frontierCities2 is an EU-funded accelerator aiming to promote the development of FIWARE-based solutions in the field of Smart Cities by startups and SMEs providing EUR 1.6 million in grant funding.
The frontierCities2 – Another Level of Impact Accelerator (fC2) builds on the basis of the first edition of the frontierCities Accelerator (2014-2016), which created an exceptional geographical reach including 28 SMEs and startups developing and trialling 28 smart mobility solutions in 45+ city environments across Europe. frontierCities disbursed EUR 3.92 million in grant funding to address mobility issues in cities, through a streamlined two-step application process which attracted 594 Step 1 and 207 Step 2 applications respectively, and in addition provided technical and business support to the selected solutions.
frontierCities2 represents a quantum leap in the scope, ambition and service of the Acceleration & Incubation process of FIWARE SMEs and startups. It provides EUR 1.6 million in grant funding across two Open Call strands (Market Acceleration Grants, Development & Acceleration Grants), further developing the range of available FIWARE-enabled smart mobility solutions, while broadening into other Smart Cities areas.
Value proposition to the fC2 Grantees
FIWARE & technical support
Incubation & Acceleration services
Third-Party Financing & Partnerships Acceleration
100+cities trialling or deploying FIWARE-enabled solutions
60+ FIWARE-enabled solutions deployed
150 FIWARE deployment instances in Cities and Local Authorities instances
15-20 Corporate Partnerships signed
EUR 5 million in new and third party financing and investment
fC2 Market Acceleration Grants (MAG) is an Acceleration & Incubation Programme for already-developed FIWARE-supported applications addressing Smart City needs with the deadline on April 24th, 2017.
fC2 Development & Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH) is an Acceleration & Incubation Programme for new FIWARE-supported applications addressing Smart City needs with the deadline on May 2nd, 2017.
Applications from all around Europe are welcome. You can apply here.