IMPORTANT NOTICE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER, 16th at 17h00 CET
Following the success of other FIWARE Open Calls, FI-Core, which helps to fund the FIWARE PPP initiative, has put aside a portion of the budget in order to fund new beneficiaries that will join the association after the project starts. These beneficiaries are selected through a competitive Open Call for those providing FIWARE Lab nodes support.
The goals of the Open Call include (1) the expansion of the FIWARE Lab Association with new nodes to provide improved facilities and services, (2) the reinforcement of the support team with addition resources for first level helpdesk, (3) the promotion of FIWARE instances with credible business plans, (4) the sustainability of FIWARE experimentation and (5) the incorporation of FIWARE players who will stay active beyond FI-Core.
Participants are expected to propose a concrete plan that enables them to achieve these goals during the given time-frame. The successful beneficiaries will be invited to refine and implement the final plan with the project coordinator and the other collaborators.
The selected beneficiaries will be assigned a maximum budget of 1.625.000 € to execute their plan between November 2015 and December 2016. Depending on the support level offered, the maximum EC contribution for individual proposals is from 250.000 € to 325.000 €. Proposals that show long term commitment with the sustainability of the FIWARE technologies will be favoured, even if the activity is limited to the mentioned period of time.
The FIWARE Lab Open Call addresses those who can demonstrate experience and references in implementation of similar plans. We mainly target those who can prove their experience with OpenStack and showing a degree of involvement in developer and user communities will be an advantage.
This announcement will also be broadcasted via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn. In depth information, Call details and some helpful directions to prepare your proposal can be found HERE.
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org