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A Record-breaking Number of 2,000 Startups Apply to the Last Open Call of IMPACT Growth

The IMPACT Growth accelerator will select 14 startups from amongst the 2,000 participants. The programme, which offers 3.6 million euros equity-free funding, has received entries from 60 countries. Among IMPACT Growth’s four verticals, Smart Content and Smart Cities accounted for 71% of the applications. These selected startups will join the 14 companies that were selected in the first open call and are currently being accelerated. IMPACT Connected Car, IMPACT Accelerator’s other programme, is now calling for startups and SMEs that offer to disrupt the emerging market of connected vehicles.


Barcelona, 13 December 2017 – IMPACT Growth, the startup acceleration programme backed by leading accelerators, venture capital entities and global brands, wrapped up its second and last call for applicants with the participation of over 2,000 startups. The call, launched in September in DLD Tel Aviv, and promoted in top global events such as MWC Americas, Web Summit, Slush, South Summit and MWC Shanghai, has received applications from 60 countries, in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. From amongst the participants IMPACT Growth will select a total of 14 startups to initiate an acceleration process headed by ISDI and Accelerace. These selected startups will join the 14 companies that were selected in the first open call and are currently being accelerated  


Spain, Italy, Poland and Denmark led the number of applications in this second call. Among IMPACT Growth’s four verticals, of special note was the participation of startups in the Smart Content (41% of applications) and Smart Cities (30% of applications) sectors. Smart Agrifood and Smart Manufacturing are the other two verticals, accounting for 13% and 11% of the applications, respectively. The global brands Ferrovial Servicios, MADE, Danone and DOCOMO Digital will support the startups selected in their verticals.


IMPACT Growth is an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, with a total of €3.6 million for its initial phase. The project, led by FundingBox, features two calls for applicants for the selection of a total of 28 startups, granting each with 100,000 euros equity-free for their initial funding and the best four with an additional funding of 150,000 euros equity-free. The top startups funded by IMPACT Growth will be able to receive private investment of up to 1.5 million euros from the European venture capitals Kibo Ventures and Invesdor.


The startups will participate in a training programme featuring international experts and entrepreneurs in Madrid, Copenhagen and Barcelona, and access an international network of over 100 renowned mentors, founders and investors. The training programme will go hand in hand with participation in the different international events organised by 4YFN, the business platform for the growing community of technology startups at the global level supported by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital).


The upcoming edition of 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona (26-28 February 2018) will feature a selection of the startups accelerated by IMPACT Growth, introducing them to the local ecosystem and facilitating their access to investors, press and large corporations.


The startups will also benefit from support by the FIWARE Foundation for the integration of this technology into the development of their projects. FIWARE is an innovative, open source, Cloud-based technology that makes possible the creation and deployment of global services and applications in the new digital age.


IMPACT Growth is one of the two programmes of IMPACT Accelerator, which invested over €14 million in 77 startups from 2014 to 2017 and has recently been named among the global top ten in Gust’s Global Accelerator Report after evaluating 579 programs from five continents. IMPACT Connected Car, IMPACT Accelerator’s other currently-running programme, is now calling for startups and SMEs that offer to disrupt the emerging market of connected vehicles. In 2018, IMPACT Accelerator plans to launch a new acceleration programme focused on startups disrupting the robotics market.


Jury Day to Announce the Winners


The winners of this selection process will be announced after a Jury Day slated for March 1st at the ISDI Digital Acceleration Center in Madrid. A shortlist of selected startups will pitch in front of panel of experts that will judge these companies taking into account account criteria such as scalability and international growth.



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NEC to Establish FIWARE Lab Node in India – Addressing Growing Demand for Smart City Applications Across India

Noida, India & Tokyo, Japan, Dec 12, 2017NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Technologies India Private Limited (NECTI) today announced that they will establish a FIWARE Lab node in India. The objective is to encourage application developers and solution provider organizations, government bodies and academia to experiment and innovate FIWARE (*)-based solutions for smart cities. Having a FIWARE Lab node within India will encourage more participation from Asian countries as they can keep all experimental and research data within the boundaries of the region.


The FIWARE Lab node in India will help to foster a culture of collaboration between various participating entities and help to promote their solutions in the FIWARE community. With the Indian government increasing its focus on Open Source Software, FIWARE can introduce open APIs based on specifications which are public and royalty-free.


Slated to start operation from April 2018, the facility will be the first FIWARE lab node in India endorsed by FIWARE Foundation e.V. NEC Group aims to achieve revenues of more than 150M USD from India by fiscal year 2020 through FIWARE-based solutions aided by the FIWARE Lab node, which is being established with an overall investment of 15M USD over the same period.


FIWARE Lab, which is part of the FIWARE community, is a non-commercial sandbox environment where innovation and experimentation based on FIWARE technologies take place. Organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals can utilize this lab for learning FIWARE, as well as to test their applications while capitalizing on Open Data published by cities and other organizations. FIWARE Lab is deployed over a geographically distributed network of federated nodes leveraging a wide range of experimental infrastructures.


"The FIWARE Foundation welcomes the new FIWARE Lab node starting in India. FIWARE is used by an increasing number of cities in Europe and other regions and I wish this new FIWARE Lab node will trigger the adoption of FIWARE both in India and other APAC countries,” said Ulrich Ahle, CEO of FIWARE Foundation. “It is also our pleasure to have the NEC Technologies India team's commitment of making contributions to the FIWARE community, which will strengthen the FIWARE technology as well as its globalization as a smart city platform."


“Backed by Indian Government’s strong initiatives for smart city and digital India projects, we have seen huge demand in India to develop IoT-based applications for multiple sectors, for which FIWARE technologies can serve as an open and common platform. In this sense, India is a natural choice for us to establish the FIWARE Lab node,” said Naoki Hashitani, Senior Vice President, System Integration, Services & Engineering Operations Unit, NEC Corporation. “We will fully utilize this facility in order to contribute to the FIWARE community’s efforts and to develop and test our innovative solutions based on FIWARE technologies to address growing smart city opportunities.”


NEC is a platinum member of the FIWARE Foundation. NEC was the first Japanese company to join the Foundation and has joined the board of directors and technical steering committee of the FIWARE Foundation, the foundation's decision-making authorities, thereby contributing to development, standardization and promotion of the FIWARE technology to accelerate smart city and smart industry businesses utilizing Internet of Things (IoT).






(*) FIWARE is an open source platform which enables real-time smart services through data sharing across vertical domains and agencies via open standard-based APIs. FIWARE focuses on specifications for common context information API, data publication platforms and standard data models in order to achieve and improve cross-sector interoperability for smart applications, with FIWARE NGSI as a starting point. The technology is present in more than 100 cities in 23 countries in Europe and other regions. It is royalty free and avoids any vendor lock-in.


About FIWARE Foundation


The FIWARE Foundation was founded as a legal non-profit association in October 2016. The purpose of the FIWARE Foundation is to serve the FIWARE Community which comprises all individuals and organizations committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. These platform standards are materialized in the FIWARE Open Source Platform for helping startups and enterprises build the next generation of smart applications and services for cities, industries, e-health or agribusiness. For additional information, please visit the FIWARE home page.


About NEC Corporation


NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC.


The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit the website.



About NEC Technologies India Private Limited


NEC is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies and brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to provide solutions for empowering people, businesses and society. Headquartered in Japan, NEC started operations in India in the 1950s, accelerating its growth through the expansion of business to global markets. NEC in India expanded its business from telecommunications to public safety, logistics, transportation, retail, finance, unified communication and IT platforms, serving across governments, businesses as well as individuals. With its Centre of Excellence for analytics platform solutions, big data, biometrics, mobile and retail, NEC in India offers innovative new services and solutions for India and global markets. NEC operates across India with offices in New Delhi (head office), Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. For further information please visit NECTI here.




NEC Asia Pacific

Shinya Hashizume

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+65 9615 7590



NEC and Sakura Internet to start experiments using FIWARE-based data exchange system toward Smart Cities and Smart Buildings

December 5th, 2017 – NEC Corporation, and Sakura Internet Inc., a provider of internet infrastructures today announced that they will work together on collaborated experiments using a data exchange system for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings based on FIWARE, a platform software which was developed and implemented through EU’s future internet public-private partnership programs (FI-PPP).


Recently, in order to achieve a smarter management for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings, there is a growing need for sharing and utilizing the data generated in a wide variety of industrial as well as public segments such as transport, energy, environment, tourism and public safety.  And such a cross-segment data utilization should no longer be only for those who generate the data but also should leverage much broader range of stakeholders.


Purpose – Using FIWARE, which is already a proven system for Smart Cities in EU and other regions, the two companies will build a data exchange system for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings.  They will further work together to extract the stakeholders’ requirements for data exchange as well as their issues and also to accumulate technical knowledge for operation and maintenance of the system.

Period – To start from March 2018 for one year (tentative).

Experiments – A cloud-based testbed instance will be built in Fukuoka, Japan, for which Sakura Internet will provide its cloud infrastructure, “Sakura Cloud”, and NEC will build a FIWARE–based data exchange environment on top of it.  This testbed will be used for free by the participants to the experiments.   The participants are expected to leverage their businesses by using the data offered by this system and also to clarify the requirements as well as issues in data exchange.  Such learnings will be summarized by Sakura Internet and NEC to be shared among the participants to the experiments.

Upon kickstarting the experiments, workshops will be held in the locations including Fukuoka to explain the data exchange environment and also to encourage participation of a broad range of stakeholders.

Expected Outcomes – Such a free testbed approach for data exchange environment is expected to encourage participation of startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises, thereby quickly clarifying region-specific issues as well as common challenges in data exchange and utilization across industrial segments.  The effort will also lead to the formation of data market ecosystem and also to a creation of innovative smart applications.

Mr. Ulrich Ahle, Chief Executive Officer of FIWARE Foundation says,

"The FIWARE-based testbed to be built by NEC Sakura Internet in Japan is an important step forward to the globalization of FIWARE.  On behalf of the FIWARE community, I sincerely wish that the effort of these two companies will lead to an increase in the FIWARE users in Japan and also to the expansion of new digital market of smart services and data economy."




FIWARE Tech Summit: the worldwide Open Source community returns to Málaga

Press Release, November 28th 2017

With the collaboration of Promálaga and the City Council, and the support of the Regional Government and initiatives already present at local and regional levels, FIWARE returns to where its first Summit took place a year ago and announces the Commitment between the FIWARE Foundation and the city of Málaga to become the official headquarters of the FIWARE Tech Summit for the next 5 years.

On the morning of Tuesday 28th November, the Mayor of Málaga, Mr. Francisco de la Torre, has opened the press conference of the FIWARE Tech Summit event; with the presence of Mr. Francisco Javier Salas Ruiz, delegate of the Regional Government and Mr. Ángel Ortiz, from SANDETEL, the public society to support the development of the Telecommunications in the Region; Fernando Valdés, representative of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness; Lars Nagel, managing director of the Industrial Data Space Association. And the members of the FIWARE Foundation: Yasumori Mochizuki, Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation; Hubert Tardieu, Chairman of the BoDde of the FIWARE Foundation and Advisor of the CEO in ATOS; and Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation.

On behalf of the city, Francisco de la Torre has given the warmest welcome to the FIWARE Foundation and the whole Open Source Community, pointing out how this event, the Tech Summit, is the proof of a mutual interest and support between FIWARE and Málagal. He has also emphasise on the importance of the technology and its innovative potential, for the urban development and to improve the quality of life of the citizens, to overcome present and future societal and economic challenges. After that, the Mayor has joined the organisation, visiting the event and showing interest in the ‘powered by FIWARE’ smart solutions, shown in the exhibition area.

Home_1180x596_FIWARE_SummitThe FIWARE Tech Summit is an event specifically dedicated to technological and business development. On the 28th and 29th of November the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga (FYCMA) is gathering leading developers, startups, corporates and entrepreneurs from the worlds of Open Source, Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agrifood, and Internet of Things, to share experiences, discover new business opportunities, and to co-create the future:

  • FIWARE global community is now reaching worldwide: partnerships and working-projects in North and South America, Asia, África and, of course, Europe.
  • Directly present in more than 100 Smart Cities worldwide, the technology is also finding its own path within the agricultural and industrial productive sectors.
  • FIWARE Mundus programme offers global dissemination. FIWARE iHubs offers local and regional support to companies, entrepreneurs, students and researchers.
  • FIWARE has made its mark bringing acceleration for startups and scale ups. With more than €5M in funding distributed, each Summit is a golden opportunity for projects looking for economic support and guidance.
  • On the technical side, FIWARE is a non-stop Community, always focusing on deploying improved software components: new Generic Enablers, owned by ICT giants like NEC or Fraunhofer and shared with the Community, will be introduced at the Summit, leading to the implementation of new and better functionalities for the development of innovative smart applications.  

Two-Day Event: from Tech to Business and everything in between

The event agenda will focus on developers and startups, with a special track for developers on both the 28th and 29th of November, and a track for startups and SMEs on 29th.

  • On Day 1, tech experts will be explaining everything that a developer needs to know, to start coding and to build a successful FIWARE-enabled Smart Application. Reviewing all the core components of the open source technology, connecting to IoT, adding Identity Management, Access Control and API Management, etc.
  • On Day 2, technology leaders will join to share their vision on Smart Cities, Agriculture and Industry. Public officials will review legislation and unveil future plans for the digital economy. Powered by FIWARE startups will be pitching, presenting innovative products and sharing their success stories. It will be the day for Accelerators, partners such as IDS and TM Forum, city representatives like the ones from Porto and Utrecht, the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the European Commission. Day 2 will also feature a series of thematic workshops on the FIWARE components

Side-Events: a global Industrial Data Space and the Smart City focus

On November 28th, and under the umbrella of the FIWARE Tech Summit event in Málaga, the Industria Conectada 4.0 initiative and the Industrial Data Space Association (IDSA) will celebrate their first summit, connecting projects and achievements within the Smart Industry and Data Economy sectors, linking the Spanish, European and worldwide markets.

A series of special session will take place on November 29th: FIWARE is helping cities to complete their transformation into Smart Cities and being FIWARE-ready is becoming a prerequisite for any company wishing to become partner of a Public Administration in its urban development. Those attending the sessions will have the opportunity to meet the growing FIWARE Community creating Smart City solutions and will find out what the public representatives are expecting from them.

Andalucía, a pioneering region in Open Source and FIWARE tech innovation

The collaborative framework between FIWARE and Andalucía keeps strengthening, reinforcing the development of smart ecosystems and entrepreneurial communities, with the FIWARE Zone, present in Málaga and Sevilla, as an active and fruitful example of this.

FIWARE Zone, a collaboration between Telefónica and the Regional Government of Andalusia –which has initiated its own process to formally become member of the FIWARE Foundation– invites all companies, entrepreneurs, teachers and University students, as well as the public administrations, to join and pitch in with innovative ideas, to build the Connected City of the future, which will be developed using open source standard technology.

FIWARE iHubs, where local and global meets

FIWARE Zone plays an essential role in the expansion of the FIWARE iHubs initiative on a global scale, presenting its model for the development of a FIWARE iHub. The recent Open Call, launched on October 12th, will come to a conclusion at the FIWARE Tech Summit. The winners will be announced as pioneering iHubs: research and business centers that show the potential of the ecosystem and platform.

The prizes will be awarded by Ricardo Dominguez García-Baquero, representative of the Regional Government of Andalucía (Ministry of Agriculture).

The FIWARE Foundation

The FIWARE Foundation is leading the community to achieve its mission, driving the adoption and development of FIWARE technology. Backed by ICT main actors, such as its Platinum members: Atos, Engineering, Orange, NEC and Telefónica; and, after just a year, the Foundation is about to welcome its 150th member. Most recent incorporations include companies and new individual members from Korea, Brazil, USA, Israel or Egypt.

For this Tech Summit in Málaga, the FIWARE Foundation is not only welcoming representatives from all its vibrant Community and the world of Open Source, willing to join the FIWARE ecosystem, but also the community around IDSA and the Industria Conectada 4.0 initiative.

The FIWARE Foundation fully supports IDSA in building a space to enable the Data Economy, where the security, trustworthiness and sovereignty of data are granted. A space that is based on an open, highly distributed, scalable and federated architecture. A Memorandum of Understanding between the IDSA and the FIWARE Foundation has already been signed earlier this year.

New FIWARE components

During the Tech Summit, the FIWARE Foundation will be also presenting new components of the Open Source Platform that has been created by business and research giants like NEC or Fraunhofer, emphasizing the importance and matchmaking role of FIWARE in the global ICT arena:

  • On 27th November, NEC Laboratories Europe announced the development of FogFlow, a fog computing framework that brings context information management to the edge of the networks, enabling on-demand context information processing. IoT service developers will benefit from faster development and deployment of IoT services with low management costs. IoT platform operators can take advantage of the automatic utilization of the available resources, as well as managing the complexity of multi-tenant edge systems. The FogFlow cloud edge orchestrator has been approved by the FIWARE Foundation as a new Generic Enabler (GE) in the FIWARE open source ecosystem.
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed an OpenMTC M2M component that is able to solve the connection with devices using the well known and widely adopted oneM2M standard issued by ETSI. The OpenMTC M2M communication platform, a reference implementation of the globally fostered oneM2M machine-to-machine (M2M) communication standard, allows for rapid development of innovative M2M and IoT applications. The truly horizontal approach enables a broad spectrum of IoT applications across multiple verticals and provides easy integration of devices from different IoT domains, independent from the underlying hardware or network infrastructure.

FIWARE​ ​Tech​ ​Summit:​ ​la​ ​comunidad​ ​global​ ​Open​ ​Source​ ​vuelve​ ​a Málaga

Nota​ ​de​ ​Prensa​ ​28​ ​Noviembre​ ​2017, Málaga

Con​ ​la​ ​colaboración​ ​de​ ​Promálaga​ ​y​ ​el​ ​Ayuntamiento​ ​de​ ​la​ ​ciudad,​ ​y​ ​con​ ​el​ ​apoyo​ ​de​ ​la Junta​ ​de​ ​Andalucía​ ​y​ ​de​ ​iniciativas​ ​activas​ ​a​ ​nivel​ ​local​ ​y​ ​regional,​ ​FIWARE​ ​regresa​ ​al lugar​ ​donde​ ​celebró​ ​su​ ​primer​ ​Summit,​ ​hace​ ​ahora​ ​un​ ​año.​ ​Anunciando​ ​además​ ​el compromiso​ ​con​ ​la​ ​ciudad​ ​de​ ​Málaga​ ​para​ ​que​ ​esta​ ​se​ ​convierta​ ​en​ ​la​ ​sede​ ​del​ ​FIWARE Tech​ ​Summit​ ​durante​ ​los​ ​próximos​ ​cinco​ ​años.

Durante​ ​la​ ​mañana​ ​del​ ​martes​ ​28​ ​de​ ​Noviembre,​ ​el​ ​Excmo.​ ​Sr.​ ​D.​ ​Francisco​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Torre, Alcalde​ ​de​ ​Málaga​ ​ha​ ​abierto​ ​la​ ​rueda​ ​de​ ​prensa​ ​inaugural​ ​del​ ​evento​ ​FIWARE​ ​Tech Summit,​ ​acompañado​ ​de​ ​D.​ ​Francisco​ ​Javier​ ​Salas​ ​Ruiz,​ ​Delegado​ ​Territorial​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Junta de​ ​Andalucía;​ ​D.​ ​Ángel​ ​Ortiz,​ ​Consejero​ ​Delegado​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Sociedad​ ​Andaluza​ ​para​ ​el Desarrollo​ ​de​ ​las​ ​Telecomunicaciones,​ ​también​ ​parte​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Junta;​ ​D.​ ​Fernando​ ​Valdés, en​ ​representación​ ​del​ ​Ministerio​ ​de​ ​Industria,​ ​Economía​ ​y​ ​Competitividad;​ ​Lars​ ​Nagel, director​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Industrial​ ​Data​ ​Space​ ​Association.​ ​Y​ ​los​ ​miembros​ ​de​ ​la​ ​FIWARE Foundation:​ ​Yasumori​ ​Mochizuki,​ ​Senior​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​de​ ​NEC​ ​Corporation;​ ​Hubert Tardieu,​ ​Charmain​ ​del​ ​BoD​ ​de​ ​la​ ​FIWARE​ ​Foundation​ ​y​ ​Advisor​ ​del​ ​CEO​ ​en​ ​ATOS;​ ​y​ ​Ulrich Ahle,​ ​CEO​ ​de​ ​la​ ​FIWARE​ ​Foundation.

D.​ ​Francisco​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Torre​ ​ha​ ​dado,​ ​en​ ​nombre​ ​de​ ​la​ ​ciudad,​ ​una​ ​calurosa​ ​bienvenida​ ​a​ ​la FIWARE​ ​Foundation​ ​y​ ​a​ ​toda​ ​la​ ​Comunidad​ ​Open​ ​Source,​ ​indicando​ ​que​ ​este​ ​evento,​ ​el Tech​ ​Summit,​ ​es​ ​la​ ​muestra​ ​del​ ​interés​ ​y​ ​apoyo​ ​recíproco​ ​entre​ ​FIWARE​ ​y​ ​Málaga. También​ ​ha​ ​subrayado​ ​la​ ​importancia​ ​que​ ​la​ ​tecnología​ ​y​ ​su​ ​potencial​ ​de​ ​innovación tienen​ ​para​ ​el​ ​desarrollo​ ​urbano​ ​y​ ​para​ ​mejorar​ ​la​ ​calidad​ ​de​ ​vida​ ​de​ ​los​ ​ciudadanos, así​ ​como​ ​para​ ​superar​ ​los​ ​retos​ ​económicos​ ​y​ ​sociales,​ ​presentes​ ​y​ ​futuros.​ ​A continuación,​ ​el​ ​Excmo.​ ​Sr.​ ​Alcalde,​ ​acompañado​ ​por​ ​los​ ​representantes​ ​de​ ​la organización,​ ​ha​ ​visitado​ ​el​ ​evento​ ​y​ ​se​ ​ha​ ​interesado​ ​por​ ​la​ ​demostración​ ​de​ ​soluciones ‘powered​ ​by​ ​FIWARE’​ ​que​ ​se​ ​presentan​ ​en​ ​la​ ​zona​ ​de​ ​exhibición.

Home_1180x596_FIWARE_SummitFIWARE​ ​Tech​ ​Summit​ ​es​ ​un​ ​evento​ ​especialmente​ ​dedicado​ ​al​ ​desarrollo​ ​tecnológico​ ​y​ ​de negocio​ ​que​ ​se​ ​celebra​ ​los​ ​días​ ​28​ ​y​ ​29​ ​de​ ​Noviembre,​ ​en​ ​el​ ​Palacio​ ​de​ ​Ferias​ ​y Congresos​ ​de​ ​Málaga​ ​(FYCMA),​ ​reuniendo​ ​a​ ​destacadas​ ​empresas,​ ​startups, emprendedores​ ​y​ ​desarrolladores,​ ​de​ ​los​ ​ámbitos​ ​del​ ​código​ ​abierto​ ​e​ ​Internet​ ​de​ ​las Cosas,​ ​Ciudades​ ​Inteligentes,​ ​Industria​ ​4.0​ ​y​ ​Smart​ ​Agro.

  • ​La​ ​comunidad​ ​global​ ​FIWARE​ ​se​ ​expande​ ​actualmente,​ ​asentando​ ​su​ ​alcance mundial,​ ​con​ ​acuerdos​ ​de​ ​colaboración​ ​y​ ​proyectos​ ​en​ ​marcha​ ​en​ ​América​ ​del​ ​Norte​ ​y del​ ​Sur,​ ​Asia,​ ​África​ ​y,​ ​por​ ​supuesto,​ ​Europa.
  • Con​ ​presencia​ ​directa​ ​en​ ​más​ ​de​ ​100​ ​Smart​ ​Cities​ ​de​ ​todo​ ​el​ ​mundo,​ ​la tecnología​ ​está​ ​avanzando​ ​también​ ​dentro​ ​de​ ​los​ ​sectores​ ​agrícola​ ​e​ ​industrial.
  • Programas​ ​como​ ​FIWARE​ ​Mundus​ ​y​ ​FIWARE​ ​iHubs​ ​ofrecen​ ​apoyo​ ​a​ ​empresas, emprendedores,​ ​estudiantes​ ​e​ ​investigadores,​ ​desde​ ​los​ ​niveles​ ​local​ ​y​ ​regional,​ ​hasta la​ ​difusión​ ​global​ ​de​ ​sus​ ​proyectos.
  • FIWARE​ ​se​ ​ha​ ​destacado​ ​por​ ​lanzar​ ​y​ ​sostener​ ​startups​ ​y​ ​PYMEs​ ​en​ ​proceso​ ​de expansión.​ ​Con​ ​más​ ​de​ ​5​ ​millones​ ​de​ ​euros​ ​distribuidos​ ​a​ ​través​ ​de​ ​su​ ​programa acelerador,​ ​cada​ ​Summit​ ​supone​ ​una​ ​oportunidad​ ​de​ ​oro​ ​para​ ​proyectos​ ​en​ ​busca​ ​de guía​ ​y​ ​apoyo​ ​económico.
  • Desde​ ​el​ ​punto​ ​de​ ​vista​ ​técnico,​ ​la​ ​comunidad​ ​FIWARE​ ​nunca​ ​se​ ​detiene, enfocada​ ​a​ ​mejorar​ ​siempre​ ​la​ ​plataforma:​ ​durante​ ​el​ ​Tech​ ​Summit​ ​se​ ​presentarán nuevos​ ​componentes​ ​de​ ​software​ ​(Generic​ ​Enablers),​ ​desarrollados​ ​por​ ​gigantes​ ​de las​ ​TIC,​ ​como​ ​son​ ​NEC​ ​o​ ​Fraunhofer,​ ​que​ ​los​ ​ponen​ ​a​ ​disposición​ ​de​ ​la​ ​comunidad, haciendo​ ​posible​ ​nuevas​ ​y​ ​mejores​ ​capacidades​ ​de​ ​cara​ ​al​ ​desarrollo​ ​de​ ​las aplicaciones​ ​inteligentes​ ​(Smart​ ​Apps)​ ​más​ ​innovadoras.

