EC - Horizon 2020
About the Grant
The Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH) aim to support SMEs and start-ups wishing to develop and pilot FIWARE-powered apps/solutions in the broader Smart Cities area domain and citizens' services (e.g. solutions with a low carbon or environmental benefit, city-related tourism, logistics and last-mile deliveries, etc.)
FI-TECH Grants are dedicated to SMEs and start-ups developing new FIWARE-powered apps/solutions enhancing the life of EU citizens or developing FIWARE-powered complementary apps/solutions to existing FIWARE Smart Cities solutions that have been supported by the FIWARE Phase 3 Accelerators.
FI-TECH Key Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be an SME or a start-up established in a EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country.
What is an SME? What are H2020 Associated Countries?
FI-TECH Application Process
Applicants will be required to providence evidence of their understanding of the FIWARE technology (name and number of Generic Enablers -GEs- foreseen in the application architecture, as well as eventual intention to develop new FIWARE Specific Enablers -SEs-). Applicants will also have to provide evidence of skills and capacity of the Team developing the app/solutions.
Applicants will also be required to provide details on their initial market uptake and business model, including a 'Letter of Support' from a city, University or other institutional entity, in which they state their availability to host a trial/pilot of the application during the grant-cycle commercialisation phase.
The Up2Europe idea came from a group of freelancers who work around European projects. It has finally been realised by one of them with the support of the others.
Up2Europe is the first ideas accelerator for European projects , and aims to create a virtual community for Up and coming professionals in European projects.
We believe that this kind of virtual network has not yet reached its full potential and aim to explore it fully.
We want to give the European community a specific platform where users can submit their ideas and see them accelerated into real life projects.
We want to give all available tools for users to build connections in regional areas between future partners and their local European consultants.
European institutions don't know about Up yet, but our goal is to be part of them and we hope to work together in the future as a technological partner as we share the same vision.
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