Are you a Startup, SME or web-entrepreneur, eager to design new apps and services? Europe offers you a chance to receive financing and support to develop your next Future Internet project.

The European Commission makes €80 million in funding available for the development of new web applications that make use of the already developed FIWARE open source technology.

FIWARE is an innovative, open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services, at a scale not seen before. FIWARE API specifications are public and royalty-free, driven by the development of an open source reference implementation which accelerates the availability of commercial products and services based on FIWARE technologies.

The event is promoted by CMP and SOUL-FI. SOUL-FI is one of the FIWARE accelerators which aims to grow innovative web-based solutions and services applying FIWARE technology. SOUL-FI provides funding to startups and SMEs (over €5 million in grants) and targeted support services to talented entrepreneurs to help bring new products (apps and services) to market.

During this information session (English spoken), we will provide more insight about the FIWARE technology and the FIWARE Accelerators program. In addition, we’ll focus on the first open calls, launched in Sep/Oct 2014. Selected projects will start end 2014, early 2015.

Participation in this event is free of charge, however we kindly ask you to register.

Friday, September 5th, we welcome you!

Venue: Palácio da Bolsa
Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto 
http://www.palaciodabolsa.pt/

 

Event agenda: Friday, 5th September 2014

12:15-13:30 Reception with ‘walking lunch’, with exposition of FIWARE Accelerators & network

13:30-14:00 Welcome and opening, by the Porto Chairman (to be confirmed), European Commission (Jesus Villasante), SOUL-FI project coordinator (Carlos Bento).

14:00-14:30 FI-WARE Opportunities, by Jesus Villasante                                           …from funding opportunities to FIWARE technology and application worldwide!

14:30-16:10 FI-WARE Technology and Use-cases

1. FIWARE technology – from simplicity to business generation, by Thomas Bohnert

2. Presentation of use cases for:

  • Smart-cities & mobility by Sergio García Gómez from Telefónica
  • Health & Well-being, by Maria João Barros from Eurescom
  • Multimedia & Gaming by Artur Serra from i2cat
  • Smart-AgriFood by Eloi Montcada Plusfresh

​3. Round table with external moderator (45min)

16:10-16:30 Break and ‘walking coffee’, explore FIWARE Accelerators opportunities

16:30-17:00 SMEs | Startups | Web-entrepreneurs: Acceleration programs & offers by FIWARE Accelerators representatives.

17:00-17:30 Closing remarks & drinks, by Portuguese Government representative.

Contacts

For further information contact Nuno Varandas at Instituto Pedro Nunes [nvarandas#arroba#ipn.pt]

SOUL-FI poster