Dos​ ​días​ ​de​ ​evento:​ ​Tecnología​ ​+​ ​Negocio​ ​(y​ ​mucho​ ​más)

La​ ​agenda​ ​del​ ​evento​ ​ofrece​ ​una​ ​serie​ ​de​ ​sesiones​ ​especiales​ ​para​ ​desarrolladores​ ​a​ ​lo largo​ ​de​ ​los​ ​días​ ​28​ ​y​ ​29,​ ​además​ ​de​ ​sesiones​ ​especiales​ ​para​ ​startups​ ​y​ ​PYMEs​ ​durante el​ ​día​ ​29.

  • El​ ​primer​ ​día,​ ​expertos​ ​en​ ​tecnología​ ​FIWARE​ ​explicarán​ ​todo​ ​lo​ ​que​ ​un desarrollador​ ​necesita​ ​saber​ ​para​ ​empezar​ ​a​ ​programar​ ​y​ ​construir​ ​con​ ​éxito​ ​una solución​ ​inteligente​ ​compatible​ ​con​ ​la​ ​plataforma.​ ​Revisarán​ ​todos​ ​los​ ​componentes centrales​ ​de​ ​esta​ ​tecnología​ ​Open​ ​Source,​ ​como​ ​los​ ​que​ ​permiten​ ​conectarse​ ​a​ ​IoT​ ​o añadir​ ​funciones​ ​clave​ ​(Identity​ ​Management,​ ​Access​ ​Control,​ ​API​ ​Management,​ ​etc.)
  • El​ ​segundo​ ​día,​ ​los​ ​líderes​ ​tecnológicos​ ​tomarán​ ​la​ ​palabra,​ ​para​ ​compartir​ ​su visión​ ​sobre​ ​Smart​ ​Cities,​ ​además​ ​de​ ​agricultura​ ​e​ ​industria​ ​inteligentes. Representantes​ ​públicos​ ​revisarán​ ​la​ ​legislación​ ​aplicable​ ​y​ ​presentarán​ ​sus​ ​planes​ ​de futuro​ ​para​ ​la​ ​economía​ ​digital.​ ​Startups​ ​‘powered​ ​by​ ​FIWARE’​ ​descubrirán​ ​sus historias​ ​de​ ​éxito​ ​y​ ​darán​ ​a​ ​conocer​ ​sus​ ​productos​ ​más​ ​innovadores.​ ​Será​ ​también​ ​el día​ ​de​ ​las​ ​aceleradoras​ ​y​ ​de​ ​proyectos​ ​colaboradores​ ​como​ ​IDSA​ ​o​ ​TM​ ​Forum,​ ​de representantes​ ​municipales​ ​venidos​ ​de​ ​Oporto​ ​o​ ​Utrech,​ ​del​ ​Ministerio​ ​de​ ​Industria​ ​y de​ ​la​ ​Comisión​ ​Europea.​ ​Además,​ ​en​ ​este​ ​segundo​ ​día,​ ​habrá​ ​espacio​ ​para​ ​charlas​ ​y talleres​ ​temáticos​ ​sobre​ ​los​ ​componentes​ ​de​ ​FIWARE.

Eventos​ ​paralelos:​ ​un​ ​espacio​ ​global​ ​de​ ​datos​ ​para​ ​la​ ​Industria​ ​y​ ​el​ ​foco​ ​en​ ​Smart​ ​Cities

El​ ​28​ ​de​ ​Noviembre,​ ​en​ ​Málaga​ ​y​ ​dentro​ ​del​ ​FIWARE​ ​Tech​ ​Summit,​ ​las​ ​iniciativas Industria​ ​Conectada​ ​4.0​ ​e​ ​Industrial​ ​Data​ ​Space​ ​Association​ ​(IDSA)​ ​celebrarán​ ​su​ ​primer evento​ ​conjunto,​ ​enlazando​ ​ambos​ ​proyectos​ ​y​ ​sumando​ ​sus​ ​logros​ ​hasta​ ​la​ ​fecha, dentro​ ​de​ ​los​ ​sectores​ ​de​ ​la​ ​industria​ ​inteligente​ ​y​ ​la​ ​economía​ ​de​ ​datos,​ ​dentro​ ​de​ ​los mercados​ ​español,​ ​europeo​ ​y​ ​mundial.

Una​ ​serie​ ​de​ ​sesiones​ ​especiales​ ​tendrán​ ​lugar​ ​durante​ ​el​ ​29​ ​de​ ​Noviembre:​ ​FIWARE está​ ​ayudando​ ​a​ ​las​ ​ciudades​ ​a​ ​completar​ ​su​ ​transformación​ ​en​ c​​ iudades​ ​inteligentes; ser​ ​compatible​ ​con​ ​la​ ​tecnología​ ​(FIWARE-ready)​ ​es,​ ​cada​ ​vez​ ​más,​ ​un​ ​requisito indispensable​ ​para​ ​cualquier​ ​proyecto​ ​o​ ​empresa​ ​que​ ​quiera​ ​trabajar​ ​con​ ​una administración​ ​pública​ ​y​ ​dentro​ ​de​ ​su​ ​desarrollo​ ​urbano.​ ​Quienes​ ​atiendan​ ​a​ ​estas sesiones​ ​tendrán​ ​la​ ​ocasión​ ​de​ ​encontrarse​ ​con​ ​la​ ​comunidad​ ​FIWARE​ ​que​ ​crece alrededor​ ​de​ ​la​ ​creación​ ​de​ ​soluciones​ ​para​ ​Smart​ ​Cities,​ ​además​ ​de​ ​conocer​ ​de​ ​primera mano​ ​lo​ ​que​ ​el​ ​sector​ ​público​ ​está​ ​demandando.

Andalucía,​ ​una​ ​región​ ​pionera​ ​en​ ​innovación​ ​Open​ ​Source​ ​y​ ​FIWARE

El​ ​marco​ ​de​ ​colaboración​ ​entre​ ​FIWARE​ ​y​ ​Andalucía​ ​sigue​ ​fortaleciéndose,​ ​reforzando​ ​el desarrollo​ ​de​ ​un​ ​ecosistema​ ​de​ ​emprendimiento.​ ​La​ ​FIWARE​ ​Zone,​ ​con​ ​sedes​ ​en​ ​Málaga​ ​y Sevilla,​ ​es​ ​un​ ​ejemplo​ ​activo​ ​de​ ​ello.

FIWARE​ ​Zone​ ​supone​ ​la​ ​colaboración​ ​entre​ ​Telefónica​ ​y​ ​la​ ​Junta​ ​de​ ​Andalucía​ ​–la​ ​cual​ ​ha iniciado​ ​el​ ​proceso​ ​interno​ ​para​ ​formalizar​ ​su​ ​incorporación​ ​como​ ​miembro​ ​de​ ​la​ ​FIWARE Foundation–,​ ​extendiendo​ ​una​ ​invitación​ ​a​ ​empresas,​ ​emprendedores,​ ​profesores​ ​y estudiantes​ ​universitarios,​ ​así​ ​como​ ​a​ ​las​ ​administraciones​ ​públicas,​ ​a​ ​unirse​ ​y​ ​poner​ ​en común​ ​innovaciones​ ​e​ ​ideas,​ ​con​ ​el​ ​objeto​ ​de​ ​construir​ ​la​ ​ciudad​ ​conectada​ ​del​ ​futuro, cuyo​ ​desarrollo​ ​se​ ​hará​ ​a​ ​partir​ ​de​ ​estándares​ ​y​ ​tecnología​ ​Open​ ​Source.

FIWARE​ ​iHubs,​ ​donde​ ​lo​ ​local​ ​y​ ​lo​ ​global​ ​se​ ​encuentran

FIWARE​ ​Zone​ ​desempeña​ ​un​ ​papel​ ​esencial​ ​en​ ​la​ ​expansión​ ​de​ ​la​ ​iniciativa​ ​FIWARE​ ​iHubs a​ ​escala​ ​global,​ ​presentando​ ​el​ ​modelo​ ​práctico​ ​para​ ​el​ ​desarrollo​ ​de​ ​un​ ​centro​ ​de innovación​ ​FIWARE.​ ​La​ ​reciente​ ​convocatoria​ ​abierta​ ​llegará​ ​a​ ​término​ ​en​ ​el​ ​Tech Summit:​ ​se​ ​anunciará​ ​a​ ​los​ ​ganadores,​ ​iHubs​ ​pioneros​ ​y​ ​centros​ ​de​ ​innovación​ ​y​ ​de negocio​ ​que​ ​demuestran​ ​el​ ​potencial​ ​del​ ​ecosistema​ ​y​ ​de​ ​la​ ​plataforma.​ ​Ricardo Domínguez​ ​García-Baquero,​ ​vice-consejero​ ​de​ ​Agricultura​ ​de​ ​la​ ​Junta​ ​de​ ​Andalucía,​ ​hará entrega​ ​de​ ​los​ ​premios.

FIWARE​ ​Foundation

La​ ​FIWARE​ ​Foundation​ ​está​ ​liderando​ ​a​ ​la​ ​comunidad​ ​en​ ​la​ ​consecución​ ​de​ ​su​ ​misión: avanzar​ ​en​ ​la​ ​adopción​ ​y​ ​el​ ​desarrollo​ ​de​ ​la​ ​tecnología​ ​FIWARE.​ ​Con​ ​el​ ​respaldo​ ​de grandes​ ​nombres​ ​del​ ​sector​ ​TIC​ ​multinacional​ ​–Atos,​ ​Engineering,​ ​Orange,​ ​NEC​ ​y Telefónica,​ ​miembros​ ​Platinum​ ​de​ ​la​ ​fundación–,​ ​y​ ​tras​ ​apenas​ ​un​ ​año​ ​de​ ​actividad,​ ​la FIWARE​ ​Foundation​ ​está​ ​a​ ​punto​ ​de​ ​dar​ ​la​ ​bienvenida​ ​a​ ​su​ ​miembro​ ​número​ ​150.​ ​Las incorporaciones​ ​más​ ​recientes​ ​incluyen​ ​empresas​ ​y​ ​miembros​ ​individuales​ ​procedentes de​ ​Corea,​ ​Brasil,​ ​EEUU,​ ​Israel​ ​o​ ​Egipto.

De​ ​cara​ ​al​ T​​ ech​ ​Summit​ ​in​ ​Málaga,​ ​la​ ​FIWARE​ ​Foundation​ ​no​ ​sólo​ ​recibirá​ ​a​ ​los representantes​ ​de​ ​su​ ​vibrante​ ​comunidad​ ​y​ ​del​ ​mundo​ ​Open​ ​Source,​ ​decididos​ ​a​ ​formar parte​ ​del​ ​ecosistema​ ​FIWARE,​ ​sino​ ​que​ ​también​ ​dará​ ​la​ ​bienvenida​ ​a​ ​las​ ​comunidades creadas​ ​alrededor​ ​de​ ​las​ ​iniciativas​ ​IDSA​ ​e​ ​Industria​ ​Conectada​ ​4.0.

La FIWARE Foundation apoya a IDSA en la creación de un espacio que haga posible la economía de datos (Data Economy), donde la seguridad, la fiabilidad y la soberanía de los datos estén garantizadas. Un espacio construido a partir de una arquitectura común, abierta, escalable y federada.

Nuevos componentes FIWARE

Durante el Tech Summit, la FIWARE Foundation presentará también nuevos componentes de la plataforma Open Source, creados por NEC y Fraunhofer, dos gigantes en cuanto a negocio e I+D+i se refiere. Algo que subraya el papel de FIWARE como punto de encuentro dentro del sector TIC multinacional:

  • El 27 de Noviembre, NEC Laboratories Europe ha anunciado el desarrollo de FogFlow, un entorno de trabajo que lleva el manejo de información de contexto a su máxima expresión, permitiendo procesar dicha información de contexto bajo demanda. Los desarrolladores de servicios IoT se beneficiarán así de una mayor rapidez a la hora de crear sus servicios, reduciendo los costes asociados. Los operadores de plataformas IoT podrán aprovechar la automatización en el uso de los recursos a su alcance, así como gestionar fácilmente complejos sistemas multi-propietario. El orquestador FogFlow ha sido aprobado por la FIWARE Foundation como nuevo Generic Enabler (GE), parte del ecosistema Open Source.
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS ha desarrollado el componente OpenMTC M2M, capaz de resolver la conexión de dispositivos empleando el estándar oneM2M, recomendado por ETSI y ampliamente conocido y adoptado. La plataforma de comunicación OpenMTC M2M es una implementación de referencia a partir del estándar global de comunicación oneM2M, que permite un rápido desarrollo de aplicaciones innovadoras “machine-to-machine” (M2M) e IoT. Un enfoque verdaderamente horizontal que hace posible un amplio espectro de aplicaciones IoT a lo largo y ancho de múltiples sectores de negocio, y que facilita la integración de dispositivos provenientes de distintos dominios dentro de IoT, independientemente del hardware o la red en que estén basados.

NEC Develops a FIWARE-based Fog Computing Framework for Edge-based IoT Services

Heidelberg, November 27, 2017 – NEC Laboratories Europe today announced the development of FogFlow, a fog computing framework that brings context information management to the edge of the networks. It enables on-demand context information processing. FogFlow extends the already unique capabilities of FIWARE context information management to bring (among other features) AI-based information processing close to the IoT devices which are sensing and controlling the activities in the real world. FogFlow is compliant with the NGSI standard utilized by FIWARE for context information management.


FogFlow achieves this by providing a programming model that packages sophisticated context processing modules and automatically distributes those components to available edge resources. The programming model is supported by a set of user tools for visually creating the information flow, as well as a data processing platform that includes an automatic optimizing runtime orchestrator.


NEC is creating customer solutions using the open-source FogFlow system together with components from its solutions portfolio, eg. Face recognition, AI engines, and connectors to existing IoT systems.


IoT service developers will benefit from faster development and deployment of IoT services with low management cost. IoT platform operators can take advantage of the automatic utilization of the available resources as well as managing the complexity of multi-tenant edge systems. The FogFlow cloud edge orchestrator has been approved by the FIWARE foundation as a new generic enabler (GE) in the FIWARE open source ecosystem.


Recently fog computing (also called edge computing) has become the new trend to efficiently provide time-sensitive IoT services with real-time local context awareness. However, IoT service providers are still facing a big challenge to quickly program, deploy, and manage services over their geo-distributed and highly heterogeneous infrastructure. With FogFlow, they can easily program IoT services with a set of data processing tasks through a graphical user interface. More importantly, FogFlow can automatically figure out how to orchestrate those tasks over cloud and edges in an optimized manner – taking into account the availability, locality, and mobility of IoT devices.


FogFlow technology can be applied in various business domains. In retail, FogFlow can be used as a cloud-edge based service platform to dynamically manage various data analytics services over thousands of in-shop sensors and cameras. Examples include monitoring the abnormal usage of electricity by defect devices or analyzing customer needs in real-time to deliver targeted advertisements. Since FogFlow is based on open standards, city authorities utilize FogFlow as a vendor-neutral and open IoT service platform to program Smart Cities. It allows car manufacturers, energy providers, and public transport to offer new business based on open city data.


Together with NEC business units – NEC Solution Innovators and NEC Iberica – NEC Laboratories Europe has demonstrated FogFlow technology and its use cases at iEXPO in Tokyo, NEC's largest customer event, and at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. FogFlow is now promoted as a new FIWARE GE in the FIWARE community. Its code repository and detailed tutorials have been made available at github. At the upcoming FIWARE Summit in Spain (Malaga, 28-29 November), FogFlow will be presented to FIWARE developers to speed up its adoption in the FIWARE community.




FogFlow code repository: the basic version of FogFlow has been released as an open source FIWARE GE and the code repository is accessible here.

FogFlow Tutorial: the detailed tutorial for developers is available here.



About NEC Laboratories Europe

NEC Europe Ltd. established NEC Laboratories Europe in 1994. The laboratories are located in Heidelberg, Germany and South Ruislip, UK. They conduct research, development and standardization on cutting-edge ICT technologies while creating innovative social solutions. Current topics include 5G networks, data science, artificial intelligence, IoT platforms, software-defined networking, blockchain, and IoT security. These technologies will advance NEC’s Solutions for the Society, including areas such as lifeline and communication infrastructures, safer cities and public services. Special emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of NEC’s European customers. For additional information, please visit our website here.


About NEC Europe Ltd.

NEC Europe is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. NEC Europe is building upon its heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions and

services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector. For additional information, please visit:


About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC.


The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit


IMPACT Accelerator Presents Its 2017 Call For Startups In Málaga

IMPACT Accelerator will present its programs IMPACT Growth and IMPACT Connected Car in collaboration with the FIWARE Foundation, the FIWARE Zone, Telefónica, the Junta de Andalucía and local startup GymCraft.

Click here to register for the event. Attendees will get an exclusive 100% discount for the FIWARE Tech Summit!!


  • IMPACT Growth is the first acceleration program that brings together renowned international accelerators, open source technology, global brands, and private VC funds to invest €3.6 million in rising startups.
  • IMPACT Connected Car is focused on innovation in the mobility and transportation sector, with a specific emphasis on the verticals of safety and security, vehicle management, infotainment, and more. The program will distribute a total of €2.1M equity free among selected startups.

IMPACT Growth offers startups up to €250,000 equity free and is designed for growth-stage startups, with a product already on the market. The program is focused on four verticals: agrifood, smart cities and infrastructure, content, and smart manufacturing. Startups need to be willing to implement FIWARE technologies, an open source initiative, as part of their offering. 

IMPACT Connected Car offers startups and SMEs up to €60,000 equity free, and is focused on strengthening the mobility value chain. 

IMPACT’s Offering

Equity free financing of €100,000 equity free for each IMPACT Growth startup, with up to €250,000 for the program’s best, and €60,000 equity free for each IMPACT Connected Car startup. In addition, IMPACT offers specialized training, mentoring with top-level experts, crowdfunding support, participation in Investor Days, for direct contact with investors, and much more.

Startups interested in IMPACT Growth can apply before December 12th on the IMPACT website. Likewise, startups interested in IMPACT Connected Car can apply before January 10th on the IMPACT website.

IMPACT Málaga Info Session

IMPACT Accelerator will present its 2017 open call for startups in Málaga on Tuesday, November 28th from 19:30 to 20:30 at Antiguo Edificio de Tabacalera. C/ Concejal Muñoz Cerván, 3, Módulo 5, Planta 0.


19:30h – 19:45h: IMPACT Growth presentation – Daniel Twal, Acceleration Manager

19:45h – 20:00h: IMPACT Connected Car presentation – Sara A. Pedraz, Acceleration Manager

20:00h – 20:15h: How can IMPACT help your company? – Tilmann Holm, CEO GymCraft

20:15h – 20:30h: Q & A

Click here to register for the event!


NEC Smart City solution is now certified “Powered by FIWARE”

Madrid, November 7, 2017 – NEC Europe and its advanced Smart City solution, the CCOC, has been recently certified “Powered by FIWARE”. This certification recognizes that the NEC Smart City platform is fully aligned with FIWARE standards, to ease the development of new Applications in multiple vertical sectors. The CCOC will manage information at large scale and gather Context Information coming from different and highly distributed sources such as end users, sensor networks and all kind of information systems, including social networks, processing it in order to perform smart actions, including prediction and prescriptions.

CCOC (Cloud City Operation Centre) solution collects real-time data of information from around a city, it automates the analysis, and allows for the swift provision of municipal services, which in turn reduces the workload at monitoring centers. The public operational costs can be reduced using NEC’s technology to crunch and visualize the data, which means city planners can focus on taking decisions for the public welfare, improving the daily operation and coordination of multiple city services, bolstering security and ultimately improving the Quality of Life for residents.

PoweredByFiware1-2As an official partner of FIWARE, Mr. Jose Luis Maté, CTO of Public Services at NEC Europe, commented, "NEC deeply believes in openness and collaboration. Our product strategy for digital transformation is fully based on it as well, and there is no better representation of those values than FIWARE. We leverage their implementation-driven software to build smarter applications in sectors such as Smart Cities."

NEC is one of the first providers to be awarded with the “Powered by FIWARE” certificate, because of its strong support and close following of FIWARE architecture, protocols and best practices that are implemented in all Smart Cities projects.

FIWARE is an Open Source initiative whose mission is to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards for the development of Smart Applications in multiple sectors. The FIWARE platform provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and also combines components enabling the connection to the Internet of Things with Context Information Management and Big Data services on the Cloud. The specifications of these APIs are public and royalty-free. An open source reference implementation of each of the FIWARE components is publicly available so that multiple FIWARE providers can emerge faster in the market with a low-cost proposition.

NEC is also a platinum member of the FIWARE Foundation e.V. NEC was the first Japanese company to join the Foundation and has joined the board of directors and technical steering committee of the FIWARE Foundation, the foundation's decision-making authorities, thereby contributing to development, standardization and promotion of the FIWARE technology to accelerate smart city and smart industry businesses utilizing IoT (Internet of Things).

NEC’s CCOC (Cloud City Operation Centre) will be on display in the NEC booth during Smart City Expo World Congress, which is being held 14-16 November 2017 in Barcelona. For more information see

About NEC Europe Ltd.

NEC Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. NEC Europe is building upon its heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions and services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector. For additional information, please visit the NEC Europe home page at:

About FIWARE Foundation.

The FIWARE Foundation was founded as a legal non-profit association in October 2016. The purpose of the FIWARE Foundation is to serve the FIWARE Community which comprises all individuals and organizations committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. These platform standards are materialized in the FIWARE Open Source Platform. For additional information, please visit the FIWARE home page at: /


IMPACT Growth launches its second open call, offering up to €250,000 equity free funding for startups

  • During 2017-2019, 14 startups will be financed up to €250,000 with equity free funding

  • Top performing startups will have the opportunity to receive additional private funding of up to €1.5 million from participating investment funds

  • IMPACT Growth expects to surpass the success achieved in the first open call, which had more than 1,900 applications from 60 countries

  • The programme is funded by the European Commission and framed within the FIWARE ecosystem

  • Led by ISDI and FundingBox, it has the support of the FIWARE Foundation, Accelerace, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, ​​Kibo Ventures, Invesdor, Danone, Ferrovial Servicios, DOCOMO Digital and MADE

Barcelona, 5th September 2017 – Following the huge success of the first call, the startup acceleration programme IMPACT Growth launches its second open call for startups, with a fund of €3.6 million and a final aim of identifying four European super startups.

Coordinated by FundingBox and with the acceleration process led by ISDI and Accelerace, the programme is supported by the participation of the FIWARE Foundation, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Accelerace, ​​Kibo Ventures and Invesdor. Industry leaders Danone, Ferrovial Servicios, DOCOMO Digital and MADE will provide further market support to the SMEs and startups involved. IMPACT Growth is an initiative funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme.

The second open call, which will be launched on 5 September during DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, will select 14 startups that will be financed with up to €250,000 equity free funding. In this round, IMPACT Growth expects to surpass the success achieved in the first open call, which received applications from more than 1,900 startups from 60 countries.

The programme is focused on four verticals and ​​is aimed at companies with a proven track-record, and with products that are already in the market. The four verticals are: Smart Infrastructure & Cities, Smart Content, Smart Manufacturing and Smart AgriFood.

IMPACT Growth builds its expertise on the successful work previously done by IMPACT, the accelerator that invested €6.4 million in 63 startups during 2014-2016. IMPACT has recently been named among the global top ten in Gust’s Global Accelerator Report, after evaluating 579 programmes from five continents.

