your order has been approved, please log into your account if you did not make this order”. There’ll be a link in the email that takes you to a phony website that’s been set up to look like the website of the company that’s being imitated and hosted on the scammer’s server.

You’ll then be asked to provide sensitive information such as your name, address and credit card details. People who fall victim to phishing usually don’t know about it until they see money disappearing from their bank or are informed by someone else that it was a scam.

This YouTube video clearly demonstrates how phishing works

4. Spyware

Spyware is what most people commonly mistake as a virus. It usually gets onto a computer by being hidden in another download. Spyware can collect any personal information thats on your computer as well as causing it to act in unexpected ways such as redirecting you to websites selling software, changing computer settings and causing crashes.

Most good anti-virus software will also come with spyware protection that removes the threat before it’s able to infect your machine.