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New EU-funded Call Open for Startups and SMEs: frontierCities2

frontierCities2

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.

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Value proposition to the fC2 Grantees

  • Grant funding

  • FIWARE & technical support

  • Incubation & Acceleration services

  • Third-Party Financing & Partnerships Acceleration

  • Media promotion

Target impacts

  • 20-30 Grantees

  • 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.

For further information visit website www.frontiercities2.com or get in touch here.


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