On par with IMPACT’s previous programmes, funding will go hand in hand with a high-performance startup training programme in which renowned experts and international entrepreneurs will deliver practical classes in the cities of Madrid, Copenhagen and Barcelona. Following the week-long acceleration bootcamp, startups will not be required to relocate to another city, they will simply have remote access to an international network of more than one hundred recognised mentors, founders and investors, who are all experts in different key areas of knowledge, both in the digital sector and from within the accelerator’s four verticals.

Mentors will help startups solve complex issues related to business, technology and scalability.

The participation of the FIWARE Foundation will allow the beneficiaries to receive support in incorporating FIWARE technologies into their software architecture. FIWARE is an innovative, open source and cloud-based technology stack that eases the creation and global deployment of smart services and applications in the new digital era.

Interested startups can apply on the IMPACT Growth website. Applying before the first cutoff of 24 October gives applications more time to be considered; the final deadline is 12 December.

impact growth

The 14 selected startups of IMPACT Growth first open call


IMPACT is an accelerator formed by a consortium of 11 entities based in Spain, Poland, Denmark, Italy and Mexico, among other countries.

· ISDI is an institution created by Internet industry professionals in 2009. ISDI contributes to digital transformation and generates a competitive ecosystem by training digital professionals, promoting digital talent, disseminating knowledge, supporting entrepreneurs and transforming companies.

With headquarters in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Mexico D.F. and Silicon Valley, ISDI is the first “digital native” business school in Spain and has more and more online, mixed and blended executive courses. ISDI also provides personalized training in digital disciplines in Spain and other countries to companies including Telefónica, Correos, Gas Natural, Mapfre, Bankia, BBVA, El Corte Inglés, Vodafone, Prisa, Godó, Coca Cola, Nestle, and Danone.

In addition, through the ISDI Foundation, the school forms and advises NGOs in their development in the digital field, and supports and promotes initiatives linked to digital skills and programming concepts for children.

ISDI participates in initiatives to reduce unemployment through training with various institutional bodies and participates with the European Commission in designing the new framework of professions for the Digital Agenda 2020.

· FundingBox is the go-to platform for digital disruptors to join tech communities and win public funding. FundingBox is a community where entrepreneurs can meet, interact and collaborate to win public funding. FundingBox provides “scale ups” (startups and tech SMEs) with simple and personalized access to both public funding and interactive tech communities. Awarding bodies use FundingBox to distribute their funding and build communities that can grow and become integral parts of their ecosystems.  FundingBox has over 25 years’ experience in public funding, having won over €1 billion for its customers in this period. The company is composed of more than 30 professionals, with hubs in Spain, Denmark and Poland.

· The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE mission that is to develop an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the creation of Smart Solutions in multiple sectors.

The FIWARE Foundation accomplishes its goal by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members including end users, developers and rest of stakeholders in the entire ecosystem. The FIWARE Foundation is open: anybody can join contributing to a transparent governance of FIWARE activities and rising through the ranks, based on merit.

· Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally. With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens in the use of digital technologies; the digital transformation of industries; and the acceleration of innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship. Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming Education, Industry and the Economy. MWCapital hosts the Mobile World Congress and delivers 4 Years From Now [4YFN], a business platform for the startup community.

· Accelerace is one of the world’s Top 10 seed accelerators. Since 2008, Accelerace has spotted, trained and invested in more than 300 promising Danish and international startups and scale-ups. 88% of the companies are still in business. As a part of the national Scale-Up Denmark initiative, Accelerace scales startups in the field of technology, foodtech, cleantech, life science and welfaretech with the help from experienced serial entrepreneurs, camps and network. Accelerace has up until today invested more than 260 mio. DKK in promising startups that have completed the Accelerace program and has engaged partners e.g. Maersk, Novo Nordisk Fonden, Bang & Olufsen and SE to deliver access to world-class industry expertise.

· With over $120M assets under management, Kibo Ventures is one of the most active Spanish Venture Capital firms in the digital space. Having made over 40 investments, Kibo Ventures invests in companies with high growth potential and helps Spanish entrepreneurs with global ambition, a technology differentiation and scalable business models or in companies expanding into Spanish speaking countries where they can leverage on Kibo Ventures’ network. Kibo Ventures has invested in prominent companies of the Spanish tech ecosystem such as Carto, Flywire, Job and Talent, Logtrust, Jetlore, Blueliv, iContainers, Worldsensing or Promociones Farma. Kibo Ventures has a very international profile, with companies based in Spain, US, UK, Germany, Portugal and Latam and 40+ US/European co-investors.

· Invesdor is the Nordic market leader in equity crowdfunding platforms measured in invested capital and revenue in 2015.

A financial technology (fintech) company founded in Finland in 2012, Invesdor operates an online investment platform that connects ambitious European growth companies with investors worldwide. So far Invesdor has helped raise more than 26 million euros and hosted more than 70 successful equity crowdfunding campaigns. Invesdor's clients include private and publicly traded companies from Finland, the UK, Norway and Denmark as well as investors from more than 50 countries. Invesdor has offices in London and Helsinki.

· Ferrovial Servicios, SA, is the company of Ferrovial Group, which within the Services Division, operates in Spain, Portugal and other countries in the areas of comprehensive maintenance of facilities, industrial facility and energy management.

Ferrovial is currently managing more than 2700 buildings, offering the following services: comprehensive maintenance of buildings and lighting installations (electric, compressed air, heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration, fire protection…), facilities management, industrial installations’ maintenance, energy management, energy services for buildings and street lighting, installations’ implementation and audits, road and infrastructure maintenance and cleaning.

Ferrovial Servicios is the entity leading the Smart Infrastructure & Cities Vertical. The corporate participates in the dissemination of the Open call, startup selection proposing the specific challenges to be addressed, supporting the selected projects in its vertical by allocating them a Corporate Mentor which can analyze their potential from the Corporate point of view. Ferrovial Servicios also provides support to the projects funded, once finalized the Acceleration Programme, by offering them commercial partnerships in case potential success is detected.

· DOCOMO Digital is the unit for the global digital ecosystem of NTT DOCOMO. The company has over 15 years of expertise in mobile content, distributed through its proprietary platforms managing customer acquisition and mobile payments, thanks to the connection to over 200 mobile network operators in the world.

DOCOMO Digital is also active in managing Open Innovation through its corporate acceleration program, b-ventures, aimed at accelerating the growth of tech start-ups in the mobile content and mobile payments sectors, taking full advantage of its consolidated worldwide infrastructure and well-established international business relationships.

DOCOMO Digital is a global company based in London and present on 6 continents through nearly 1,000 people of 50 nationalities in 35 offices.

· DANONE is a world leader in dairy products, bottled water and other foods for children and clinics, with more than 900 million consumers. Isaac Carasso created the world’s first factory of industrial yogurt for general consumption in Barcelona in 1919. The group is now present in 140 countries. In Spain, Danone has production facilities in Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias and Valencia, which supply 40,000 shops and more than 11 million homes daily.

Danone was born out of innovation and being a fundamental pillar at all levels is woven into the DNA of the company. Therefore, it is very important for Danone to support initiatives such as IMPACT GROWTH that support the talent of young startups and that contribute to the promotion of research and development of the whole society.

· MADE is an independent association led by industry executives that aims to facilitate the development of innovative world-class manufacturing solutions to and for primarily European industry, enabling Denmark to compete globally and create growth in industry jobs. MADE will achieve its goals through the development of strategic partnerships between research institutes and industry, to deliver state of the art: manufacturing technology, leadership, operating models and education.

MADE consists of 113 large and small Danish manufacturing companies (incl. Grundfos, Danfoss, LEGO Group, Siemens Wind Power and over 80 SME’s), five universities (University of Southern Denmark, Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University, Copenhagen Business School, Aarhus University), three technological service institutes and is supported by private foundations and associations.

MADE has three focus areas; applied industrial research, innovation and education.  At the heart of MADE the applied research platform focuses on improving the competitiveness of MADE’s industrial partners. 44 Ph.D. and Postdoc projects have been initiated .  MADE was started on a  25 M EURO  budget (for 2014-2018) where over 50 % of the financing is provided by the industrial partners. MADE has just been granted a new program MADE DIGITAL (2017-2019) with a total budget of 25 M Euro, to speed up digitalization of Danish Manufacturing.

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​Netzlink new gold member of FIWARE Foundation e. V.

On August 14th, 2017, Netzlink Informationstechnik GmbH started to support FIWARE Foundation e. V. as a gold member. In future, Netzlink will continue to provide the only German FIWARE node for cities, companies, and developers.

FIWARE came into being with the EU Commission's "Future Internet Private Public Partnership" project five years ago. The project's purpose was the creation of an open and sustainable ecosystem supporting the development of intelligent applications. Thanks to EU support, it was possible to develop an open source platform for smart solutions with many standards and applications; nowadays, those are used in more than 110 cities and over 25 countries around the globe.

DHRO_8eXgAEhr4qTo further promote FIWARE's mission, FIWARE Foundation e. V. was set up by the four founding members Atos, Engineering, Orange, and Telefonica in Berlin in 2016. FIWARE Foundation wants to bring FIWARE technologies to even more people and to support the FIWARE community. FIWARE took its first steps in the area of smart cities – today, the platform is of major importance in the fields of agriculture and manufacturing as well. "Netzlink's joining of FIWARE Foundation," underlines Ulrich Ahle, CEO of FIWARE Foundation, "means that an important champion of our projects comes on board."

Netzlink has been providing the first (and, so far, the only) FIWARE node in Germany since 2015. This enables companies and cities to use FIWARE's infrastructure and resources, which tremendously simplifies app development for them. Martin Lange, Cloud Manager at Netzlink, explains: "Think of so-called generic enablers as ready-to-use building blocks. Using them, developers working on their own apps only have to do a little bit of development work themselves." Initially, the node provided by Netzlink was a FIWARE Lab, an environment for EU-funded start-up companies. Since 2017, these resources are also available to the business community. "We are looking forward to providing this infrastructure to companies and cities for their fields of productivity; this way, we can meet all demands. Whether our clients want to start by trying and testing the new environment or already have a specific application in mind – with us, they are in good hands," adds Martin Lange.

FIWARE's infrastructure is based on OpenStack technology. Netzlink is not only very experienced when it comes to this open cloud platform, but also with regards to the implementation of 'smart' projects. "Open data portals and FIWARE projects for companies and cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland prove us and FIWARE's mission right: smart solutions for businesses, manufacturers, agriculture, and cities around the globe!" rejoices Sven-Ove Wähling, CEO at Netzlink.

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The FIWARE API Management Framework will incorporate significant contributions from the APInf platform in the next release of FIWARE. In turn, APInf will integrate core FIWARE technologies into their platform.  Building on API Umbrella, the APInf platform offers a comprehensive toolset for API management including enhanced user interface features for API managers and consumers alike.

As the initial step, the FIWARE API Management Framework will integrate API Umbrella as base proxy technology for accessing FIWARE APIs and will enhance it integrating existing FIWARE authorization and access control enablers that support OAuth2 and XACML standards.  FIWARE will integrate APInf set of tools for monitoring API usage and capture feedback from API users.

“Members of the APInf team have joined the FIWARE team and are working now as a single unit, to exploit the benefits coming out of APInf technologies” said Chandra Challagonda, CEO of APInf. “Integration of APInf technologies already has helped us to accelerate our roadmap integrating key API management features” explained Juanjo Hierro, CTO of the FIWARE Foundation.

The FIWARE API Management Framework, combined with FIWARE extensions developed for the CKAN data publication platform, bring full support to right-time open data and Economy of Data concepts.  Actually, CKAN portals featuring these extensions enable the publication of right-time datasets linked to FIWARE NGSI API requests served by FIWARE Context Broker instances. Acquisition of access rights and even payment of some price for granting those access rights and/or the effective usage may be required for some of these datasets.  The integration of APInf technologies will allow, in addition, to publish documentation accompanying datasets, monitor access to datasets and bring useful feedback from users and developers regarding access to those datasets.

APInf will bring integration of CKAN with FIWARE extended features, as well as monetization modules from the FIWARE Business Framework into the roadmap of the APInf platform.

“The APInf team is extremely delighted to see the speed at which the FIWARE team has been able to integrate APInf and FIWARE. Results of the collaboration has revealed to us the huge potential of FIWARE regarding right-time open data or Data/API Economy concepts, bringing a full package of benefits for smart cities”, declared Chandra Challagonda, CEO of APInf.  “APInf is a good example of a technology provider which can bring rather interesting contributions to FIWARE while at the same time benefit from FIWARE to enrich their own products/services offering portfolio” explained Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation.

APInf and FICodes, major contributor of API monetization and data publication components in FIWARE, together with the FIWARE Foundation will bring support to cities willing to engage in the “Front-runner Smart Cities” initiative launched jointly by the FIWARE Foundation and TM Forum, looking for Smart Cities willing to adopt API standards and ready to take the necessary steps to transform themselves into enablers for Sustainable Economic Growth by means of supporting Right-time Open Data and Data Economy concepts involving third parties.



10 EU tech SMEs can participate free of charge in CEATEC Japan Expo 2017

Japan’s IoT Acceleration Consortium is offering 10 EU tech SMEs the chance to participate free of charge, along with flights and accommodation included as part of the package, in the CEATEC Japan Expo 2017 which runs 3-6 October.

CEATEC is one of the biggest IT/electronics exhibition in Japan. More than 130,000 visitors. Prime Minister Shinzo ABE attended the reception of the CEATEC last year.
Consortium members (2700 companies) will vote for the most interesting EU applicants, with the top 10 being invited to take up this exciting opportunity.

The package includes:

  • Return flights and accommodation
  • An exhibitors booth for the  three day long expo
  • A pitch session to CEATEC visitor companies
  • A business matching sessions with Japanese companies

Please be aware that the deadline for applications is Thursday 13th July. This opportunity is open to companies that operate in sectors that relate to IoT, including AI, Cyber Security, AR/VR, Fintech, sensing device, drone and Big Data etc.

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 * Deadline is extended to 13th July, you can see the old deadline which is on 7th July on the above website.


IMPACT Growth announces the 14 startups selected for funding & acceleration in its 1st open call

Each of the selected startups will receive at least €100,000 in equity-free funding, alongside acceleration and mentoring services

More than 1900 startups from 60 countries have participated in the first call for startups by the IMPACT Growth accelerator, offering a total of €3.6M in equity-free funding

The programme will select another 14 startups during its second call, due to be launched on 5th September 2017

Barcelona, 22nd June 2017. – IMPACT Growth, the startup acceleration programme, led by FundingBox and ISDI and backed by leading accelerators, venture capital entities and global brands, has announced the names of 14 startups selected within its first open call. These startups will receive, in the first stage, a minimum funding of €100,000 equity-free.

GymCraft, FASHION CLOUD,, YerbaBuena VR and Clarity have been selected under the Smart Content vertical, which received 41% of the applications and is led by DOCOMO Digital. In the Smart Cities and Infrastructures category, supported by Ferrovial, the selected startups are XapiX, OS Vehicle, Stratio Automotive and Watcher. For the Smart Agrifood division, led by Danone, the chosen startups are Tellspec, and Farm Dog. Finally, Autonomous Manufacturing and INSYLO are the selected startups in Smart Manufacturing, partnered with MADE.

  • GymCraft (Spain) connects any fitness device to its virtual reality exercise game platform through PC or mobile, and lets the user dive into exciting 3D online worlds.
  • FASHION CLOUD (Germany) is the leading content exchange platform in the fashion industry.
  • (Denmark) provides dynamic pricing for bus transportation.
  • YerbaBuena VR (United States) delivers next generation real-time 360 live streaming distribution platform for Virtual Reality optimized for any available bandwidth.
  • Clarity (Spain) is a SaaS tool to understand social impact of investment portfolios.
  • XapiX (Germany) makes it easy for developers to engage with open data to prototype smart city solutions.
  • OS Vehicle (United States) bring Self-Driving for everyone.
  • Stratio Automotive (Portugal) turns automotive maintenance into an exact science, making the unpredictable predictable.
  • Watcher (Denmark) is the digital hub for the connected family.
  • Tellspec (Denmark) provides real-time nondestructive food analysis. Building Trust in Food.
  • (Spain) delivers grocery shopping in 1h.
  • Farm Dog (Israel) is keeping fields safe from pest and disease.
  • Autonomous Manufacturing (United Kingdom) develops an enterprise cloud platform that automates production for industrial 3D Printing using AI.
  • INSYLO (Spain) is an IoT Supply chain platform for the animal feed industry.

In addition to the initial funding of €100,000, two of the selected startups will each receive a further €150,000 equity-free. The best startups selected by IMPACT Growth will also be able to access private financing of €1.5 million led by Kibo Ventures and Accelerace.

The Jury Day, celebrated on 21st June in Madrid, was the pivotal moment of the startup selection process where 44 startups fought to enter the exclusive list of which 14 startups were selected for funding. A jury formed of renowned experts such as Sanyu Karani and Tomasz Mazuryk from FundingBox; Nacho de Pinedo and Rodrigo Miranda from ISDI; Peter Torstensen and Soren Lottrup from Accelerace; Aquilino Peña and Juan López from Kibo Ventures; Simona Torre from DOCOMO; Merete Norby from MADE and Isabel María González from Danone, all of whom had the challenging task of selecting the best 14 out of a total of 1900.

The selected startups will benefit from support by the FIWARE Foundation for the integration of this technology into the development of their projects. hey will receive formation and training to help them create smart, interoperable and replicable solutions, based on standardised data models. The Foundation will promote the FIWARE technology and its adoption by cities, industries, public administrations and all kind of organisations.
They will also participate in a training programme featuring international experts and entrepreneurs in Madrid, Copenhagen and Barcelona, plus gain access to an international network of over 100 esteemed mentors, founders and investors. Finally, the startups will participate in a range of international events organised over the course of the year by 4YFN, the business platform for the growing community of technology startups at the global level supported by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital).

The acceleration process, directed by ISDI and Accelerace, will officially launch during the second week of September, offering a week full of exclusive networking and training activities run by experts and innovation ecosystem leaders at ISDI’s headquarters in Madrid. This week will be the only part of the process whereby entrepreneurs are required to be onsite. The rest of the acceleration process will take place remotely, relying on a wide network of international mentors and participation at international events and missions.

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IMPACT Growth is an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, with a total of €3.6 million for its initial phase. The second and in fact, the last call for startups, offering to fund and accelerate an additional 14 startups, will be launched by IMPACT Growth on 5th September 2017.

Mobile World Capital Barcelona

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally.

With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the empowerment on the use of digital technologies, the digital transformation of industries, and the acceleration of innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship.

Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming education, industry and the economy.

MWCapital hosts the Mobile World Congress and delivers 4 Years From Now (4YFN), a business platform for the startup community.

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FIWARE at the Smart City Expo in Casablanca, Morocco, 17-18 May 2017

FIWARE Mundus Committee’s Vice-Chairman for Africa Pierre-Yves Danet, from Orange, managed to get an invitation from Maroc Numeric Cluster (MNC) for FIWARE to participate at the Smart City Expo World Congress event in Casablanca, Morocco. The main objective if this presence was to advertise the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between MNC and the FIWARE Foundation. A FIWARE-MNC booth was set up, and a speaking slot was offered to present FIWARE. A good number of visitors came at the booth, and the room was full when the FIWARE presentation was given by Stefano De Panfilis, COO of the FIWARE Foundation.  The Mundus Team was completed by Géraldine Quetin from InterInnov.

IMG_-y1ue36The MoU signature was organised during the gala dinner, between Stefano and Mehdi Kettani, Chairman of MNC. That ensured maximum visibility among the Smart City expo VIPs, including big industries CEOs, ambassadors, and other high-level individuals.

FIWARE Mundus is currently supporting the set-up of a local FIWARE node with MNC and e-Madina. The MoU supports the process between FIWARE stakeholders in Morocco and FIWARE Mundus. MNC, e-Medina, Orange, the FIWARE Foundation and FIWARE Mundus are committed to work together on a common action plan to set up a Morocco FIWARE ecosystem, including communication activities, identification of data providers, working with the local EC bureau to identify relevant development funds, besides setting up the node.

A meeting with Orange Morocco was held aside the event to organise the FIWARE node hosting between MNC and Orange.

This message is posted on behalf of Pierre-Yves Danet and Geraldine Quetin, FIWARE Mundus (Africa)

Maroc Numeric Cluster (MNC,, founded in 2010, is a Public Private Organization that federates different actors from ICT ecosystem: The Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Numeric Economy, Large enterprises, SMEs, Academia and Research institutions, ICT Associations and funding organizations. MNC has signed a Contract Program over 3 years with the Moroccan Government and serves the ambitions of the Moroccan Strategy for the IT sector as a vector of Human Development and a source of added value for other economic sectors and a pillar of the Moroccan economy. MNC seeks to become the leader IT cluster in the region and the vector of a technology hub in the region. MNC’s mission is to help the emergence of innovative and collaborative projects in mainly 5 IT fields: Mobile services, Security of Information Systems, Electronic banking, Multimedia and Business Software.

e-Madina ( is a Cluster aiming at developing and implementing best practice for smart cities in Morocco.


More than 1900 startups participate in the 1st call of the acceleration programme IMPACT GROWTH

The IMPACT GROWTH accelerator will select 14 startups from amongst the 1,900 participants

The programme, which offers 3.6 million euros equity-free funding, has received entries from 60 countries

Among IMPACT GROWTH’s four verticals, Smart Content and Smart Cities accounted for 70% of the applications

The selected startups will be able to participate in the different events organised by the 4YFN platform

The second call will open for applications on September 5, 2017, and will select another 14 startups

Barcelona, 1 June 2017.- IMPACT GROWTH, the startup acceleration programme backed by leading accelerators, venture capital entities and global brands, wrapped up its first call for applicants with the participation of over 1,900 startups from 60 countries, in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. From amongst the participants IMPACT GROWTH will select a total of 14 startups to initiate an acceleration process headed by ISDI and Accelerace. IMPACT GROWTH is an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, with a total of €3.6 million for its initial phase.

Spain, Italy, Poland and Denmark led the number of applications in this first call. Among IMPACT GROWTH’s four verticals, of special note was the participation by startups in the Smart Content (41% of applications) and Smart Cities (29% of applications) sectors. Smart Agrifood and Smart Manufacturing are the other two verticals, accounting for 16% and 12% of the applications, respectively. The global brands Ferrovial, MADE, Danone and DOCOMO Digital will support the startups selected in their verticals.

IMPACT GROWTH, led by FundingBox, features two calls for applicants for the selection of a total of 28 startups, granting each with 100,000 euros equity-free for their initial funding. Among those chosen in each call, two startups will also be selected to receive an additional funding of 150,000 euros equity-free. The top startups funded by IMPACT GROWTH will be able to receive a private investment of up to 1.5 million euros from the European venture capitals Kibo Ventures and Accelerace.

The startups will benefit from support by the FIWARE Foundation for the integration of this technology into the development of their projects. FIWARE is an innovative, open source, Cloud-based technology that makes possible the creation and deployment of global services and applications in the new digital age.

The startups will also be able to participate in the different international events organised over the course of the year by 4YFN, the business platform for the growing community of technology startups at the global level supported by Mobile World Capital Barcelona(MWCapital).

The startups will also participate in a training programme featuring international experts and entrepreneurs in Madrid, Copenhagen and Barcelona, and have access to an international network of over 100 renowned mentors, founders and investors.

Jury Day to announce the winners

The winners of this selection process will be announced after a Jury Day, slated for June 21 at the ISDI Digital Acceleration Center in Madrid. The panel of experts will be made up of Sanyu Karani and Tomasz Mazuryk, from FundingBox; Nacho de Pinedo and Rodrigo Miranda, from ISDI; Peter Torstensen and Soren Lottrup, from Accelerace; Aquilino Peña and Javier Torremocha, from Kibo Ventures; Simona Torre, representing DOCOMO; Merete Norby, from MADE; and Alessio Sarina, from Danone. These companies will take into account criteria such as scalability and international growth.


Engineering Group & FIWARE Foundation announce ‘Knowage’ as new GE for Business Intelligence & Data Analytics on Context Data

Engineering Group and the FIWARE Foundation have announced 'Knowage' as new FIWARE Generic Enabler for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics on Context Data, through a joint press release.

Knowage is now in the FIWARE catalogue to became the new open source reference implementation of the component supporting business intelligence functions and analytics on context data, within the architecture of any Powered by FIWARE solution.

2nd FIWARE SUMMIT, Utrecht (Holland), May 29, 2017 – Engineering Group – the leading Italian software and services company – and FIWARE Foundation– the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE Mission – announce the availability of Knowage as new brand of the FIWARE component for business intelligence and data analytics.

The new brand represents the next generation of the well-known open source business intelligence and analytical suite named SpagoBI after significant functional and technological transformations and a new offering model. Knowage supports a modern vision of the data analytics, providing new self-service capabilities that give autonomy to the end-user, now able to build his own analysis and explore his own data space, also combining data that come from different sources.

The user experience has been entirely redefined and is now adaptive to different devices and immediately usable with tablets and smartphones.

Knowage is available under two versions:

  • the community edition, open source and public on github repository, including the whole set of analytical capabilities;
  • the enterprise edition, provided and guaranteed by Engineering with a new commercial offering

Knowage CE is now an Incubated FIWARE GE, but will became the open source reference implementation for performing business intelligence functions and analytics on contextual data within FIWARE in a few months.

“Knowage CE ends the revolution of SpagoBI, bringing the business intelligence and data visualization capabilities closer to the end-user” says Grazia Cazzin, SpagoBI project leader and now Knowage product director. “This new version allows FIWARE users and developers to easily build their applications with a powerful analytical capabilities, as modern solutions ask for”.

“Users can rely on a powerful product like Knowage for running analytics and performing business intelligence functions on the current and historic contextual data managed in smart applications. This will be essential to support the smart decisions required to improve existing processes ” explained Juanjo Hierro, CTO of the FIWARE Foundation.

Knowage has been showcased at the 2nd FIWARE SUMMIT in Utrecht that took place from May 29th to 31st.

Engineering Group ( is the leading Italian player in the Information Technology sector, with about 9,000 people and 50 offices in Italy, German, Spain, Belgium, USA, Brazil and Argentina. The Technical, Innovation & Research Division includes Knowage Labs.

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The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE Mission that is to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors. It does so by Empowering, Promoting, Augmenting, Protecting, and Validating FIWARE Platform technologies and supporting the Community around, including not only developers contributing code to the FIWARE platform but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. As such, individuals and organizations committing relevant resources in FIWARE Lab activities or activities of the FIWARE Accelerator, FIWARE mundus or FIWARE iHubs programmes are also considered members of the FIWARE community.

FIWARE is an Open Source initiative whose mission is to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards for the development of Smart Applications in multiple sectors. The FIWARE platform combines components enabling to manage context information at large scale coming from many different sources including but not limited to the Internet of Things. It also brings components for the processing, Big Data analysis and visualization of context information on the Cloud, making it easier and faster to implement the intelligent behavior of smart applications. More info on the YouTube channel ( or following @FIWARE on Twitter.

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NEC Corporation joins FIWARE Foundation: new Platinum member to impel open standards global adoption

Berlin, Germany March 20th, 2017

The FIWARE Foundation welcomes its 5th Platinum member: NEC will join the Board of Directors & the Technical Steering Committee, contributing to the further development, standardization and promotion of the FIWARE technologies.

NEC will drive the adoption of FIWARE in Japan and globally, strengthening its commitment to push Open Standards and the Open Service Platform enabling a global innovation-driven ecosystem, and accelerating the development of IoT-enabled Smart City and Smart Industry businesses.

NEC Corporation has joined the FIWARE Foundation e.V as Platinum Member, having announced it in Tokyo, on March 17th, 2017. Under the tagline ‘Orchestrating a brighter world’, the Japanese multinational integrates technology and expertise, to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow.

IMG_1159The FIWARE Foundation is firmly committed in promoting the open source standards that will work as the basis for the smart applications of the future and disruptive business models around IoT, avoiding vendor lock-in and enabling third party collaboration.

NEC has developed a long-standing collaboration with FIWARE in the development of Core APIs (FIWARE NGSI) and a IoT-enabled platform at a global scale, around Context information and semantic modelling of real world.

NEC has been raising visibility and interest on FIWARE to Japanese governments and industry, addressing nation-level IoT strategy discussions. With this new incorporation, the FIWARE Foundation is reinforcing a collaboration that keep expanding the ecosystem: NEC has already deployed a shared cloud service based on FIWARE (CCOC), accessible and used not only in Japan, but also in cities of Spain, UK or New Zealand. The NEC Corporation is present in 160 countries, with 217 companies and reaching net sales up to $25B.

NEC will provide advanced social solutions and contribute to the realization of a human-centric smart society, “for which FIWARE’s unique capabilities of the cross-industrial use of data and service collaborations among municipalities and companies can play a crucial role.” said Yasunori Mochizuki, Senior Vice President, IoT Strategy, NEC Corporation.

NEC has been promoting the adoption of NGSI API for smart manufacturing and cities, enhancing its IoT solutions by combining FIWARE with NEC technologies, such as the set of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies included in the “NEC the WISE” and “NEC the WISE IoT” system integration platform.

We welcome NEC as a platinum member of the FIWARE Foundation and are looking forward to writing the future story of FIWARE together with NEC. I'm proud of the commitment of NEC to provide FIWARE-based offerings also to the market in Japan especially in the area of Smart Cities and Smart Industry, which are also focus areas of the FIWARE Foundation," said Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation which is headquartered in Germany.​


Announcing IMPACT GROWTH, the new accelerator with €3.6 million for European super startups.

●   IMPACT has created the first acceleration program linking renowned international accelerators (ISDI and Accelerace), open source technology, global brands and VC investment funds to invest €3.6 million euros in European startups.
●    28 startups will receive €100,000 without giving up company equity. Two of these will receive up to €250,000 equity free, and the best four startups will have the opportunity to receive an investment of €1.5 million from Kibo Ventures and Accelerace.
●    IMPACT GROWTH is an extension of the work done by IMPACT, after three open calls that saw the accelerator investing €6.4 million in 63 new companies during the last two years.
●    This program, like the previous one, is funded by the European Commission and framed within the FIWARE ecosystem, built around the open source platform that is becoming the platform of choice for development of smart solutions worldwide.
●    Led by ISDI and FundingBox, it has the support of the FIWARE Foundation, Accelerace, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Kibo Ventures, Invesdor, Danone, Ferrovial Servicios, DOCOMO Digital and MADE, among others.

Madrid, March 9th, 2017.– European accelerator IMPACT is launching IMPACT GROWTH, a new acceleration program led by ISDI and Accelerace with a fund of €3.6 million and the final aim of identifying four European super startups. In the first stage of the program, IMPACT Growth will finance 28 startups with €100,000, equity free.

The program, which was launched on February 27 at 4YFN Barcelona, the startup event of Mobile World Capital Barcelona and GSMA, is focused on four verticals and aimed at startups from all over the world in the growth phase, with products that are already in the market. Furthermore, startups should have the potential to achieve Seed and Series A round financing at the end of the acceleration program, to access capital already focused on scalability and international growth. The four verticals are: Smart Infrastructure & Cities, Smart Content, Smart Manufacturing, and Smart AgriFood.

As in IMPACT’s previous programs, funding will go hand in hand with a high-performance startup training program in which renowned experts and international entrepreneurs will deliver practical classes in Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. In addition, entrepreneurs will have access to an international network of more than one hundred recognized mentors, founders, and investors who are experts in different key areas of knowledge, both in the digital sector and in the accelerator’s four verticals.

Mentors will help startups solve complex issues related to business, technology, and scalability. Following the acceleration phase of the program, two startups selected from the batch of 28 will also receive an additional €150,000 equity free, and the best four will have the opportunity to get up to €1.5 million in private investment from Kibo Ventures and Accelerace.

Startups will receive support from the FIWARE Foundation in incorporating FIWARE technologies into their software architecture. FIWARE is an innovative, open source, and cloud-based technology stack  that eases the creation and global deployment of smart services and applications in the new Digital era.

The search for four "super startups"

An important aspect of this new program is the creation of four acceleration verticals. Each vertical is supported by a large international organization that will act as a mentor to selected projects, offering focused expertise and the possibility of future partnerships. The areas are:

●    Smart Infrastructure & Cities, supported by Ferrovial Servicios;
●    Smart Content, with DOCOMO Digital as leader;
●    Smart AgriFood, led by Danone;
●    Smart Manufacturing, partnered with MADE (Lego).

The startups selected for this specific plan will be incorporated into a demanding acceleration program led by ISDI and Accelerace and supported by the multinationals that are part of the project. These startups will be able to access world-class events and top-level mentors as well as the private financing of €1.5 million led by Kibo Ventures and Accelerace.

IMPACT Growth is accepting applications on their website until May 9th, 2017.

Sebastián Muller, Acceleration Director at IMPACT, states that "in this new stage, we have taken another step, both in the type of startups that we are going to select and in the type of financing and acceleration that they will have access to. Based on the same quality model that has made us a reference for European accelerators, we want to look for the four startups with the greatest potential in Europe, to turn them into true global companies, energizing the sectors that will change the most in our society in the next years.”

Roi Rodríguez, Project Manager of IMPACT Growth (FundingBox) states that "the elements that differentiate IMPACT Growth are four: up to €250,000 in equity free financing; an acceleration program connected intimately with funds such as Kibo Ventures and Accelerace; support for our startups from leading corporations in their sectors; and the global impact of the program with active partners in Europe, America and Asia."

Aquilino Peña, Founding Partner at Kibo Ventures and Juan López, Principal at Kibo Ventures and Kibo Ventures’ leader of the IMPACT Growth initiative are “very enthusiastic about a truly European project that will help to grow some of the most promising projects in Europe. Kibo Ventures hopes to contribute to this initiative and consolidate it as a channel to partner early on with the best entrepreneurs at the seed stage level."

6.4 million in two years

The goal of IMPACT Growth is to become the reference point for European accelerators in Future Internet trends, to expand Old World innovation practices to the rest of the planet (USA, Latam and Asia), through the values of growth of high performance and transparency. These values are what led IMPACT’s previous acceleration program to be one of the highest-evaluated within the European digital ecosystem and inspired the creation of Open Acceleration. This methodology is detailed in a whitepaper, created by ISDI, which provides open data on the growth of the accelerator and its 63 startups.

Since its creation, two years ago, IMPACT has invested 6.4 million euros over three open calls. Numbers to highlight include:

●    Applications from more than 2,600 startups in 42 countries;
●    63 projects accelerated and financed with €100,000 equity free;
●    Job creation: accelerated startups went from an average of 4.3 to 6.4 employees;
●    In addition, the average outside funding obtained grew from €188,000 per startup before the program to €360,000 after IMPACT’s acceleration.
●    In aggregate, the group of startups that has gone through IMPACT doubled funding achieved.

Smart solutions incorporate functions for capturing context information and make decisions based on available context information, leading to the execution of smart actions which radically improve existing processes. In the new digital era, the daily life of people or the daily operation of businesses and organizations will experiment a radical transformation based on smart solutions.
Smart solutions powered by FIWARE rely on components that the FIWARE platform provides, enabling startups to capture, manage and provide access to context information at very large scale, in a standard manner. This context information may come from many different context sources (end users, sensor networks and all kind of information systems including social networks) which may be also highly distributed.   They can make use of existing FIWARE generic enablers that ease the processing and analysis of current and historic context information in order to support decisions that trigger smart actions in a predictive or adaptive manner, also in order to generate insights that further enrich available context information.  
Exploiting the full potential of FIWARE, smart solutions powered by FIWARE can become an integral part of multi-side markets where context information can be shared as open data or monetized, supporting open innovation and materializing a standard-based Data Economy.

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FIWARE moves on: From research and innovation to setting European standards and business success

Published on 07/03/2017 – Today the FIWARE Open Day marks the successful completion of the Public-Private partnership between the European Commission and industry by passing the baton on to the FIWARE Foundation. This guarantees the long-term evolution of FIWARE by its open-source developer community and establishes the FIWARE  platform as an open-source alternative in the market place.

Future Internet PPP

In 2011, the internet had nearly two billion users around the world, The European Commission launched a € 300 million Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) to increase and share the social and economic benefits of the future internet for consumers, citizens, businesses and the public sector. The Future Internet PPP developed FIWARE, which merged the best technologies available to create an open platform of components which could be used to build smart applications. For example, it led to the creation of  AGRICOLUS, a smart farming application which aims to provide a complete system for managing pesticide and growth treatments for agricultural crops. The Future Internet PPP also linked and supported entrepreneurs and startups, companies and researchers, engineers and academics using the FIWARE building blocks from the research and innovation stage until their products and ideas reached the marketplace.

The FIWARE advantage

More than 5 years later, there are more than 3.75 billion users of the internet. Companies such as the Finnish Adminotech, hundreds of startups and dozens of municipalities in Europe are providing advanced digital services and have created smart apps, developed faster and at a lower cost thanks to FIWARE. FIWARE avoids vendor lock-in, helps to remove commercial and technical barriers and grow a data driven economy based of standard open service platform components.   ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is working to develop European standards based on a key FIWARE component:

For example, more than 100 cities have joined the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) Initiative, and rely on FIWARE-based products and services in their quest for city-wideopen service platforms and re-use of services. Through this initiative, the cities are developing a Europe-wide open market for smart cities services, boosting innovation and competitiveness.

Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of Regions says: "Smart cities and pioneering regions are the cradles for innovation in Europe. By developing an open and sustainable ecosystem, the FIWARE Foundation encourages organisations to become even smarter and take advantage of today's digital opportunities. These developments are crucial for the EU open service platform and the data economy to thrive".

IMG_1154From PPP to FIWARE Foundation

The European Commission supported FIWARE under the FP7 R&I innovation programme with € 150 million matching investment coming from industry. In autumn 2016, companies including Atos, Engineering, Orange and Telefonica launched the FIWARE Foundation established in Berlin to promote, augment, protect and validate FIWARE technologies. They were soon joined by companies, large and small who wanted to also support the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members, including end users, developers and rest of stakeholders within the entire ecosystem. The foundation is financed by its members and participates in several H2020 projects, through which it receives funding.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT notes "The FIWARE Foundation is a visible commitment of European businesses to bring more innovative internet services to consumers, citizens, businesses and the public sector. Therefore, the European Commission welcomes the FIWARE Foundation as an important contributor in making the European Digital Single Market a reality, digitising our society and economy, and helping innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in the EU."

Next Steps

With FIWARE fit for market take-up, the Foundation becomes the central interlocutor between the open-source developer community, industry and the users in different vertical business segments. The Commission continues supporting FIWARE, wishing to see that it succeeds on the market place, however also because the principles behind FIWARE support our vision of a European digital single market. Two recently launched large scale pilots, IoF2020 in the agrofood sector and SynchroniCity in the Smart City sector make use of FIWARE as their open platforms for service development.

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Building a European Data Economy: FIWARE & the free flow of DATA

Following the recent Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, the FIWARE Foundation warmly welcomes the Commission initiative on the free flow of data and support the principles laid out in the Communication, notably on minimising the lock-in effects and promoting the use of open APIs for reliable identification and exchange of data.

The document points out how data has become an essential resource for economic growth, job creation and societal progress. With an estimated value of EUR 257 billion, the EU data economy has increased to EUR 272 billion in 2015. If policy and legal framework conditions for the data economy are put in place in time, its value would increase to EUR 643 billion by 2020, representing 3.17% of the overall EU GDP.

The optimisation of processes and decisions through data analysis is unfolding as a global trend with enormous potential in various fields, from health, environment, food security, climate and resource efficiency to energy, intelligent transport systems and smart cities.
The Data Economy typically engages different market players –manufacturers, researchers, infrastructure providers– collaborating to ensure that data is accessible and usable, enabling them to extract value from it, by creating a variety of applications with a great potential to improve daily life in areas such as traffic management, optimisation of agricultural or industrial production, or remote health care.

There are 28 national laws today, ruling data protection along the EU. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, there will be one single pan-European set of rules. According to President Juncker “Parliament, Council and Commission agreed in May this year on a common European data protection regulation. This is a strong European law that applies to companies wherever they are based and whenever they are processing your data. Because in Europe, privacy matters. This is a question of human dignity."

At the same time, restrictions on the free movement of data are likely to constrain the development of the EU data economy. In the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, the Commission announced that it would propose an initiative to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data for reasons other than the protection of personal data within the EU and unjustified restrictions on the location of data for storage or processing purposes. Unjustified restrictions may expand as the data economy grows and this could negatively impact all sectors of the economy, which could have difficulties accessing more innovative and/or cheaper data services. This risks fragmenting the market, reducing the quality of service for users and reducing the competitiveness of the data service providers, especially smaller entities.

The data-driven economy and society implies an ever-increasing amount of data, generated by machines or processes based on emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the factories of the future and autonomous connected systems that usually can be accessed remotely. The enormous diversity of data sources and types, and the rich opportunities for applying insights into this data in a variety of domains, including for public policy development, are only beginning to emerge. To benefit from these opportunities, both public and private players in the data market need to have access to large and diverse datasets. The main issues in relation to the economic value that is being generated would be: access and transmission to the data; rules on liability for any damages resulting from a fault in a connected device or a robot; and portability and interoperability of the data.

The Commission's objective is to create a clear and adapted policy and legal framework for the data economy, by removing remaining barriers to the movement of data and addressing legal uncertainties created by new data technologies. Further focus would be to increase availability and use of data, fostering new data business models and improving the conditions for access to data and the development of data analytics in the EU.

‘Building a European data economy’ Communication explores the following issues: free flow of data; access and transfer in relation to machine-generated data; liability and safety in the context of emerging technologies; and portability of non-personal data, interoperability and standards. To set out suggestions for experimenting with common regulatory solutions in a real-life environment, a public consultation has been launched in parallel to the Communication.

Regarding FIWARE, the main point of the communication would be the one called ‘A future EU framework for data access’ (point 3.5). It focus on providing a coordinated approach that ensures access to machine-generated data, to avoid the risks of creating fragmentation, hindering the operation of cross-border data services and technologies in the internal market, thus slowing the development of the EU data economy.

Accordingly, the Commission has started a dialogue with Member States and other stakeholders to explore a possible future EU framework for data access. Two pivotal points of this dialogue would be:

· Minimise lock-in effects: “The unequal bargaining power of companies and private individuals should be taken into account. Lock-in situations, especially for SMEs and startups and private individuals, should be avoided.”

Open platforms enable faster innovation, facilitate interoperability, allow the reuse of applications and avoid vendor lock-in. In addition, users can fully benefit from open innovation ecosystems of developers and start-ups”. Open platforms, and particularly FIWARE, “will contribute in making the European Digital Single Market a reality, and help innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in the EU”, as Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger pointed out last year, presenting FIWARE as a key part of the EC strategy.

· Fostering the development of technical solutions for reliable identification and exchange of data: “Traceability and clear identification of data sources are a precondition for real control of data in the market. The definition of reliable and possibly standardised protocols for persistent identification of data sources can be necessary to create trust in the system. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can also foster the creation of an ecosystem of application and algorithm developers interested in the data held by companies. APIs can help firms and public authorities to identify, and profit from, different types of re-uses of the data they hold. On this basis, broader use of open, standardised and well-documented APIs could be considered, through technical guidance, including identification and spreading of best practice for companies and public sector bodies. This could include making data available in machine-readable formats and the provision of associated meta-data.”

FIWARE is enabling a new generation of smarter applications which exploit large scale, real-time context information. The combination of NGSI version 2 and harmonized data models enables portability and interoperability of solutions. As a result, a myriad of end-user applications can seamlessly work across Europe and interoperate in different scenarios.
Within this hyper-connected framework, security matters: recently, FIWARE announced a collaboration agreement with CEF Digital, the main EU programme supporting the establishment of trans-European digital infrastructures following the Digital Single Market strategy. FIWARE and CEF digital are collaborating to accelerate the testing of secure message exchange in different sectors. A first CEF building block (eDelivery), will become integrated as Generic Enabler of the FIWARE Platform, allowing developers, service providers and experimenters to deploy and run it on the FIWARE Lab, and to download and deploy it from the FIWARE Catalogue. CEF makes available up to EUR 300 million in grants until 2020. These grants are used for digital enablement projects, many of which use CEF eDelivery.


Andalusian Regional Government (Junta de Andalucía) and Telefonica to drive Smart Cities and IoT through the FIWARE Zone initiative

The city councils of Seville and Malaga join the project, opening two specialized centers for the development of software applications following the FIWARE international open source standards

FIWARE Zone aims to boost innovation activities in Andalucia around smart applications and services powered by FIWARE.

Seville, January 24th 2017. José Sánchez Maldonado –Regional Minister for Work, Industry and Trade–, Juan Espadas –Mayor of the City of Seville–, Francisco de la Torre –Mayor of the City of Malaga–, María Jesús Almanzot –Director of Territorio Sur at Telefónica– and Juanjo Hierro –CTO of the FIWARE Foundation– have presented today in Seville the FIWARE Zone initiative, created to drive innovation activities in Andalucia and focused on the development of smart applications and services powered by FIWARE.

zone2“We feel excited about the announcement made by Junta de Andalucía and the Cities of Sevilla and Malaga joining the FIWARE Foundation and the impulse they are giving to the FIWARE Zone which today is inagurated in the two cities.”, declared Hierro.

The initiative consists in up to six axes of activity, through which FIWARE Zone will be reaching all the actors that is necessary to involve in an innovation-driven ecosystem, including companies, entrepreneurs, public administrations, associations, technological clusters, universities, startups, etc.

The first step of this initiative has been the opening of its first two innovation centers in the Region, specialized in the FIWARE technologies. One of the centers will be located in the European Pavillion (Pabellón de Europa) at the Scientific and Technological Park (PCT) in La Cartuja, Sevilla. The other one will be located in the Promalaga Urban Lab building, in the city of Malaga. Around both spaces, companies, entrepreneurs, developers and institutions will meet and collaborate using the FIWARE open standards in order to develop, test and showcase innovative applications and services in the fastest and easiest way, addressing the challenges of sectors as the Smart Cities or Smart Agrifood.

zone5The entrepreneurs will be starting their activities tomorrow, with four Andalusian companies as the first ones working at the FIWARE Zone, which also provides a space for co-working. These centers are offering a capacity to accommodate up to 30 workplaces and 80 people receiving training about how to develop solutions based on FIWARE technologies.
The FIWARE Zone brings the sensors and devices needed to provide hands-on training to the companies, and to let them make the necessary tests and experiments in order to build their own solutions, with the support of the staff of the FIWARE Zone.

The FIWARE Zone also provides an urban lab which is connected to devices deployed in the streets, making possible for the companies to test their IoT-enabled smart solution in real situations. FIWARE Zone will be the space for collaboration with the Andalusian public universities and the educative sector in general, giving students the knowledge that will help them to develop their professional career brining their expertise in FIWARE. Additionally, FIWARE Zone will be launching open calls, bringing funding to pilot projects of new solutions focusing in specific problems of the cities, and will be supporting the go-to-market process of the companies, not only at national but also at international level.

“The FIWARE Zone is called to become a global-level reference of what a FIWARE iHub is expected to be”, said Juanjo Hierro. Juan A. Marcelo, Director of FIWARE Zone concluded: “It is a space where entrepreneurs, large companies, universities, the public administration and end users will meet together and develop innovative smart solutions based on FIWARE.  Where training, certification and support of FIWARE technologies is provided and experimentation or showcase of FIWARE solutions and FIWARE-ready technologies will be offered."


Open Service Platforms – Opportunity for industry and users?

The Open Service Platforms ecosystems are a catalyser for economic opportunities and jobs. Europe is ready to lead such new technologies based on open platforms. The Industrial Internet will provide tremendous business opportunities for European industry, which will also secure and create jobs in Europe.

European industry needs a global level playing field in the Industrial Internet in order to exploit this potential. Europe needs to develop an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the creation of Smart Applications in multiple sectors. Standards are essential to ensure interoperability of systems and portability of applications, realizing economies of scale in the Industrial Internet.

The European Commission has committed to support the FIWARE Community which is the most successful case lead by a European Public Private Partnership of an Open Platform and it comprises the most relevant individuals and organizations contributing to achieve this objective. FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the Open Source Community working on the FIWARE platform), but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. The FIWARE platform, which was created as part of the Future Internet PPP by the European Commission and industry. FIWARE has designed a common standard API for context information management to achieve the necessary interoperability of processes across sectors and thus to enable end-to-end scenarios where, for example, processes running in smart cities can interact with processes supporting smart cities or smart logistics.

Europe must strive to achieve a global leadership role in the emerging Industrial Internet and Open Service Platforms. Therefore, the EIF is opening a debate, focusing on the priority areas to achieve this objective for Europe:

• Drive Global Standards for the Industrial Internet
• Ensure a Reasonable and Harmonized EU Regulatory Framework
• Awareness Raising, Skills Development and Social Acceptance
• Foster Development of Platform in the Industrial Internet

A lunch debate will take place in Brussels (Belgium) this month, on January 24th, starting at 12:30, on the European Parliment Private Salon.

The appointed speakers are Ulrich Ahle (CEO of the FIWARE Foundation), Pearse O'Donohue (Director for Future Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission) and Miguel Arias (COO, CARTO.COM), plus the introduction by Pilar del Castillo (MEP and EIF Chair).

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ETSI launches new Group on Context Information Management, with FIWARE NGSI as starting point for cross-sector interoperability

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, has announced the creation of a new Industry Specification Group on cross-sector Context Information Management (ISG CIM) for IoT-enabled Smart Cities and also other verticals including Smart Industry and Smart Agriculture.

The group will focus its activities on developing the specifications for a common Context Information Management (CIM) API, Data Publication platforms and standard Data Models, in order to achieve and improve cross-sector interoperalibilty for smart applications.

As the press release by ETSI states, “Data without context are meaningless. Every sensor measurement, every entry in a database, every tweet sent and every webcam video watched has its own context.” Information will not be really useful without its own context; a context that should be published and made available with the data. The ISG CIM will specify open standards for the context information management layer that accesses and updates information coming from different sources (IoT networks and information systems) thus enabling to implement a context-aware behaviour for smart applications and extending its interoperability.

“With the rapid development of technologies such as Big Data, semantic web, complex workflow or autonomous decision making, the need for interoperable context information is becoming huge”, says Lindsay Frost, convenor of ETSI ISG CIM.

Lindsay Frost explains how the newly launched group will aid to overcome this problem: “The ISG CIM will specify protocols running ‘on top’ of IoT platforms and allowing exchange of data together with its context, this includes what is described by the data, what was measured, when, where, by what, the time of validity, ownership, and others. That will dramatically extend the interoperability of applications, helping smart cities to integrate their existing services and enable new third-party services.”

The starting members of the new Industry Specification Group (ISG) are Easy Global Market, IMEC, NEC, Orange and Telefonica. ETSI has initiated this new group together with the organisation Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). Soon, the FIWARE Foundation will also join the ISG as new ETSI member.  Beyond the initial focus of Smart Cities, the cross-sector approach will be transferable to applications developed for other vertical domains, such as Smart Agriculture and Smart Industry. With the goal of interoperate and to re-use as much existing work and knowledge as possible, the group will work closely with the ETSI SmartM2M technical committee and with oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT (Internet of Things) of which ETSI is a founding member.

The ISG CIM work responds to the EU’s rolling plan on ICT standardisation which is part of its Digital Single Market strategy.
The creation of this group leverages promising results of the collaboration between FIWARE and other relevant actors such as TM Forum or GSMA.

The first meeting of the ISG CIM is planned to take place at the ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis, France, on 9-10 February 2017. With respect to FIWARE, by July 2017, a preliminary version of the CIM API is expected. The final version of its specifications will be developed by November 2017. And, by September 2017, the first version of the standard Data Models would be available, thanks to the previous work in projects like CitySDK, or the joining effort of FIWARE and a group of OASC cities in collaboration with GSMA, regarding the definition of harmonized Data Models. This partnership has produced a first batch of Data Models that are fully compatible with NGSI.

Participation in the cross-sector group is open to all ETSI members as well as organizations who are not members, subject to signing ISG Agreements. For information on how to participate please contact The full list of members and participants in ISG CIM is available at:



1st FIWARE Summit: The Smart technology of the future meets in Malaga

From 13th to 15th December, members of the global FIWARE community are meeting in Malaga for three days to shape the smart solutions of the future that will lay the foundations for the new digital economy.

Developers, accelerators, users, companies, cities, start-ups, public authorities and non-profit organizations will all share their experiences and debate the impact of the Smart Solutions in the ICT field and the need to adopt a standard for the building of a unique digital market that favours interconnectivity and replicability together with innovation and growth.

What is FIWARE?

Born in Europe but with global ambition and currently strongly supported by both the European Commission and by leading companies in the ICT sector, the FIWARE community has as its mission the building of open source software that will become a universal standard for the development of services and smart applications in the new digital era. The recently created FIWARE Foundation is an independent body that promotes the development, distribution and adoption of FIWARE technologies, providing support to the growing community that is behind it.

Since its origin, this platform has generated a strong ecosystem of developers and entrepreneurs who will meet in the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Malaga (Trade Fairs and Congress Centre of Malaga) from 13th to 15th December. This meeting is the first in a series of six-monthly events organized by the Foundation, and marks the beginning of a new era for the FIWARE community, encompassing not only developers of open source code associated with the platform, but also all those who work to promote the adoption of technology.

The I FIWARE Summit will be structured in a series of talks given by experts that, together with the testimony of users in the sectors of industry, cities and agriculture, will show the full potential of FIWARE. In addition, there will be a series of working meetings to coordinate the present and future actions of the community, as well as a space for learning, exchange and creation that will enable developers to acquire the necessary knowledge to create smart, innovative solutions using FIWARE. The event will see the launch of the marketplace, a new service that will allow developers of solutions, manufacturers of compatible sensors, and suppliers to the platform, to publicize and disseminate what they offer that is based on or compatible with FIWARE.

Currently FIWARE is in a process of expansion through a global community with nodes and innovation centres that extend across all continents. The deployment of experimentation environments (FIWARE Labs) now includes centres in more than thirty countries. FIWARE also continues to increase its scope through strategic alliances around the world with clusters, governments and associations.

In recent years, FIWARE has established itself as an open source platform of global reach that, today, has materialized its innovation in 42 software components in service to developers, businesses and industry. The full potential of FIWARE and its solidity as a model was highlighted recently by the European Commission and the White House, and is backed by various organizations such as GSMA, TM Forum and NIST, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. What began as a technological project with open source software for developers, is today a strong example and model of collaboration through public-private and strategic alliances – a global model that translates into visible results.

Perhaps the most tangible example is the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, addressed at promoting the growth of SMEs and start-ups that opt for the use of FIWARE technology in the development of their solutions and applications. Since its launch in September 2014, the programme has received more than 10,000 applications in different calls for proposals launched by 16 accelerators throughout Europe. Additionally, it has mobilized almost 100 million euros to launch more than 1,000 start-ups. For 2017, a new round of funding consisting of 5 million euros is planned to continue to support the adoption of FIWARE technology in the field of smart cities and the development of smart solutions for the agrifood and industrial sectors.

After outlining the current state of the FIWARE ecosystem in the world, the planned presentations will primarily focus on three of the key sectorial axes of its strategic positioning and its present and future development: Smart Cities, Agrifood and Manufacturing.

Smart cities: Cities will have a smart future or none.

The potential of FIWARE for the growth and sustainable development of Smart Cities is already a reality backed by more than 100 cities around the world. Among them are Spanish cities such as Valencia, Seville, Santander, or Malaga itself, which is hosting this meeting.

The adoption of common mechanisms that enable solutions to be replicated between cities and to be interconnected within a single city are two of the principles behind the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative. The cities that have joined this initiative have agreed to the use of a standard API that is part of FIWARE, as a mechanism for accessing the information that describes what is going on in the city, in real time. In addition, the cities are collaborating in the definition of a set of descriptive data models showing the state of the city and its management indicators. This also involves committing to the adoption of APIs and platforms for the publication of this data, thus allowing third parties to commercially exploit, without difficulty, all the contextual information that feeds the abovementioned applications and solutions, making them capable of converting a city into a genuine engine of development.

The Smart Cities panel will focus on collaboration between cities and the opportunities this offers FIWARE when it comes to creating an expansive view of Smart urban communities, looking at the specific cases of cities such as Genoa, Oporto or Ancona.

The agrifood and industrial sectors also want to be smart

The agrifood industry is experiencing huge development in digitalization, focused on improving the efficiency of the cultivation and distribution of products, achieving better management and promoting solutions easily deployable in developing countries. In fact, this sector was worth almost 750 million euros in 2015, and by 2020 is expected to increase its profits to 2,800 million (source: Machina Research). As was previously the case with Smart Cities, in the smart agriculture sector ICT solutions are solving many problems in isolation, preventing the creation of common spaces of exchange or marketplaces of open data. This considerably reduces innovation due to difficulties in accessing all the data and the services of the entire ecosystem. It is also essential to reduce barriers for developers, providing them with technologies that facilitate connection through sensors and the large-scale management (Big Data) of the information collected through the sensors, and through other sources of information.

In the field of industry, the interconnection between each company's own systems, and the systems of other relevant actors in the value chain is of vital importance, going beyond the company’s internal communication, its communication with its providers, and the traditional management of the client relationship, by exploiting all the contextual information that accompanies the production, distribution and consumption of products. Thus, the companies manufacturing the products in the digital world of the future must not only focus on the automation of the processes of manufacture and distribution of the products, but also on the added value that comes with the exploitation of information on who is consuming their products, when, where, and how.

FIWARE responds to the challenges in both sectors, facilitating the connection to the Internet of Things (IoT), the processing and analysis of contextual information in real time on a large scale (Big Data), and the incorporation of advanced functions for user interaction. Its FIWARE IoT-Ready Programme is aimed at facilitating information from suppliers of IoT devices so that they can connect to applications based on FIWARE with minimal configuration (plug&play). The use of the platform in conjunction with FIWARE IoT-ready devices, means that the development of solutions based on the use of sensors is a lot easier and developers do not have to face the complexity involved in studying and using different IoT communication protocols. Likewise, the use of FIWARE allows them to link and enable dialogue between different solutions in the different vertical sectors (Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agrifood), allowing developers to create ingenious holistic systems, based on the combination and exploitation of information and offering a field of possibilities unseen before now.

To close the I FIWARE Summit, on Thursday 15th, two discussion panels will focus on explaining how developers of solutions based on FIWARE (Powered by FIWARE Solutions), manufacturers of compatible devices (FIWARE IoT-ready Programme) and suppliers can share information about their offer in the FIWARE Marketplace, as well as analysing the level of adoption of FIWARE as the "de-facto" standard in various sectors, with the participation of representatives of OASC (Open and Agile Smart Cities Initiative), TM Forum, IES-CITY and GSMA.


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TM Forum and FIWARE Foundation launch global initiative to grow urban data economies unleashing the potential of real-time open data

Smart City API Reference Architecture Establishes a Platform Business Model for Portable and Interoperable Smart City Solutions, Enabling Innovative Data Monetization Strategies

MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 16, 2016—TM Forum, the global industry association for digital business, today announced a joint collaboration program (JCP) with the FIWARE Foundation to co-develop a Smart City API Reference Architecture enabling portability and interoperability of smart city solutions as well as a repeatable data economy model. This initiative presents significant opportunities for cities, communications service providers, technology suppliers and other parties to realize their part in the API economy, which according to IBM, will be a $2.2 Trillion market by 2018. 

The collaboration between TM Forum and FIWARE is a natural extension of FIWARE’s previously announced support for TM Forum Open APIs, which are widely used in the communications industry, and are now available as part of the Business Framework components of the FIWARE platform. FIWARE is building an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards to ease the development of new smart applications in multiple sectors.

Recognizing its growing adoption by cities, TM Forum will incorporate the FIWARE NGSI API into its Smart City API Reference Architecture, thereby exposing FIWARE to TM Forum’s diverse global ecosystem of city governments, communications service providers, technology suppliers and global enterprises. The FIWARE NGSI API provides access to contextual information about what is going on in cities in near real-time, and can be adopted by cities, service providers and technology suppliers who wish to benefit from and monetize real-time open data.

“FIWARE NGSI is becoming a de-facto standard API for real-time open data thanks to its growing adoption by cities,” said Juanjo Hierro, CTO of the FIWARE Foundation. “The collaboration with TM Forum will further drive this momentum and also support cities moving to the next phase which is to become enablers of the Data Economy.” 

“Cities providing a digital platform business model will unlock innovation and economic growth for their whole population as well as the broader ecosystem of service providers and suppliers,” continues Carl Piva, vice president of strategic programs at TM Forum and head of the Smart City Forum. “This is not about creating mobile apps used only by a few, but rather fostering economic growth and bringing local communities together by creating meaningful services based on what is happening in the city, covering all aspects of city life.”

The collaboration between TM Forum and FIWARE also includes a series of workshops with cities wishing to develop an urban data economy as well as a smart city academy program targeting architects and developers of smart city solutions who are interested in learning how these solutions can be designed to be portable across cities adopting the Smart City API Reference Architecture. 

“Smart Cities will no longer be only about performing a more efficient management of municipal services but transforming cities into enablers of an Economy of Data,” said Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation. “The collaboration program between TM Forum and the FIWARE Foundation will be instrumental in supporting cities that agree on this vision and wish to move into execution.”

About TM Forum
TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate our members’ successful digital business transformation. The collective experience and interests of our member community – comprised of tens-of-thousands of professionals within 900+ market-leading global enterprises, service providers and technology suppliers that together account for trillions of dollars in annual revenues – drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, collaboration programs, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders.

Through three key programs – Agile Business and IT, Open Digital and the Internet of Everything, and Customer Centricity and Analytics – we provide an open platform for our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver and monetize new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To accelerate your R&D and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit

The FIWARE Community is an independent open community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE mission by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members including end users, developers and rest of stakeholders in the entire ecosystem. The FIWARE Foundation is open: anybody can join contributing to a transparent governance of FIWARE activities and rising through the ranks, based on merit. The first FIWARE Summit will take place on December 13-15 in Malaga. Learn more at



CEF Digital and FIWARE join forces to accelerate the testing of secure message exchange in different sectors.

Collaboration makes the testing of eDelivery easier, enabling open and, at the same time, secure digital ecosystems.

CEF Digital, a programme under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), is the main EU programme supporting the establishment of trans-European digital infrastructures that contribute to the Digital Single Market. CEF Digital has begun collaboration in the area of generic enablers / building blocks with FIWARE, an open cloud-based platform for the creation and execution of smart applications and services. A first practical result of this collaboration is that a first CEF building block, namely eDelivery, will become integrated as Generic Enabler of the FIWARE Platform. This means developers, service providers and experimenters are now able to deploy and run eDelivery on the FIWARE Lab. They will also be able to download and locally deploy the Docker image of an eDelivery Access Point from the FIWARE Catalogue. An introductory course about CEF eDelivery is available on FIWARE Academy.

Why is this collaboration important?

In just a few years, CEF Digital successfully implemented one of the most ambitious digital initiatives of the European Commission. Today, different sectors (eJustice, eHealth, eProcurement, etc.) are using the same basic building blocks to enable innovative cross-border digital interactions among public administrations, businesses and citizens: eDelivery is one of these generic enablers/ building blocks alongside eID, eSignature, eInvoicing and eTranslation. Consequently, further collaboration between the FIWARE initiative and the CEF programme is expected in the near future.

eDelivery is an essential element of any digital ecosystem where the exchange of data over the internet must be secured according to the provisions of Electronic Registered Delivery Service set in the eIDAS Regulation. CEF eDelivery interconnects different systems through eDelivery Access Points. The software industry already provides different messaging solutions compliant with eDelivery Access Point specifications. Given the growing popularity of eDelivery, public administrations and businesses across Europe are looking to test eDelivery Access Points at low cost and at speed. With FIWARE, testing of eDelivery can be done quickly and for free. The instances deployed on FIWARE support both experimentation and testing. Therefore, these instances will be created from the Open Source sample software offered by CEF, i.e. Domibus. True to FIWARE's goal "to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards", CEF eDelivery also supports Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs) in the context of the digital era. SMEs can participate in this process by creating eDelivery software or offering eDelivery services as an alternative to email technology. This is why CEF eDelivery, and the other CEF building blocks, are collaborating with the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU's foremost SME Network. The addition of CEF eDelivery to FIWARE's catalogue of generic enablers will expand its offering in key areas such as Smart Cities.

Collaboration in Practice

This collaboration will both enable and accelerate the testing of secure message exchange in different sectors. The easiest way to start is to create an account on FIWARE Lab, the working instance of FIWARE available for experimentation, and launch an eDelivery Access Point. 

Further collaboration is explored between the FIWARE initiative and the CEF program, both in the direction of contributing CEF building blocks as FIWARE Generic Enablers, and exploring the adoption of some FIWARE GEs as CEF Building Blocks, with the intention of accelerating the development of trans-border digital services.

It is also important to mention that CEF makes available up to EUR 300 million in grants until 2020. These grants are used for digital enablement projects, many of which use CEF eDelivery. All information about the grants: requirements, deadlines, instructions on how to apply and documentation are available on the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) website.

Developers, service providers and other experimenters may contact the CEF team to know more about the CEF building blocks, or visit the CEF Digital Portal.



FIWARE Foundation Comes Alive To Lead Open Source Platform Community, Sets Up HQ in Berlin

[BERLIN, November 3, 2016]

The FIWARE Foundation has been formally registered on October 28th, with headquarters in Berlin, aimed at supporting the continued growth of FIWARE, the open source platform called to become the de-facto standard for development of IoT-enabled smart services.

To date, most IoT and smart cities technology platforms have required alignment to one proprietary company’s set of standards or another, recreating the vendor lock-in challenges that are currently stifling innovation in smart cities, smart manufacturing including Industry 4.0 and the burgeoning Agrifood market. The creation of the FIWARE Foundation gives cities, industry, business, universities and non-profit organizations greater confidence in being able to build solutions that can scale across geographic areas, can connect with a wide range of hardware and sensor technologies, interoperate with all kind of business systems and databases and that give full power to industry and government to continue adapting and growing their solutions as they see fit.

The FIWARE Foundation was formally constituted as a non-profit association with Atos, Engineering, Orange and Telefónica, acting as founders. The Foundation is charged with supporting the FIWARE mission: to build an open, sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors.  

Highly respected industry thought leader, Ulrich Ahle, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. Ahle brings career-long expertise in industry and smart technologies working at Nixdorf Computer AG, Siemens IT Solutions & Services and Atos. He is also member of the Board of the Industrial Data Space organization in Germany. 

Ulrich Ahle: “I’m fascinated about the broad functionality and the size of the FIWARE community which has been created with the support of the European Commission during the first phases of FIWARE. It is now our task to industrialize and globalize the FIWARE approach with an additional focus on Smart Industry including Industry 4.0 and Smart Agrifood to enable companies and organizations in these markets to digitize their processes and business models.”


The FIWARE Foundation will be instrumental in sharing resources and supporting the activities of the vibrant FIWARE Community (including the operations of the FIWARE Lab, a sandbox environment enabling experimentation with FIWARE technologies). The FIWARE community so far spans over 100 cities, hundreds of startups building the next generation of smart applications, 16 accelerators, 25 innovation hubs and hundreds of developers contributing to the technology.

“The FIWARE Foundation will warrant that the principles of openness, transparency and meritocracy are preserved. Everyone will benefit from the dynamics of a Community involving multiple players and where all contributions are welcomed.” said Eduardo Navarro, Chief Commercial Digital Officer at Telefónica.

The founders seek to enlarge the FIWARE Foundation membership with new members who share the same vision and ambition.  A public Open Call for Membership has been announced inviting organizations to join at different membership levels, sharing their expertise and contributing from key domain areas including Smart Cities, Smart Agrifood and Smart Industry.

As Hubert Tardieu, Personal Advisor to ATOS CEO, explained: “Joining the FIWARE Foundation brings the opportunity to drive the evolution of a technology that will lead how digital services will be built in the future. Community participants will be amongst the first to be able to enjoy the benefits derived from participating in this ecosystem”.

“The impact FIWARE can have is global, addressing the needs of multiple sectors.  Therefore, the FIWARE Foundation is open to new members worldwide from all kinds of backgrounds and sectors. We are excited by the many inquires we are receiving.  It clearly shows us the demand for open standards that can work across multiple sectors,” Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Senior Executive VP Innovation, Marketing and Technologies at Orange, mentioned.

To celebrate and share the goals of the FIWARE Foundation, the first FIWARE Summit will be held in Málaga, Spain, 13-15 December 2016. A large group of companies, cities, accelerators, researchers, developers, public authorities and non-profit organizations are expected to meet and join the Foundation at the Summit.

“The world is immersed in a profound digital transformation.  We need to build the future based on strong pillars and accessible to all. And that means open standards. The FIWARE Foundation will be key in driving FIWARE to become the open source technology of choice for creation of smart digital services,” Said Paolo Pandozy, CEO at Engineering SpA. “It will ensure the long-term availability of FIWARE for all users, for free, forever.”

Information on how to become members of the FIWARE Foundation can be found at 
Information about the first FIWARE Summit can be found at 


The FIWARE Foundation is born to serve the FIWARE Community which comprises all individuals and organizations committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”.

The FIWARE platform is a rich suite of components, called Generic Enablers, which export open standard APIs, typically offered “as a Service”. It can run on dedicated servers or public/private Clouds.  Core components of the FIWARE platform enable the gathering of context information at large scale from many different sources, including the Internet of Things. Additional Generic Enablers in the platform ease the processing, analysis and visualization of managed context information, thus implementing the intelligent behaviour of smart applications and supporting an enhanced user experience.

The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the FIWARE platform but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. 

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Next stop: Canada – FIWARE & ERA-CAN+

In the endeavour of expanding the cooperation with innovation ecosystems at global scale, the FIWARE community has recently engaged with distinguished allies in Canada, continuing the engagement with North American stakeholders.

On September 15, 2016, FIWARE Mundus was invited to the final event of the ERA-CAN+ project, a platform that has been working for the last 10 years to promote research and innovation activities between Europe and Canada. The audience included representatives from public administrations (including the Canadian Embassy in Italy and Belgium), the Canada Research Council, Canadian universities and from different industry sectors.

img-20160915-wa0000The session "Canada-EU Celebrates FIWARE Entry into Canada" served to make the official announcement on the international partnership between FIWARE and a couple of significant Canadian organizations, strengthening the position of FIWARE as a global open platform. The panel counted on the participation of Jenni Salonga, manager at the Edmonton Research Park, home to more than 1,500 members at 55+ companies working in diverse fields; and Mehadi Sayed, CEO of Clinisys, the fastest growing company resident in this innovation centre. Throughout the recent months, both contacts, with the support of FIWARE Mundus, have been actively exploring the untapped opportunities to promote FIWARE in Edmonton, capital of Canada's Alberta province. As a result, the Research Park will organize a workshop in Edmonton to facilitate the uptake of FIWARE among the local ecosystem, and Clinisys confirmed the commitment to integrate FIWARE technology in its portfolio of eHealth solutions, as well as setting up the first FIWARE instance in Canada.

Thanks to the participation in the event, FIWARE Mundus succeeded in attracting the interest of stakeholders in other Canadian communities willing to explore further opportunities in the near future. For instance, the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) -the Canadian leader in defence and security science and technology- would like to welcome a delegation to explore the possibility of collaboration; and the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation from the province of Québec is keen on exploring international partnerships with FIWARE organizations.

Given the prospects ahead in Canada, FIWARE Mundus will coordinate a European delegation to visit various Canadian locations to settle these and explore other opportunities. If you are interested, or want to know more about the international activities of FIWARE Mundus in other countries, visit our website or contact us in

José Gonzalez, UPM, on behalf of the FIWARE Mundus Team


FIWARE recognized as major contributor of a Global Smart City Framework

Cities now have a greater chance than ever before to provide the smart infrastructure that offers more meaningful ways for citizens, local business and city services to interconnect, improve their daily life processes, and create an economy based on data .

The United States’ White House has today announced a new global coalition to create a shared Internet of Things-Enabled Smart City Framework. The coalition will identify pivotal points of interoperability, where emerging alignment on standards can enable landscape of diverse but interoperable smart city solutions. The FIWARE initiative has been invited to contribute because of the relevance gained by FIWARE as vendor-neutral platform defining standards that make it possible for all types of businesses and industries to build and share portable and interoperable smart city solutions around the globe. The new initiative is being led by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in a global partnership with the American National Standards Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the Italian Energy and Innovation Agency, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and the FIWARE Foundation.

The lack of global standards in the design of smart city technologies has been the single greatest obstacle preventing more rapid adoption of smart city infrastructure. NIST and its global partners will work together to identify where interoperable standards are advancing sufficiently to speed up the uptake of smart city solutions. The FIWARE NGSI API (Application Programming Interface) specifications are one of the most advanced examples of a standard that is being adopted and recognized by city leaders. It provides a mean for getting access to context information describing what is going on (and historically) in a city at any time. Use of FIWARE’s open source tools based on FIWARE NGSI mean that any project can apply an interoperable standard and connect a broad range of data, sensors, and smart technologies in their solution.

For several years now, FIWARE has been building a common set of open source tools based on the FIWARE NGSI API so that any business can create a smart city solution and replicate worldwide. This has been done in partnership with the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative, a global collaboration involving over 89 cities from around the globe.

The FIWARE strategic model began with innovative startups and business leaders working with OASC member cities to identify key local challenges. By applying their smart city solutions across multiple locations, businesses and cities have been able to work together to identify a common data model. This data model can be used in conjunction with FIWARE’s NGSI standard API which means that with these two components together, smart city solutions are interoperable and may deal with a vast array of sensors, hardware, fleet vehicles, machinery and other technologies in any location.

By taking this bottom-up approach, smart solutions have been better able to focus on solving the real challenges facing city partners and have begun to generate a global marketplace where businesses can scale their solutions and adapt them to any new city quickly and efficiently. There are now twelve data models being developed and tested by the FIWARE Community with real applications for key common city issues including air quality and environmental conditions, street lighting, waste management and car parking.

“So far, the idea of smart cities has been focused on more efficient management of city-provided services. But smart cities have to be something more. They have to be the main enabler for economic development,” said Juanjo Hierro, FIWARE Chief Architect. Hierro said this vision has been fundamental to FIWARE, which has now created an ecosystem of startups and businesses investing their time and resources into creating solutions that can interoperate with other solutions and more easily be ported from one city to another.

For example, a car navigation system that draws on real-time traffic, car parking availability, local tourist sites of interest, and air pollution data can work equally well in one city where one type of car parking sensor is used, as with another which has its own method of tracking traffic and car parking availability or that catalogs local points of interest differently. Similarly, water quality projects that make use of one city’s sensor technology can be replicated in another city where a different type of water sensor is used. Using the FIWARE platform and common data models, cities can also share best practices and speed up the development of a Global Digital Single Market for Smart Cities.

To spur this ecosystem of startups and businesses creating solutions in partnership with cities, FIWARE has partnered with TM Forum to create a set of business support enablers  that help to monetize data and create innovative business models involving multiple players, whether that be the manufacturer of the hardware deployed, the collector and publisher of the data that is added to help make sense and contextualize the solution to the local environment, or the system integrator partners who ensure that solutions are in the hands of the citizens and users who need access. “TM Forum’s APIs and FIWARE’s APIs enable real-time access and management of city data, provide an innovative suite of tools for third party developers which together can significantly improve overall interoperability across complex smart city services. TM Forum APIs work on any technology and any service, are free to the public and enable interoperability and end to end management of these services,” said Joann O’Brien, Vice President of APIs and Ecosystems at TM Forum.

“Cities prioritize sustainable economic development above all, but it has become clear that in order to achieve this, we need a harmonized global smart city market that connects to local realities. Common standards, which are practical and easy to use, are key for cities that want to be open and agile,” said Martin Brynskov, Chair of the OASC initiative.

“Cities are beginning to embrace the value of city platforms and the innovation, economic growth opportunities and citizen engagement they can drive. Standardized APIs are a critical element of making this happen,” comments Carl Piva, Head of TM Forum's Smart City Forum.

Today’s announcement by the White House represents a significant step towards solving the lack of common standards which was considered as the major bottleneck holding back economic development and the growth of the smart city ecosystem.

The FIWARE open source community has been instrumental in building the FIWARE platform to the stage of maturity it has currently achieved. “The creation of the FIWARE Foundation will continue to drive community input and leadership on the adoption of open standard APIs and the data models being used by cities and solution providers” explains Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation. The FIWARE Foundation gives FIWARE greater strength and gives cities and business more confidence in being able to access a set of open source standards and tools that are not locked within any vendor.


FRACTALS Open Call results

FRACTALS project has awarded 43 European IT SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs with up to 150,000 € each!

These are, in brief, the results of the accelerator Open Call for innovative smart agricultural solutions:

  • With a total grant support budget of 5.52m €, FRACTALS (Future Internet Enabled Agricultural Applications) is one of the 16 accelerators within FIWARE community across Europe supporting FIWARE based applications for the Agricultural Sector.
  • FRACTALS has awarded 43 European IT SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs (including 7 start-ups) from 12 European countries in its Open Call, that were open to submissions from November 30th 2014 until February 28th 2015.
  • The project’s Open Call has achieved great success in terms of attracting European regions that have not been previously significantly included within FI-PPP phase 1 and 2.
  • The sub-projects of FRACTALS started from June 2015 on. In the upcoming nine months, European IT SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs were developing innovative FIWARE based applications for the Agricultural Sector, in the areas such farm management, livestock and crops optimization, business relationships creation, beekeeping, fruits and vegetables and optimizations of fertilizers and water usage in agriculture.

FRACTALS Open Call received 270 proposals from startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs coming from 26 countries. After several evaluation rounds with more than 100 evaluators from all over Europe participating, FRACTALS consortium invited 43 of those proposed projects, coming from 12 countries (country distribution shown in Graph 1), to receive funding and mentoring and to support them making use of the FIWARE technologies in order to create market-ready applications for the agriculture, one of Europe’s most strategic priority areas.

In total, the requested budget from all the applicants add up to 30 million €, where 257 proposals were eligible (95,5%) and went into an evaluation process that was finalized by the end of April 2015.
Two thirds of eligible proposals (176 of them) were aiming towards a budget higher than 100.000 € (as shown in Graph 2), while the average requested budget per proposal was around 115.000 €.

It is of great importance to underline that FRACTALS Open Call has received a high percentage of proposals coming from ICT SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs located in countries outside of the six FRACTALS partnership countries: 113 proposals, more than 40% of the total.
Out of short listed project proposals, 151 proposals asked for maximum of 9 months project duration, which is slightly above 58% of a total number. On the other hand, only 6 proposals (2,3%) asked for 4 months time frame.

fractals-1Graph 1. Countries distribution in FRACTALS received proposals

Top 5 countries with the highest number of submitted applications are Serbia (68), Greece (37), Bulgaria (23), Italy (23) and Spain (20).

fractalsGraph 2. Requested budget (more/less than 100.000 €. Graph 3. Proposals from FRACTALS Consortium countries

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FICHe accelerator boosted 20 innovative eHealth startups into the European market

The aim of the Future Internet CHallenge eHealth (FICHe) accelerator has been to challenge European startups to develop innovative applications in the eHealth market building upon the FIWARE technology. In the recently ended two-year program, through three phases and altogether 6.24 MEUR funding, the 20 finalist startups, out of the initial 300+ applicants, developed their ideas into successful new eHealth solutions.

According to FICHe Project Coordinator Satu Väinämö, University of Oulu, Finland, FICHe has been a boost as it has accelerated the overall process, planning and fostering the visibility of the product and companies. The added value of FIWARE technology comes from providing a large set of components and an active community which supports and maintains it. The combination of funding, coaching and testing solutions with real end users accelerated the development of the SMEs’ solutions. As Jordina Arcal, from FICHe finalist HealthApp, Spain, puts it: "it was a real incubation process…everyone helping each other."

By being part of the FICHe program SMEs and startups gained significant growth. With the support of FICHe, the 20 finalists created 150 new jobs, got new customers and partnerships as well as raised extra public and private funding. FICHe program itself has been essential seed funding allowing the startups to set off the ground.

FICHe finalist Netictech, Poland, developed a real-time audio-video communication solution for medical professionals. According to Piotr Pawlowski, Netictech, FICHe program was “the best thing to happen” for their company: they had the opportunity to transfer from research project to markets, and to receive funding, mentoring and acceleration.

The finalists valued the most the network expansion, support received from the mentors and feedback gathered from real users in living labs, besides of the funding. According to them, testing and validation in living labs is the first requirement that an e-Health startup should accomplish in order to get access to the international markets. Different coaching sessions, business webinars and events have also sharpened companies’ view on the business potential beyond the borders of their countries.

The FICHe project partners from Finland, the Netherlands and Spain consider the program as a remarkable opportunity. Myriam Martin from TICBioMed, Murcia, Spain, says FICHe has provided SMS (Servicio Murciano de Salud) a unique tool to boost innovation and competitiveness through piloting and testing the innovative solutions from seven FICHe companies in Murcia living lab. Martin sees that there are clear benefits of the use of innovation and testing labs as they support regional development of healthcare and social welfare. This in turn will increase the quality of healthcare and social welfare services, as well as make the services more affordable.


FICHe provided companies with the overall funding of EUR 6.24 million for developing eHealth applications. Funding was distributed through a three-step trial. In the first stage, companies received 15 000 euro for business model development. In the next phase, 40 companies received 50 000 euro for proof-of-concept. The third phase entering 20 companies received additionally 152 000 euro for working prototype development. At best, companies were therefore offered up to 217 000 euros funding.

FICHe is co-funded under the European Union’s Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. Project partners were University of Oulu, Business Oulu, TIC BioMed, FFIS de la region de Murcia, TNO,  Amsterdam Economic Board, Stichting zorgInc., Dutch eHealth Fund Management BV and Stichting

FIWARE 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.

FICHe final Press Release.
14th Sept 2016, Oulu, Finland.



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FIWARE Mexico Workshop (English & Spanish version)

FIWARE Mexico Workshop on 7th September 2016: Learn about FIWARE, the Open platform you should be in!

A large group of industrial players, start-ups, researchers, developers and public actors have joined forces across Europe for the creation of disruptive digital services. These services will enable business acceleration in relevant sectors such as Smart Cities, Agri-Food and Manufacturing. Today FIWARE’s mature technologies and a wide-reaching open innovation and business ecosystem open up new opportunities to drive Mexico’s digital revolution and boost the Mexican economy.

The FIWARE Mexico workshop aims at raising awareness on FIWARE with special focus on ongoing and future activites in Mexico under the leadership of FIWARE Mexico and Smart SDK Horizon 2020 projects and in general on Europe and Mexico cooperation in ICT research and innovation.

Registration link here.

Are you an entrepreneur, a developer, or an innovation actor?
The FIWARE Mexico Workshop is your opportunity to learn, engage and join FIWARE ecosystem!

Who should attend?
Developers, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Tecnology Transfer officers, Policy makers, Investors, Regulators, Academics, International representatives interested in cooperation between Mexico and Europe on Research and Innovation in ICT.

Why should you attend?
To learn about FIWARE present and future activities in Mexico:

  • Free and commercial Cloud resources available in Mexico through the FIWARE Lab;
  • Training and other support activities planned for start-ups and developers in Mexico;
  • 'Open Agile Smart City initiative', a FIWARE supported initiative to develop Smart Cities;
  • Example FIWARE services running in Mexico and Europe;
  • The plans for a Mexican FIWARE Accelerator Programme based on the Finnova program;
  • Contributing to the next collaboration programme between EU and Mexico.

    Draft Agenda


Welcome remarks
Jessica Urueta (International Cooperation, CONACYT)
Yolanda Ursa (INMARK, Coordinator of FIWARE Mexico)
Federico M. Facca (Martel Innovate, Coordinator of SmartSDK)


Mexico – European Union cooperation
Jessica Urueta (International Cooperation, CONACYT)


FIWARE: Open APIs for Open Cities
Federico M. Facca (Martel Innovate)


Coffee Break


Ongoing & future FIWARE activities in Mexico
Yolanda Ursa (INMARK)
Monique Calisti (Martel Innovate)
Miguel González Mendoza (ITESM)
Hugo Estrada (INFOTEC)


Example FIWARE Applications
Miguel González Mendoza (ITESM)
Rui A. Costa (UbiWhere)
Antonio Jara (Hop Ubiquitous)


Questions & Answers


Cocktail & Networking

FIWARE Workshop en México, el 7 de septiembre de 2016 en Ciudad de Mexico:
¡Descubre FIWARE, la plataforma abierta que debes conocer!

Un importante grupo de industriales, start-ups, investigadores, desarrolladores y organismos públicos unieron fuerzas a través de Europa para crear un nuevo servicio digital innovador con el objetivo de potenciar negocios en sectores de gran importancia como las ciudades inteligentes, el sector Agri-Food y la producción industrial. A día de hoy, la tecnología ya consolidada de FIWARE y su ecosistema de negocio e innovación abren nuevas oportunidades para dirigir la revolución digital en México y potenciar su economía.

El Workshop se enfoca a potenciar el interés existente alrededor de FIWARE, con especial atención a las actividades presentes y futuras en México, bajo el liderazgo de FIWARE Mexico y a los proyectos de Smart SDK dentro del marco fijado por el Horizonte 2020 projects. Así como, en general, a la cooperación entre Europa y México en investigación e innovación TIC.

Link al registro aquí.

¿Es usted un emprendedor, un desarrollador, o un innovador?
El Workshop de FIWARE en México es su oportunidad de aprender, de involucrarse e integrarse en el ecosistema FIWARE.

¿Quién debe asistir?
Desarrolladores,  investigadores, emprendedores, especialistas en transferencia tecnológica, inversores, autoridades y reguladores, académicos y representantes internacionales, interesados en la cooperación entre México y Europa, en investigación e innovación TIC.

¿Por qué debe usted asistir?
Para descubrir las actividades, presentes y futuras, de FIWARE en México:

  • Recursos 'Cloud' gratuitos y comerciales, en la Nube y disponibles en México a través de FIWARE Lab;
  • Formación y otras activiades de apoyo ofrecidas a start-ups y desarrolladores en México;
  • ‘Open Agile Smart City initiative’: una iniciativa con el apoyo de FIWARE encaminada al desarrollo de ciudades inteligentes;
  • Demostración de servicios basados en FIWARE, ya en funcionamiento tanto en México como en Europa;
  • La planificación de un plan de aceleración, FIWARE Accelerator Programme, dirigido a México y basado en el programa Finnova;
  • Contribuir al próximo programa de colaboración entre la UE y México.

    Agenda provisional


Jessica Urueta (International Cooperation, CONACYT)
Yolanda Ursa (INMARK, Coordinator of FIWARE Mexico)
Federico M. Facca (Martel Innovate, Coordinator of SmartSDK)


Cooperación México – Unión Europea
Jessica Urueta (International Cooperation, CONACYT)


FIWARE: ‘Open APIs for Open Cities’
Federico M. Facca (Martel Innovate)


Pausa y café


Actividades presentes y futuras de FIWARE en México
Yolanda Ursa (INMARK)
Monique Calisti (Martel Innovate)
Miguel González Mendoza (ITESM)
Hugo Estrada (INFOTEC)


Demostración de aplicaciones basadas en FIWARE
Miguel González Mendoza (ITESM)
Rui A. Costa (UbiWhere)
Antonio Jara (Hop Ubiquitous)


Preguntas y Respuestas


Cocktail y Networking

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UMANICK entra en el programa de aceleración de IMPACT

Valencia (España) – 17 de agosto de 2016 – UMANICK ha sido seleccionada para la cuarta edición del programa de la aceleradora de proyectos de Internet móvil IMPACT.

IMPACT (Internet Mobile Projects Accelerator) ha completado su cuarta y última convocatoria seleccionando 11 nuevas startups europeas que utilizan tecnologías FIWARE, entre las que se encuentra UMANICK, a las que va a apoyar en los próximos meses con financiación, mentoring y formación intensiva.

IMPACT es uno de los 16 consorcios europeos seleccionador por la Comisión Europea en el marco del programa Seventh Framework Programme. El consorcio está constituido por ISDI, Boungiorno, Teknologiudvikling ApS, Seaya Ventures y una red de emprendedores y profesionales referentes del ecosistema digital europeo. Su objetivo es acelerar al menos 64 startups europeas con foco en Internet móvil, subvencionando cada startup con hasta 100.000 euros sin contrapartida en acciones, invirtiendo un total de 6,4 millones de euros en dos años.

El programa de aceleración en el va a participar UMANICK, denominado IMPACT Extension Program, comenzará el próximo mes de septiembre y concluirá en noviembre. Está especialmente diseñado para impulsar startups maduras mediante servicios todavía más avanzados. Estos servicios incluyen financiación adicional, misiones digitales en Silicon Valley y Reino Unido, mentoring y formación, educación en growth hacking, equity crowdfunding, y micro-subvenciones que permitirán a las startups asistir y colaborar con grandes eventos de toda Europa. Cada startup recibirá 50.000 euros, sin contraprestación en acciones, para fomentar su crecimiento exponencial, con un enfoque en márketing, internacionalización, colaboración con grandes corporaciones y la obtención de nuevas rondas de financiación.

De las 989 startups europeas de FIWARE, se invitaron a 31 a presentarse para el IMPACT Extension Program. Estas 31 fueron clasificadas como las mejores de Europa, gracias a su integración de FIWARE y la fortaleza de sus negocios. Posteriormente, evaluadores independientes externos y el IMPACT Steering Committee seleccionaron los once finalistas.

Para Emilio Gallego, CEO de UMANICK, la entrada en IMPACT Extension Program “pone de manifiesto de nuevo la confianza de la comunidad FIWARE en nuestro proyecto, ya que este programa es la continuación del Programa VIP de FIWARE del que UMANICK ha formado parte.”

Conoce la historia de éxito de Umanick aqui.


The city of Olinda welcomes BEYOND 2020 Forum

On the 27th, 28th and 29th July, the city of Olinda welcomes the BEYOND2020 Forum. The event is the result of an international organization of the Brazilian Human Smart Cities Network, Pointify and Update Cities bringing to Pernambuco a group of thinkers, activists, government officials, entrepreneurs and decision makers in their respective areas of work, both from the public and the private sector.

The aim is to contribute to the vision that cities have to become increasingly smarter and human – in which the focus of urban innovation ecosystems aims at ensuring that the technology works as a support tool for the citizens.

“In the current context of mobility, investment, innovation and entrepreneurship, in which cities act as “living beings”, we want to highlight and strengthen the role of humans as the core of the transformation of the city and improve its intervention in this new stage of evolution of our planet”, said the organizing committee.

The debate about openness, security and transparency of the use of data requires the involvement and active participation of central and local government and all stakeholders in the different areas of intervention and experience of the cities, especially cities that want to become Smart and Human.
For two days, the Forum will feature FIWARE workshops and the first meeting to the Open and Agile Smart Cities Initiative in Brazil.

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Hackacity – 6 cities, 22 ideas, 1 goal: Improve the life in the city

Hackacity took place on the 27th and 28th May in 6 cities across the world. Hackers got together to improve the life in the cities by using big data.

94 hackers gathered for 24 hours to work non-stop to develop applications using big data provided by Amersfoort, Utrecht, Santander, Olinda, Recife and Porto.

It all started last year when city of Porto and 7Graus got the tech community together to create interesting technological solutions and ignite a co-creation mindset. With the results from the first edition, Porto challenged other cities that decided to join the movement. In 2016, with the support of OASC initiative (Open and Agile Smart Cities), the European Commission, FIWARE, Grow Smarter and Ubiwhere, cities worked together as a first attempt to implement an integrated approach of the use of data for the creation of innovative solutions.

Cities provided data in the fields of mobility, tourism, environment and security, so the participants could develop applications that will improve the lives of the residents and the experience of the tourists.
22 applications were developed. While in The Netherlands the winner was a transient app that provides information on local companies, facilities, people and events in a certain radius, in Brazil an app to empower women and help reporting cases of sexual abuse got the first place. The winner in Porto was an app that lets you know with precision when a bus will arrive at a stop.

Participants used the FIWARE Platform, which provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors, whose specifications are public and royalty-free. With a common technology and data sharing, there’s an endless pool of opportunities for collaboration among cities, that can have an impact on the citizens’ lives.

Hackacity shows that when you put bold creative people together with relevant data, you’ll get big smart creative solutions and co-create opportunities for those who live or work in the city or the experience of the ones who visit it.
About Hackacity
Hackacity is a hackathon that aims to test big data and promotes its use to develop solutions that will have an impact in the city, but also foster collaboration amongst stakeholders. For 24 hours, participants get together to develop solutions based in open source platforms to address challenges faced by the citizens, using data provided by the city.

UMANICK presents its secure patient identification solution to a delegation from Hengqin (China)

The goal of the meeting was to showcase the FIWARE-based Smart City Platform of the City of Valencia, as well as some business solutions from the local ecosystem, among which UMANICK’s secure patient identification system UMANICK Identity for Health stands out, and foster new ways of cooperation. The meeting has been organized with the collaboration of the Valencia InnDEA Foundation. As part of the same mission, the Chinese delegation also plans to visit Paris and Brussels to get to know a total of nine projects, including UMANICK’s, which FIWARE has selected for this purpose among the more than 1,000 companies that form its community.

Hengqin is a 100 square kilometres coastal island tucked into the southern corner of the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. Because it is adjacent to Macau, which is no more tan 200 meters away, the island has been designated by the Chinese government as a New Area of ​​development in order to enhance economic ties with Hong Kong and Macau.










The Hengqin New Area, which was officially established on December 16, 2009, has experienced great economic expansion with the support of preferential policies, attracting investment by developing a variety of sectors: finance, business services, tourism, culture, traditional Chinese medicine, research and development, education, and high tech industry, becoming home to a satellite campus of the University of Macau and several state-owned banks, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and Bank of China.

To UMANICK this is a great opportunity to come into contact with the Chinese market. A market that shows great potential, as growing security concerns, lack of data protection and mounting cyber crimes is raising the demand for biometric solutions in this country.

Check the succesful implementation of UMANICK Identity for Health at the Onco-Hematology Day Hospital of the Arrixaca Hospital (Murcia, Spain) in this video:


Engineering Ingegneria Informatica takes FIWARE to Japan

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica takes FIWARE to Japan, in the context of the EU-Japan cooperative project FESTIVAL.

During the first 18 months of the FESTIVAL project (FEderated interoperable SmarT ICT services deVelopment And testing pLatforms) the first deployment of FIWARE Generic Enablers in Japan has been successfully carried out. In particular, the Japanese partners, JR West Japan Communications Company (Japan Railways) and Kyoto Sangyo University, in collaboration with Engineering, deployed an experimental IoT platform, for the environmental monitoring, based on FIWARE in the new railways station “Maya station” (Kobe, Hyogo). The system, currently in testing phase, is running on the Cloud-IoT environment JOSE (Japan-wide Orchestrated Smart/Sensor Environment).

FESTIVAL project main aim is the federation of experimental infrastructures (testbeds) in order to provide experimenters with an integrated platform to access heterogeneous resources (Cloud, IoT, Open Data, Living Lab) to execute and monitor different kinds of distributed experiments. In the project, coordinated by CEA-Leti (France) and Osaka University (Japan), Engineering plays both roles of core technological partner, involved in the design and development of the federated experimental platform, and of FIWARE provider through its own FIWARE-Lab node that will be federated with the other testbeds, such as the already mentioned JOSE, the French IoT experimental environment “IRT-Nanoelec PTL” (Grenoble) and the Spanish smart city infrastructure “SmartSantander” (Santander).

The FESTIVAL experimental platform will be released in October 2016 and freely accessible for external experimenters by January 2017.

This will be an important step to demonstrate the FIWARE platform capabilities but also the flexibility and interoperability with other technologies and the possibility to be enhanced by the contribution of different experimenters and use cases.

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FIWARE at the Heart of the Smart City Innovation in the USA

Following up on the activities of FIWARE Mundus in the Global City Teams Challenge, FIWARE is going back to the USA, and this time with an even more significant presence. In the week of June 13-15, Austin, Texas, will become the epicentre of the Smart City Innovation in the United States and the FIWARE Community will be represented by 35+ participants, including the European Commission, European city representatives, industry members, academia and startups.

NIST, the US National Institute of Standards and Technologies, and US Ignite will host the GCTC Expo 2016 on June 13-14, where 9 FIWARE-driven teams will showcase their projects and will feature speakers and panelists on a wide range of smart city topics. The two-day event will include an exhibition hall with trade-show spaces and the FIWARE teams will be invited to present their initiatives on Monday 13th June:


  • "EnvyPorto" is a collaborative project between the cities of Porto (Portugal) and Portland (OR, USA) that strives to monitor environmental metrics and better define dynamic urban policies based on the solution provided by Ubiwhere. is the local solution integrator that will contribute to enhance the impact;
  • "Leisurity" is a project that will bring together the cities of Valencia (Spain), through the Valencia InnDEA Foundation, and Lindale (TX, USA) into the common challenge of revitalizing the city through smart leisure. The solutions from Visiona in smart parking and Prodevelop in monitoring and promotion of city events will complement the infrastructure of Verizon Wireless;
  • JIG Internet Consulting will showcase their Open Data-based application "SmartAppCity" in collaboration with the city of Logroño (Spain), aiming to unify all the services of the city in one single App;
  • The startup OpenMove will present their plug&play platform for mobile ticketing, making emphasis on their experience and achievements within the city of Trento (Italy);
  • The Italian cities of Genoa, Milan and Turin will participate in a joint initiative together with Engineering to address the shared challenges in preventing environmental disasters, smart parking and waste management;
  • TeamDev is focusing on improving citizens' quality of life through their product "WiseTown". The engagement of the city of Perugia (Italy) will prove the effectiveness of the urban planning strategy and management in order to optimize and modernize public services;
  • The partnership between the city of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and Atos is leading to the project "MyCity", where a FIWARE smart city platform will cope with the data and organize the traffic of the information;
  • Telefonica and HERE GPS-based maps platform will promote a smarter car navigation experience on route. This showcase, which currently works with real data from the cities of Santander (Spain), Seville (Spain), Porto (Portugal) and Antwerpen (Belgium), fosters the vision on how cities can support the Economy of Data;
  • Telefonica will exhibit another pilot involving the city of Guadalajara (Spain) with the goal of making accesible information about incidents/tickets for the urban waste management through a participation portal.


In addition to the GCTC Expo, there will be two co-located events where the participation of FIWARE is planned:

  • The 2016 Smart City Innovation Summit, taking place on the June 13-15, that will bring together over 200 cities and their respective representatives. A FIWARE booth will be present in the exhibition area on Wednesday 15th.
  • The IES City Framework Workshop, taking place on June 15-16, where it will be reviewed the progress of the three working groups coordinated by NIST. FIWARE is an official partner of this initiative that was launched on March 24-25 aiming to convene an international task force to compare and distill from architectural efforts and city stakeholders a consensus framework of common architectural features to enable smart city solutions that meet the needs of modern communities.

These activities are part of the FIWARE Mundus efforts to promote and extend FIWARE beyond Europe, and more in particular, strengthen the cooperation between European and US cities.

Seeking more information? Visit FIWARE Mundus or contact

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Creative Ring Challenge results in 19 projects who will receive support from CreatiFI and cities in Europe

CreatiFI is proud to announce the 19 winners of its Creative Ring Challenge. These entrepreneurs will receive up to 25,000 Euro in funding to further develop their projects over the coming few months.

The Creative Ring Challenge took place simultaneously in Barcelona, Ghent, Eindhoven, Brussels, Helsinki and Trentino. Each of the hubs identified a theme in which they were looking for solution to implement in their city environment.

Cities are in a constant state of flux and often their available infrastructure and solutions no longer fit the proper needs in this eternally evolving society. Museums and cultural institutions are also hungry for creative, ICT and mobile solutions, and the Creative Ring Challenge wants to reward innovative entrepreneurs  that are ready to offer smart services and solution.

Selected projects get access to the resources of CreatiFI and start developing their application with FIWARE technology. They will work closely together with their local creative hub to test and implement their project in an urban environment.

The winners in the different challenges are:

Creative ring Challenge Barcelona

Topic:  Connected and Participatory Arts. The target of this challenge was to create innovative multi-site street art performances that will enhance the experience of citizens participating in city festivals using FIWARE and ICT technologies in order to keep the festivity closer to citizens and the city reality.


  •     Croma – HandmadeDance – ES – CROMA explores the interaction between different spaces and the public in a context of contemporary art explored through dance and technology
  •     The Citizens Constellation – ES – Citizens Constellation is a space for open discussion over the reality of the cities.
  •     MultiplayerQuiz – Appnormals  – ES – MultiplayerQuiz is about gaming: a Multiplayer Quiz with questions about Barcelona in the shape of cool pixel art illustrations and animations
  •     Connected Bodies – MID  – ES – CONNECTED BODIES is an audiovisual interactive environment as well as a networked experience, standing between performance and installation, that allows two or more people in geographically separate spaces to interact simultaneously using their bodies.
  •     Here: Happen in there – Col-lec  – ES – The idea is to create a collaborative musical/sound piece during the nights of the Mercè Festival. This piece is created through the citizen interaction through swinging on backlit swings.

Creative ring Challenge Helsinki

Topic: Hack4FI – Hack your Heritage –hackathon. The target of this challenge was to find new  solutions and services which are using any kind of open data related to culture, museums, archives, or other cultural heritage.


  •     Eventmore – Eventman Oy – FI – We offer people an easy way to find exciting things to do around the world.
  • – FI – Brandsome online service collects statistical data from the different social media channels of a of a brand and compiles it into clear and easily understandable data and statistics.
  •     Smart Data Hub – Smart Data Hub Oy – FI – Our Data Store offers instant access to huge selection of high-quality, standardized open and public data sets as well as AI-enriched aggregates of those.
  •     Top Data Science Ltd. – FI – Similar Image search and tagging engine targeted for cultural organizations. It is a time and money saving image search tool for cultural organizations with large image sets.

Creative ring Challenge Trentino

Topic: MUSEUM-FI, Creative Business for Museums.  Museums and cultural institutions are hungry for creative, ICT and mobile solution. Innovative entrepreneurs are ready to offer smart services and solution. We are happy to let these two worlds meet!


  •     GipsTech s.r.l. – At GiPStech is indoor localization, at its best, for retail and industry: the most advanced technologies to locate in enclosed environments, where GPS doesn’t work.
  •     Dimension s.r.l. – Integrate the museum app “NUNTIUS” into messaging systems such as Telegram, Whatsapp or Messenger.
  •     OcLab – Specific museum application, allowing video STREAMING and full HD video Internet transmission from a client to a server located under the QuVi holographic projector.
  •     mARc Project s.r.l. – gets visitors through a territorial gamified tour of local cultural and historical sites. Challenging plot, nice character and video previews will push visitors to discover Judicaria Eco-museum and all the Eco-museums in Trentino.
  •     Belka s.r.l. – A solution for automating marketing for museums. We want to enable visitors to generate and share content to create buzz and WOM in social networks.

Creative ring Challenge Benelux (Ghent, Eindhoven, Brussels)

Topic: Smart Society Apps. Amaze us by showcasing your application, which can be implemented in musea, at festivals, sport events or even bell towers. Any kind of creative urban innovation is welcome.


  •     OJOO  – BE – We are the WordPress for mobile experiences; allowing everybody without budget or technical skills to create engaging mobile experiences!
  •     Open Track  – UK – We are building a new platform, OpenTrack, to manage athletics and running competitions more efficiently.
  •     sCool  – BE – sCool tackles the digital, new media and STEM challenges that primary schools are facing offering a learning platform and a free community for school kids.
  •     Open Move  – IT – OpenMove is a software solution for smart mobility that allows to create, edit and sell digital tickets of transport and parking via app or webapp.
  •     eVAPP  – BE – EVapp is a smartphone-application that in case of an emergency mobilizes medically trained volunteers to overlap the time between the occurrence of an emergency and the arrival of the emergency services.



Novi Sad Fair in cooperation with FRACTALS Consortium

On the 14th-20th of May 2016, Novi Sad Fair will be hosting the 83rd International Agricultural Fair in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia.

The International Agricultural Fair is one of the five largest European events in the field, the event being one of the 15 annual fairs hosted in Novi Sad.

This Novi Sad International Fair stands out as a prestigious event, gathering over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 60 countries worldwide and is visited by a great number of experts and a general audience around innovation in the agricultural area. It’s the perfect display for products and services and a professional environment where numerous new contacts, deals and agreements can be made.

The International Agricultural Fair confirms and enlarges its reputation year after year, as one of the most important business events in the field of agriculture around the Western Balkans, and it’s easily among the top ten agricultural fairs in Europe.
It brings together the cutting edge and most important companies and the last achievements in the field of agricultural production, food and beverage production, agricultural machinery and equipment for the food industry, chemicals and pesticides, organic food and other products and services in the agribusiness sector. During the Fair, the city itself turns into a meeting point for farmers and business representatives.

The 2016 edition of the International Agricultural Fair outlines include:

  • Italy will be present as the partner country for the 83rd International Agricultural Fair,
  • Collective shows will be arranged, including exhibitors from Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, China, Hungary, Republika Srpska (one of two entities within Bosnia and Herzegovina), Turkey, etc.
  • Several B2B meetings will be set up for startups and companies representatives.
  • The organic food focus will include the presentation of organically grown products. Also, products with protected geographical indication will be in the spotlight.
  • An agricultural machinery showcase will take place. Also the biggest National Cattle Show will connect with the latest deployments in technological advancement for the livestock.
  • Representatives of state bodies in charge of agriculture, chambers of commerce and association will also be present at the event.

For the first time, the AGRO BIT exhibition will take place. It will be a unique opportunity for outstanding companies that are using IT solutions to empower their applications and services, to underline the disruptive value of such technologies and how they can, not only boost agricultural developments, but also make them sustainable over time.


FRACTALS is one of the 16 accelerators, part of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. Its aim is to support the community of innovative ICT SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop FIWARE based applications with high market potential, addressing the needs of the agricultural sector. FRACTALS Call has been open to all European SMEs and web-entrepreneurs, additionally focusing on areas which are considered as "white spots" (Balkans, South East Europe).

FRACTALS has offered technological and business mentoring and up to 150,000€ to the selected SMEs and web-entrepreneurs, so that they can develop applications based on FIWARE technologies for the Agricultural Sector. FRACTALS accelerator has distributed a total amount of €5.52M among startups from 26 countries.

Agribusiness is one of the most vital domains where smart technologies are needed. Among the challenge of the smart agricultural area we can find: the rising global populations that require a larger and optimized food production; the more frequent extreme weather events that may destroy crops or affect livestock; the exodus of young people from farming and rural communities to cities; the high levels of waste in our food and energy systems from traditional industrial and agricultural practices.
An ample range of startups and business innovators are applying the FIWARE Open Source platform to create new technologies that address these challenges. Leveraging mobile, web and data technologies to disrupt current agricultural and food distribution systems is essential to enable a continuous and sustainable production after healthy food for our populations.

For more information, visit the official website:


The new frontier of the geospatial information in agriculture

'Le nuove frontiere dell’informazione geospaziale in agricoltura' conference will be held at Rome, on April 21st. It will be co-organized by TeamDev. The spanish company Libelium team will be participating, explaining how they are equipping 2.0 farms.

More information (in Italian) about the event, and link to registration, here: /event/le-nuove-frontiere-dellinformazione-geospaziale-in-agricoltura/

Nowadays precision farming has become a necessary tool for sustainable development of agriculture. On this subject, geospatial information is fundamental in order to support advanced technologies for targeted crop improvement.

In this context, the Conference aims to explore new frontiers of agricultural computerization. The attention is focused on Geographical Information Systems and their linked applications, created to support future agricultural practices.

There will be showed national and international case studies, in order to allow operators and stakeholders to know the recent progresses on precision farming technologies. Advantages and future development perspectives will be highlighted. A particular attention will be payed to the brand new DSS. This system, created by Assoprol Umbria, has been improved for the fight against the Olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae). DSS represents an important join-venture between public and private sector. Moreover it represents an important instrument to support decisions in line with European legislation and policies. Indeed, new orientations of European policies are focused on improving agricultural innovation through the diffusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Libelium is the Spanish company which has developed the sensor platform Waspmote Plug and Sense. TeamDev has chosen Libelium and its Waspmote platform in order to collect targeted, accurate weather information focused on single plots. This information is fundamental to support the agricultural sector management.

Waspmote Plug & Sense collects sensors data about soil and leaves moisture, as well as temperature, precipitations, atmospheric pressure and so on. This platform keeps continuously under control the environment in which crop grows. Moreover it offers a multiplicity of channels for real-time connections to the Agricolus suite. Among these channels there is 3G and the brand new LoRaWAN.

Libelium has proved to be a reliable and competent partner whose commitment is to find innovative solutions.

logo2014TeamDev is a company that operates in the area of technological innovation and geographical sciences. It offers customized solutions, consultancy services and assistance to public and private enterprises. The commitment of TeamDev is to enhance quality of life by developing technological innovative solutions.

TeamDev is a future oriented company with solid roots in its successful past. It pursuit its aims without forgetting the human dimension of market and its actors. TeamDev develops applications and multi-devices suites based on Fi-ware technologies. Its main sectors are smart-tourism, smart cities and agriculture, with a particular focus on precision farming and IoT.

TeamDev has two headquarters in the Central Italy, one is in via Tiberina 70/i, Collazzone (PG). The other is in Polo Lionello Bonfanti, loc. Burchio-Incisa Val d’Arno (FI). TeamDev has also an European headquarter in 3, Fruebjervej street, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.

– Published (13.3.2016)


Call for papers: IISSC 2016

IISSC 2016, the 2nd EAI International Conference on ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities, will take place in Brindisi, Italy on 14-16 September, 2016. The event will be co-located with the 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud Networking for IoT Systems (CN4IoT 2016).

The core mission of the conference is to address key topics on ICT infrastructure (technologies, models, frameworks) and services in cities, in order to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with their citizens.

Potential topics of interest to IISSC 2016, which can be investigated from different perspectives (social, organizational, technological) include:

  • IISSC-2016-blog-2E-health;
  • Agriculture and Food;
  • Smart Energy & Smart Buildings;
  • Mobility, Transports & Logistics;
  • Environment Management and Sustainability;
  • E-tourism & E-culture;
  • E-education;
  • E-government;
  • E-inclusion;
  • Urban Security;
  • Effective Experiences about smarter and sustainable cities;
  • Significant activities empowering Smart Citizenships;
  • Socio-Technical Systems;
  • Societal impact of Smart City Solutions;
  • Public-private partnerships enabling Smart City Solutions;
  • Successful projects and initiatives for Smart Cities.

Academic or industrial workshops connected with the conference aim at collecting concrete use cases and successful Smart City scenarios, leveraging ICT infrastructures as the enabling element for their sustainability. Contributions from universities, research centers, public and private firms are equally welcomed.

FIWARE Discussion Panel and Exhibition: this track aims at gathering contributions and fostering discussion opportunities about the usage of FIWARE open APIs, the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative and middleware within entrepreneurial ICT accelerators. Participants from the Apulia region, as well as Italy and other European countries are welcomed to present their successful achievements that have been awarded with finance support from the European Commission.

Accepted papers will be published in the IISSC Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 22nd April, 2016

Workshops Proposal Deadline: 29th April, 2016

Notification Deadline: 27th May, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 24th June, 2016

For further information about the conference, visit the IISSC 2016 official website.

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Coachademy: Launch Web App for Corporate Wellness

Coachademy is extremely proud to announce the launch of the new web app on 1st April!
Coachademy is an app for Corporate Wellness that offers on-line coaching to manage stress, improve work-life balance and productivity. Coachademy was already available on iOS. But form 1 April it will be possible for everyone to connect to a coach in real-time from their desktop at  
22% of European workers suffer from too much stress. The stigma to ask for support is alarming: in the Netherlands, 45% of employees think it means they cannot handle their job. Coachademy is a dedicated platform that offers an accessible, empowering, and confidential channel to connect and seek the advice of licensed, professional coaches —on iOS, and now also on desktop. Users just open the app, browse through the online available professionals and immediately start a chat.

Behind Coachademy stands an international, Amsterdam-based startup with the real ambition to improve wellness at work. We grew in the beautiful landscape of H-FARM Ventures, the major Italian Incubator in Venice, Italy. Coachademy was awarded a European grant from FIWARE Finodex, a programme funded by the European Commission for the most innovative digital projects. Moreover, we count on valuable partners, including: Technogym, the University of Padova and the University of Twente.

Coachademy has been featured in a.o.: Wired Italia, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Millionaire and was a TEDx speaker. For a selection of press articles, please refer to:

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New Portland State “smart city” lab first of its kind in the US

A new applications lab at Portland State University (PSU) – the first of its kind in the United States – promises to be a boon to the City of Portland and mobile application developers as they find ways to streamline the way Portlanders move about the city.

 The FIWARE Lab, housed in PSU’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, will collect, store and share data about all things related to transportation in the city – transit, car traffic, parking, bike sharing, wheelchair access, to name a few – and allow users to efficiently plan their trips.

The openly available data and the FIWARE Lab also will allow data scientists to create other “smart city” applications that will make it easy for citizens to access information about city services, such as electricity, water, gas, building permits and much more.

“The idea is to greatly simplify how a citizen can interact with the urban environment, not just transportation,” said PSU Research Professor Wilfred Pinfold, who was instrumental in establishing the FIWARE Lab.

Cloud-based FIWARE nodes are located in numerous cities in the world, particularly Europe. Portland’s node, which will be up and running this month, is the first one in the United States. PSU and Pinfold’s company,, are partners in developing its use and making it widely available throughout the region.

“Portlanders currently have a few applications on their phones, such as the TriMet app, which makes bus and light rail transit very easy to use. The FIWARE Lab will exponentially expand the possibility for other applications, helping to make getting from one place to another virtually seamless,” said Pinfold.

Portland is one of seven cities in the United States selected as finalists (out of 78 applicants) for a $40 million US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge grant to develop hi-tech transportation solutions. The new lab enhances Portland’s competitive position for the grant, Pinfold said. It also will enhance PSU’s ability to attract research dollars and may help bolster Portland’s tech economy by stimulating innovation and attracting more technology companies, he added.


TM Forum {open}:hack Building Smart Sustainable Cities

As part of the TM Forum Live! 2016 schedule, ‘TM Forum {open}:hack Building Smart Sustainable Cities’ will take place the weekend before the main event, in Nice, on May 6th and 7th.

This open hack, also organized by TM Forum, is a unique opportunity to bring already developed products or to create a new prototype solution using an open ecosystem platform. The participants will be working with the Open Ecosystem Platform, with Smart City Open Data, and with TM Forum and FIWARE Open APIs, to rapidly build out products and services. They will acknowledge innovative new solutions exposed by others in the hack, and be part of a competitive and collaborative experience, and they will be given valuable, expert feedback.

The hack target is to build solutions and services for the smart sustainable cities. The most impactful Smart Climate and Smart City applications created at the open hack will be awarded. The criteria for winning will embrace the most innovative and complete solutions, the ones aimed to solve real Smart Climate and/or Smart Cities challenges, and those that make the best use of the platform provided.
There will be challenges regarding the connection of 
travel and transport, the reducetion of energy consumption and air pollution, and the interconnection of IoT devices, to improve life and healthy living.

Contestants in these challenges will be using FIWARE NGSI API and Business Framework. TM Forum supports communications standards like FIWARE NGSI REST-based APIs for real-time access to contextual information of cities, which empower the creation of effective solutions that meet the needs of modern communities, thanks to common architectural features and an open Cloud platform. The FIWARE Business Framework –that includes TM Forum’s Ecosystem APIs– enables the management and the monetization of different kinds of digital assets involving multiple partners.

OpenHack300X300BannerAd.NiceFrance20161-168x168‘TM Forum {open}:hack Building Smart Sustainable Cities’ is an open event where Application Designers, Usability Experts, Developers, Data Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Enterprise Developers, both international and local, can join in and meet their peers from Forum member companies, as well as other expert mentors. It is a great opportunity for developers around the FIWARE ecosystem, as the winners will get the chance to demo their application to a number of city directors from around the globe at the TM Forum Live event. Also, the three winning teams or individuals will receive prizes in cash.

The event aim to attract 100 top developers and entrepreneurs from across the globe, bringing in top talent, to ensure that the quality of applications created will be very high. After the hackathon, the first prize winners will be rewarded at the VIP event on Monday evening, in front of 200 of the top executives from across the industry. And all the winning teams will have the opportunity to demo their solutions at the TM Forum Live.

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3D Printing FABulous Community Meeting in Bilbao (April 5th & 6th)

On April 5th & 6th 2016, over 200 attendees will join the inspiring and cutting-edge third edition of the FABulous Community Meeting in Bilbao. Among the participants, 25 teams of the current FABulous startup portfolio will present the most innovative commercial applications related to 3D printing and powered by FIWARE.

During 2 days, attendees will get the chance to attend a mix of hands-on workshops, real- ife testimonialspitching competition and networking. The meeting will gather the most active entrepreneurs, investors and mentors in this area. Startups from all over Europe will pitch their project to the public

The 3D Printing FABulous Community Meeting is the must attend event for all the European actors of the 3D Printing supply chain. FABulous –the Future Internet Business Acceleration Programme for 3D Printing Services–, will gather in Bilbao 25 teams of the current FABulous startup portfolio who will present their innovative commercial applications based on FIWARE for the 3D Printing consumer and industrial markets.

If you are willing to be part of this innovative sector, now you can join in and meet your future business partners: register to this event before the 1st of April.

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Startup Europe Village matchmaking event at NET Futures 2016

On April 20th and 21st, NET Futures 2016 will be hosting a matchmaking event at the Startup Europe Village, in Brussels, Belgium.
The matchmaking event will be organised by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), with the support of FIWARE and the Microsoft BizsPark ecosystem. During the event, selected startups will have a chance to meet and network one-on-one with corporates.

On the first day of the event, 25 startups selected from across Europe –including the most promising companies from FIWARE– will get the chance to have one-on-one closed door meetings with renowned corporates that are part of the SEP open innovation platform, like Microsoft, Enel, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Unipol, BBVA, SKY, Cisco, Virgin and Daimler.

Day two will consist of an open panel discussion, which will be moderated by Mind the Bridge Chairman, Alberto Onetti. It will also involve senior execs and provide insights about opportunities and issues, giving startups a unique chance to interact and collaborate with large corporations. Following the panel, SEP will be presenting some recent data regarding the status of the European startup and scale-up ecosystem.

The Startup Europe Partnership is a platform where the best startups meet the best corporates, with a goal: to make things happen, whether that means procurement (corporates buy products and services from startups), strategic investments and, eventually, acquisition/acqui-hires.

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Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is an open innovation platform launched by the European Commission. It is is managed by Mind the Bridge and its goal is to initiate qualified connections between top European scale-ups and medium and large corporations, in order to foster commercial and strategic partnerships.

FIWARE is an open source platform easing the development of smart applications in multiple sectors, and laying the basis for a whole ecosystem where entrepreneurs, industry, developers and cities can join in to capture the opportunities that are emerging with the new wave of digitalization. This ecosystem is growing, and has recently welcomed the creation of the FIWARE Foundation.
FIWARE open APIs are getting adopted as de-facto standards in several markets, fostering a new generation of smarter applications and services, at a lower cost. The Foundation will ensure the long-term evolution of FIWARE and its availability for users, for free and forever.

Microsoft BizSpark empowers start-ups by providing them with software development tools and cloud services free of charge. Through BizSpark, Microsoft also helps start-ups build connections with key industry players and investors, supporting entrepreneurs to kick-start and scale-up their business.

Startup Europe (SE) is an initiative supported by the European Commission that aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs, so that their ideas and business can start and keep growing in the EU. SE works towards getting entrepreneurs more connected within the European ecosystem, where talent, investment and learning can be easily captured. SE believes that the growth of Europe will be determined by savvy startups, and wants to encourage this development.

Net Futures 2016: Driving Growth in the #DigitalSingleMarket wishes to maximize competitiveness of the European technology industry. The conference will gather over 1.000 attendees, to form an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in Research & Innovation, Market Validation & Living Lab Research, Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy, and Policy Making. Bridging the gaps between these communities, innovations will more easily and effectively find their way to the market.



FICHe accelerator closing event at Health 2.0 Europe

For their closing event, FICHe accelerator have joined forces with one of the leading digital health startup and investors gatherings: Health 2.0 Europe.

All 20 FICHe FIWARE Accelerator Programme finalists will show their demos at the exhibition floor, some of them will pitch in front of investors, others will present on main stage in front of the 600 delegates.

If you are planning to attend this important event, you can use the code 'FICHE16' to receive 15% discount on registration. More info and registration here:

This will be a unique chance to meet the 20 startups accelerated by FICHe, and also many more key stakeholders in digital health.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings (USA)
Dr. Rafael Grossmann, Practicing surgeon and digital health pionneer (USA)
Damien Marmion, Global Head of Health, AXA (France)
Dr. Julio Mayol, Director of Innovation, Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Spain)
Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, eHealth and Well Being – DG CONNECT, European Commission (Belgium)

Confirmed digital health investors include:

Katrin Geyskens, Partner / ICT – Digital Healthcare & Big Data, Capricorn Venture Partners
Min-Sung Sean Kim, Partner, XL Health (Germany)
Sven Lingjaerde, Managing Partner, endeavourvision (Switzerland)
Marta Sjögren, Principal, Northzone (Sweden)
Pierre Socha, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners (United Kingdom)
Josep Lluís Sanfeliu, Managing Partner, Ysios (Spain)
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, Managing Partner, Peppermint VenturePartners (Germany)

And here are the 20 FICHe finalists, in their own words: 

Andiamo, (United Kingdom)
Andiamo is a small team with big ambitions. We are building new healthcare solutions that will provide any person, across the globe, with the medical devices they need in less than a week. Our first challenge: Children’s Orthotics. Using 3D scanning and printing tech, we can measure and produce an orthosis in 48 hours. Shorter wait times will lead to a better outcome for the child and NHS.

Betawerk (Netherlands)
IncoSense Smart: to enhance the quality of continence care by creating patient­centered technological solutions.

Clinical Graphics (Netherlands)
We’re moving away from the times when surgeons just eye-ball your x-ray before they pick up their scalpel and start working. Clinical Graphics is the logical answer. We use software to analyze CT and MR scans of patients and provide surgery plans that are more accurate and more reproducible than what the best surgeon can come up with. We also simulate the results: what can be achieved?

HealthApp (Spain)
Healthapp is a private company dedicated to improve links between patient and therapist providing trusty information to patients and familiars about therapy and their process.

Ideable Solutions (Spain)
Kwido is a multidevice (web, mobile, tablet) cost-effective platform for caring for elderly people. Helps eldercare and healthcare organizations to save costs, reaching more clients and letting the elderly to be independent for a longer time.

Inbiolab ItoM (Netherlands)
Inbiolab has invented a unique technology for patient friendly, high quality respiratory monitoring consisting of noninvasive electrophysiological measurements of the diaphragm. Inbiolab applies this patented technology within its advanced respiratory monitor for premature born babies, the Smart Jacket. A patient friendly solution is very important for vulnerable neonates & child-mother bonding.

Medbravo (Spain)
Medbravo is a comprehensive digital solution for efficient collaborative clinical research on cancer. We have the technology needed to network hospitals, health professionals, and research personnel to streamline the referrals of cancer patients to clinical trials.
Medbravo improves collaboration of health professionals, research personnel and hospitals on cancer clinical research. By streamlining referrals of cancer patients to clinical trials, Medbravo offers more patients the opportunity to participate in the development of better cancer treatments.

Mind Myths (Ireland)
Mind Myths offers collaborative learning environments for the practice and adoption of mindfulness therapies, at a global level.
Mind Myths trainees can learn and practice mindfulness in a secure and private mindscape of their own choosing.

The core value of MYSPHERA is being specialized in hospital processes and workflows and our commitment to provide outstanding services and support to our clients helping them to exploit the full potential of the real-time location systems (RTLS), and to do it with the best tool available for process optimization, inventory management improvement, and safety for staff and patients.

NETICTECH is a Polish SME company established in the ICT area. The main activities are focusing on IT consulting, supporting implementation and deployment of new technologies and services, process deployment of advanced services, starting from collecting requirements and analysis of IT processes, proposing new designs, implementation, up to final deployment.

NeuroAtHome (Spain)
We are a clinical software development company specializing in rehabilitation and telemedicine.

OurPath (United Kingdom)
OurPath is a 12-week lifestyle improvement programme that provides people with the tools that they need to prevent type 2 diabetes. This is provided to people through the web and smartphone apps. The 12-week behavioral change programme provides users with structured education, healthcare tracking devices (e.g. wireless weighing scales), and a support network of mentors and peers to help them change their behaviors.

Oviva (Switzerland)
Our technology connects dietitians with their patients via a secure smartphone app. The patient can conveniently log meals with pictures, track activity and weight and send questions real-time to his dietitian. The dietitian has a secure, cloud-based patient cockpit, with an overview of patients stats (weight, activity, etc.) and the possibility to set goals, collect data with surveys and coach

Panatomy (Germany)
PANATOMY is a visualization software for MRI-Scan-benchmark reports, enabling users to access and analyze MRI-Scans faster and more accurately than comparable products. For Radiologists, we provide an intuitive, clean and easy to use tool for high-speed reliable diagnoses. Saving time and saving lives with certainty.

PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (Portugal)
Biofeedback EMG system for rehabilitation physiotherapists

Psious (Spain)
Psious is a mobile based technology which uses hyper-realistic virtual environments to treat anxiety disorders by virtual gradual exposure. Psious improves the current existing virtual exposure technologies making them available on any mobile system such as smartphones and allowing telehealth applications. Our mission is to revolutionize the mental health care arena democratizing the virtual.

Px HealthCare (Netherlands)
Established by medical scientists, Px is improving cancer patients’ lives while advancing medical research. Px develops mobile apps for cancer patients providing them with personalized medical support. As a data-analytics venture, the company investigates the fully anonymized, aggregated data gaining insight into the effectiveness of cancer treatments aiming to improve health outcomes for cancer.

Scyfer (Netherlands)
Scyfer helps companies to maximize value of big data by analysis of millions of variables and data points. Scyfer improved current predictive models by 5-20%, implementing Deep Neural Networks, a disruptive new powerful predictive model development in artificial intelligence.

TripMedic (Malta)
Sick travelers are miserable even if they are insured & 2/3rds aren’t! TripMedic makes sourcing a healthcare practitioner (dentist, doctor, nurse) in your language quick and easy. We reduce user vulnerability for free and offer bookings and structured private feedback to healthcare professionals all in a variable cost package. Thus creating a positive loop between users and providers.

UMANICK Identity 4 Health offers secure patient identification to hospitals and the rest of the healthcare sector. It uses the most advanced biometric technologies: fingerprint, face, voice and iris recognition. UMANICK Identity 4 Health avoids both medical mistakes due to erroneous identification, and fraud by identity theft. Thus improving patients’ safety, and reducing healthcare spending


Edisonweb presents a new urban mobility solution with technical support from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Edisonweb has been selected by FrontierCities, part of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, to create an algorithm capable of solving the problems of traffic congestion.

From 18th April, the first three-week long pilot test will take place in Ragusa, Sicily, with technical sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Vans, and it will enable the physicists and IT specialists from Catania to reach Berlin.

FIWARE / FrontierCities – The Accelerator Programme financed by the EU, to find new solutions to urban traffic congestion, gas emissions, parking problems, and the daily stress we experience when moving around cities.

Six-hundred small-to-medium companies and start up enterprises applied, but only 28 were the 'chosen ones'. One of these is Edisonweb, a team from Catania made up of physicists and IT specialists, selected to create a revolutionary artificial intelligence algorithm capable of creating a new model of public transport, excellent in terms of flexibility because capable of predicting the transport needs of citizens by applying statistical variables.

According to physicist Riccardo D'Angelo, CEO of Edisonweb: 'Our model is based on a technologically-advanced interpretation of the Cuban 'Taxi Particular' archetype. A shared taxi that moves along the arterial roads of the city and is available to more people at the same time. We have applied a technology called MVMANT to this reference model. MVMANT is an acronym deriving from the word 'Movement' –in this case referring to a 2.0 form of public transport and 'Ant', the insect which, according to ethologists, possesses the highest level of intelligence and collective organisation in managing its paths. Besides providing a form of collective transport, MVMANT also gives people the opportunity to book their seat in the vehicle via their Smartphone, to calculate the time they have to wait and pay directly via their phone. In brief, it is a ride-sharing system which is perfectly integrated into public transport that will not only optimise the number of places occupied in a given vehicle, but will also offer a service which is directly proportional to the demand predicted for each day of the year.

web_onboarddriver1Predictive calculation is possible via the App and is gathered via the statistical assessment of a series of variables: days of the week, season, weather conditions, ongoing events, days of work/school and bank holidays. All parameters which can be used to find out if on a given day or period there is a certain need or public transport is required along specific routes'.

The MVMANT model will be tested for three weeks starting from 18th April in Ragusa with the technical sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz-Vans which will make its entire range of mobility solutions (4 vehicles) available for the purpose of the experiment: commercial vehicles Sprinter and Vito, the multi-space Citan and the Class V people carrier. 

According to the mayor of Ragusa, Federico Piccitto: 'Our city will be the star of an experiment based on an innovative model that suits the new way of conceiving urban mobility, a priority of our administrative mandate. As a matter of fact, we believe in the value of mobility as a service and see it as the only effective way to drastically reduce use of private vehicles, which not only has positive effects on mobility per se, but also supports environmental protection and reduces of pollution. This is why we have gladly welcomed the solution put forward by MVMANT, as it is a step in the right direction, a viable solution to reduce traffic in urban city centres'.

Other cities have already expressed an interest in testing the model, such as Modena and Dubai, with the latter sending a delegation of its Roads and Transport Authority on the occasion of the pilot test in Ragusa, and Berlin, which recently sent a formal request, signed by the Director of the Berlin Electromobility Company (eMO), expressing the desire of the German capital to become a leader of the MVMANT experiment.

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FIWARE Mundus lands in Brazil

Last week, a FIWARE delegation took part to the Brazil-EU Cooperation on Human Smart Cities and FIWARE Workshop organized by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) on behalf of the the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI),  in Natal (Brazil). The delegation was led by Jesus Villasante, Head of the Net Innovation Unit of DG Connect with the participation of representatives from Telefonica, Engineering and Martel.

The workshop was a great opportunity to get in touch with the growing local FIWARE Ecosystem and the representatives of Brazilian and Rio Grande Norte governments. The Smart City community is very vibrant in Brazil with already seven cities that are part of OASC. The delegation was invited to discuss with the Mayor of Natal on the priorities of the city around social inclusion and other key primary needs of the city, in light of its Smart City strategy. More and more cities in Brazil are looking into smart strategies as a way to pave the sustainable growth of their ecosystem, and FIWARE can certainly play a role in this context.

DSCN9618Several actors are already looking into FIWARE to build smart solutions for Brazilian cities. Kiev Gama, part of the team winning the third prize for Smart City App Hack with Bike Cidadao app, presented ongoing activities in Recife, while the Digital City Institute (Instituto Metrópole Digital – IMD) presented a strategy for the development of Smart services in Natal based on FIWARE technology. IMD plans include the hosting of a FIWARE Lab node in Natal, acting as hub for location innovation community.

During the meeting, the FIWARE Mundus team provided insights on the requirements for setting up a FIWARE Lab node and on the best practices to start developing Smart Applications with FIWARE. 

The workshop was also the chance for the Brazilian actors to ask questions to FIWARE industrial players on the recently announced open FIWARE Foundation and how to strengthen EU and Brazil collaboration on FIWARE and Smart Cities.

As result of the workshop, an initial action plan for the development of Smart City initiatives around FIWARE in Brazil was discussed and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will define a national wide strategy to support research on Smart Cities.


FIWARE Mundus at the EU-India FI-MEDIA/Smart Cities Event (22-23 January 2016) in New Delhi

FIWARE Mundus were invited by the EU-India FI-MEDIA project to present how FIWARE can concretely be used for the development of “smart environments” in India (e.g., smart cities, smart villages, and smart campus). This event was co-located with a larger scale event held in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) entitled International Conference on Smart Cities (ICSC 2016) held on 22nd – 23rd January, 2016, venue: IIT Delhi. The full report of the successful event can be found here.
The methodology developed for Senegal, Tunisia, and China has been presented and very well accepted by the ecosystem participants in India. In addition, the success of Brazil’s use of FIWARE to date was presented in the event. Now the idea is to identify an Indian smart environment program that could take advantage of the FIWARE platform.

It looks as if the Digital India program is covering such areas and there should be an opportunity for FIWARE in this context.

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(L-R): Prof. Arpan Kumar Kar (Dept. of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi), Pierre Yves Danet (Orange Labs, France, EU FIWARE Mundus program), Abhishek Sharma (Beyond Evolution Tech. Solutions, Gurgaon, India), James Clarke, (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, FI-MEDIA coordinator), Prof. Flávio de Oliveira Silva (Faculty of Computing (FACOM), Federal University of Uberlândia, FIWARE node Brazil), Prof. M.P. Gupta (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).

FIWARE Mundus will continue to work with the EU-India FI-MEDIA project and their counterparts in the India Smart Cities programs in order to investigate this clustering opportunity and go through the methodology in order to check that the ecosystem is sufficient to ensure a sustainable usage of a FIWARE platform.
Stay tuned for more information to come within the next weeks and months and don’t hesitate to contact us if you can contribute to the FIWARE Mundus activities in India.

The EU-India FI-MEDIA project is an International cooperation mobility project funded by the Delegation of the European Union to India, under a programme entitled ICI+, which is instrumental in the formation of mutually beneficial EU-India cluster to cluster (C2C) partnerships in a variety of Lots, including Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), the focal point of the four year project (Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2018).




FIWARE Consolidates as Open Source IoT-enabled Smart Services Platform of Reference With Launch of FIWARE Foundation

The open source API platform FIWARE — which, to date, has released 42 standardized software components aimed at helping startups and enterprise build the next generation of smart applications and services for cities, industries, e-health or agribusiness — has today announced the formation of the open FIWARE Foundation.

The open FIWARE Foundation includes membership from the current FIWARE Core Industry Group (Atos, Engineering, Orange and Telefonica) and will be joined by other governing members at a FIWARE Founders Forum in June (to be held in Vienna). The Foundation will support the growth of the FIWARE platform as an open source project, and be governed by a Board of Directors and CEO, serving the broader FIWARE community.

The Foundation will bring support to FIWARE activities including the continuing technical evolution and support of the platform that is necessary for the uptake in the smart cities, industrial Internet of Things and agri-food sectors, among others. FIWARE established its independent open community last year to support members to adopt best open source practices based on openness, transparency and meritocracy. This way FIWARE will become the open source community of reference for setting the platform de-facto standards used when developing sensor-enabled, data-driven, smart applications and services.

“So far we have seen some strong use cases of FIWARE creating value for startups and enterprise working in smart cities, but now we are seeing that extend to the agribusiness and other sectors,” said FIWARE Chief Architect Juanjo Hierro. “FIWARE is being recognised as the ideal platform for businesses who want to scale their applications so that they can meet needs of diverse customers across Europe and around the world. It is also emerging as the Industry Data Platform which can drive the digitization of the Industry sector.”

“Startups and enterprise users need the confidence of working with an open source platform, where they know they will not be locked into one vendor’s infrastructure as they build the next generation of applications and services for our cities, the industrial sector or in agriculture,” added Stefano de Panfilis from Engineering, one of the companies establishing the FIWARE Foundation.

During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the FIWARE Foundation is being launched by the FIWARE Core Industry Group partners with the support of the European Commission, several startups are already demonstrating their commercial products built off the FIWARE platform. Showcased in the GSMA’s Innovation City, three agribusiness startups are using FIWARE to create smart farm management tools, including automated crop irrigation systems, smart livestock feed monitors, and a regional farm monitoring system that generates alerts for crop-destroying pests. Another exhibit is showcasing a car navigation tool that gives directions from a driver’s position direct to an available car parking space, based on real-time open data information published by cities using FIWARE’s standard APIs.

FIWARE is today a vibrant community of more than 5000 people from industry and the public sector, large companies as well as SMEs and startups, involving developers and users of the business and the public sector. “The move to establish the FIWARE Foundation is the next stage in our growth as an open source community,” said Hierro.

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Enabling the smart city data economy: See the demo at MWC

Cities are sitting on masses of data. Exposing it for citizens, developers and businesses can unleash innovation, city efficiencies and new monetization opportunities.

Cities are sitting on masses of data. Exposing it for citizens, developers and businesses can unleash innovation, city efficiencies and new monetization opportunities.
By offering as rich a dataset as possible, cities can enable developers to create applications to improve life in the city and generate revenue.  And by breaking data out of departmental silos, cities can make better decisions based on data from multiple sources, such as real-time environmental data and traffic management patterns, for example. Eventually, data could even be shared across cities to support wider innovations and a smart region, smart nation approach.

The challenge, however, is creating a secure, transparent environment where public data can be exposed and businesses can also feed in their data and be paid for it.  The new FIWARE Business Framework, powered by TM Forum APIs, is addressing this challenge. The Business Framework enables the management and monetization of different kinds of digital assets involving multiple partners. The first iteration will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

A smart city marketplace platform

FIWARE is an open cloud-based platform for the creation and delivery of applications and services, designed to deliver the key building blocks for enabling and connecting smart city ecosystems. In November last year, TM Forum and FIWARE announced a collaboration agreement and the Business Framework is being developed as part of this ongoing partnership.

TM Forum’s Ecosystem APIs, including Product Catalog, Product Ordering and Product Inventory, have now been incorporated within the Business Framework specifications and open source reference implementation. These lightweight REST-based APIs have been crowdsourced from within TM Forum’s membership over the past three years and leverage more than 25 years of TM Forum’s complex management systems expertise in billing, catalog management, service level agreements and policy.

The Business Framework will be used to create a smart city marketplace platform.  The demonstration will be based on three open datasets from the city of Porto and a made-up data set that will represent the input from a paid source, such as a garage. It will show how smart city data services from different partners can be exposed, priced, monetized and consumed within the smart city marketplace. Applications using the Business Framework to find and order smart city data services will be demonstrated, and access to the real-time data associated with the data service will also be shown.

‘For example, the developer of a location-based app might want to have more information within the app. They can go to the marketplace and find datasets on, for example, fuel and repair garages. The user can buy the datasets from within the app and once the payment has been received, see the new information appear in the app.

The economy of data

Solutions based on TM Forum Business Management APIs, like the one being developed by FIWARE, will create the foundation for an ‘economy of data’ where different business models around data and services can emerge for the benefit of all.

    Carl Piva, VP Strategic Programs and lead for the TM Forum Smart City Forum, says, “The FIWARE Business Framework, supported by TM Forum Business APIs, can help to create a solid foundation for this vision”.

    Pierre Gauthier, Chief API Architect, TM Forum, adds, “This demo will give cities and developers an insight into this economy of data model that could be around the corner. And this is just the first step – with input and feedback from cities themselves we can make the FIWARE Business Framework and the TM Forum APIs that power it even better.”

The next stage of the Business Framework collaboration will include the development of open source charging and revenue-sharing components integrated with TM Forum Billing, Product Inventory and Usage Management API-derived components.  These APIs will enable automated billing and payment, and pay-per-use, even in a complex, multi-partner context.

At TM Forum Live! in Nice, France in May, the Business Framework will also be used in the Smart, Sustainable Cities open hack. Using real-time city data, developers will compete to create innovative new applications to tackle city challenges.

Watch the demo at Innovation City (booth 3A11), Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 22-25.

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FIWARE participates in International Working Group to Develop Consensus Framework for IoT-enabled Smart City Architectures

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners have launched a new international technical working group that will develop the common architectural principles for smart cities. In consultation with city stakeholders, the group will make a comparative analysis of existing architectural efforts and produce a framework. This document can then be used to bring greater coherence to standardization activities taking place internationally in various standards developing organizations and consortia.

FIWARE was invited to participate in this initiative due to the great relevance it has in becoming the choice of many cities that are looking for open standards, avoiding locked in concrete vendors. Other  international partners supporting the initiative are: ANSI, the American National Standards Institute; ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute; MSIP, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning; USGBC, the U.S. Green Building Council; and, ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

FIWARE brings the FIWARE NGSI standard API which can work as a pivot point for Interoperability and Portability of smart city applications and services. There are already 89 cities from 19 countries that have taken the step in adopting this standard to export real-time data about what happens in cities. This becomes the fuel for new smart city applications developed by the city or third parties, and a mean for interoperability of vertical smart city solutions.  Based on this API, a wide range of other FIWARE Generic Enablers, or alternative enablers, can be integrated to deal with real-time processing, visualization or bigdata analysis of cities’ real-time and historic context information.

The kick-off workshop for the initiative will take place at NIST’s Gaithersburg, Maryland campus, on March 24th-25th, 2016, in conjunction with the NIST Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Tech Jam. The initiative expects to draw on the expertise of GCTC project teams that collaborate on city scale applications.

A second workshop will be held, April 14th-15th, 2016 in Rome, Italy, hosted by ENEA. Both workshops will have similar structures with in-depth presentations from experts engaged in activities within the different geographic regions. Interim results will be considered at subsequent workshops in summer 2016. The hope is to produce an initial draft document by September and to finalize it by June of next year.

Participation in the activity is open to anyone. NIST has set up a collaboration website for the project which includes an email list sign-up and a briefing paper providing more information on the project.

Chris Greer, director of NIST’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program, commented on the fact that, “The growth of the smart cities market is currently hindered by ICT deployments that are customized and not fully interoperable or scalable, as well as by the lack of convergence around architectural design principles and a common language / taxonomy. We want to enable the full spectrum of standards activities to cooperate and harmonize their efforts to enable smart city solutions that meet the needs of modern communities.”


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Seville´s local government sets up it´s Open Data Portal

Seville´s local government has set up the municipal Open Data portal in line with many other Spanish towns, in accordance with the access right to the municipal information, as set out in The Transparency Act. The portal offers information about the municipal activity and it gathers together information from the city in 75 groups, all associated with areas that will be under constant update and expansion.

In its catalogue, the initial portal includes information regarding the business sector, cultural agendas, demographics and population, the environment, contracts with the public sector, municipal budgets, public parking and buses, the state of traffic, places of touristic interest and street guides, among others, in harmony with the European guidelines on information of public interest.

The Sevillian government expect for the new access tool to work, as well as to improve the transparency of the town´s activity, to enrich the digital economy and create new job posts in the city. In this sense, the objective is that entrepreneurs and developers can make use of the available information to start business projects and create applications, as has happened in other towns.

Furthermore, the new portal, hosted on the town council´s website joins those of Transparency and Civil Participation, and acts as another element of the initiative that includes the development of Seville as a Smart City.

According to the representative of Economics, Business and Institutional Relations, Carmen Castreño, the local government finds itself in a process of modernization and development of its digital tools, focused on facilitating civic participation, a target that is also reflected in the portal of Open Data itself, which is provided with communication channels for the residents of the city and for programmers and entrepreneurs that should request information.

The Open Data Portal has been developed through a contract with the Telefonica group within the framework of the FIWARE program. FIWARE is a platform driven by the European Union for the development and global deployment of applications within the Internet of the Future.




FRACTALS Accelerator is organizing FIWARE Serbia National Day – business training sessions, pitching and high-level panel on challenges to the development of the new agrifood economy.

It will take place February 10th in Novi Sad and participation is free of charge.

FRACTALS consortium is organizing FIWARE Serbia National Day – an event focused on SMEs operating in the most innovative scope of the agrifood business.

One of the main goals is to organize a high-level panel on the challenges to the development of the new agrifood economy. Eminent international panelists will be present at the event, including experts and representatives from the European Commission and Serbian Government, industry, SMEs and scientific community.

Serbia National Day will also illustrate the advancing market adoption of new FIWARE technologies beyond EU member states, and it will show in what way Serbian SMEs can benefit from Accelerator programs like FRACTALS.
Serbia stands as the most successful associated country in the third phase of FIWARE.

SMEs present at the event will benefit from business training, pitching sessions and networking with investors and other stakeholders. SMEs will attend several business capacity build-up sessions and will be given the opportunity to pitch in front of the audience, potential investors and their peers. Also, demo sessions will be organized where SMEs will have the opportunity to showcase their innovative products.

Solutions on agrifood by FRACTALS SMEs are in their final development stages, and now market penetration is expected. Application domains within FRACTALS comprise farm management, livestock and crops optimization, business relationships creation, beekeeping, fruit and vegetables, and optimizations of fertilizers and water usage in agriculture.

Some of these projects are being developed by SMEs like Iten Enineering, Prozone and Dunavnet:

  • Iten Engineering main product is Virtual Cooperative, an application based on FIWARE and designed to help farms and conventional cooperatives to unite and join forces in purchasing and selling goods. The concept is based on virtual ‘bulletin boards’, accessible by farmers, vendors and public users, who are assigned with appropriate widgets, enabling them to create ads, filter among them and communicate with desired users.
  • Prozone offers Sdop –smart detection of pests–, using a combination of optical and acoustic means to analyze, trap and stop them before their multiplication. Sdop services use FIWARE technology to constantly monitor, process and Cloud-access information about field and crops from a computer or smartphone, being able to react in the optimum time and prevent pest harmful activity.
  • Dunavnet is specialized in Internet of Things and augmented reality. IoT innovations lead smart agriculture to an increment of quality, quantity and sustainability of production, and boost optimization and change in the agricultural sector. AgroNET solutions based on FIWARE include IoT model based irrigation, smart detection of pests, environment monitoring and digital market for fresh, locally produced food.

FRACTALS is one of the Sixteen Accelerators (A16) financed under the Seventh Framework Program that contributes to the goals of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership, in particular FI-PPP Phase 3, by facilitating the promotion and early adoption of FIWARE Technologies. The main idea and purpose of FRACTALS is to support the community of innovative ICT SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop FIWARE based applications with high market potential, addressing the needs of the agrifood sector. The project foresees support, which spreads on different levels, and focuses not only on the assistance during the life of sub-projects, but also aims also to ensure their sustainability in the long run.

Thanks to FIWARE and product development made by companies, FRACTALS connect ICT technologies and competitive advantage of a region from an associated country. Vojvodina region –and the rest of Serbia– traditionally bears a strong agrifood industry. Since a strong ICT sector has been emerging in the previous decade, FIWARE now brings it together with agrifood and allows IT developers to employ new technologies and apply them for the purpose of the agrifood sector.
FRACTALS will also be organizing Greece National Day on February 26th in Thessaloniki, focused both on FRACTALS SMEs and other FIWARE SMEs from Greece.

Timetable, venue location and more information available at the registration page:

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FIWARE OPS Chapter submitted a proposal to the next OpenStack Summit (Austin TX – April 25-29)

FIWARE OPS Chapter submitted a proposal titled "Monitoring a multi-region Cloud based on OpenStack: the FIWARE Lab case study" to the next OpenStack Summit (Austin TX – April 25-29).

FIWARE Lab is a multi-region federated Cloud, based on OpenStack. Currently it comprises 15 regions spread all over Europe (but with a presence also in LatAm). It offers a capacity of more than 3000 cores, 10 TB RAM, 500 TB disk and is going to be further expanded with the addition of new regions/nodes.

Being FIWARE Lab the experimentation platform where FIWARE services can be deployed, FIWARE brings on top of FIWARE Lab (and consequently on top of OpenStack) an IoT platform cloud services that offers standards for IoT-enabled smart applications integrating technologies for context information gathering, management, publication, real-time processing and big data analysis.

We developed a distributed and scalable monitoring system for FIWARE Lab able to collect, process, analyse and finally present the relevant data to the interested users. Different users are animating FIWARE Lab with different needs and different profiles in terms of monitoring requirements spawning from accessing single resource metrics to having an aggregated view of the status of all the regions, from keeping data private on a given (geographical) region to sharing data among all the regions, from managing real time data to requesting intensive data analytics. All these challenges (and many more) have been tackled during the development of the FIWARE Lab monitoring system.      

The proposal submitted to the OpenStack Summit will focus on the architecture of the solution in term of: collection of custom resource metrics and sanity check measurements, data confidentiality and data replication, real time data vs historical aggregated data on different dimensions (time, tenant, “space”), data analytics, unified cross-region data visualization.

Here you have the possibility of voting for the proposal submitted. If you have a chance, Please vote! (until February, 17th):

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From Portugal to Costa Rica with love: Portuguese technologic platform crosses the Atlantic to help promote culture.

This January, the Portuguese project VIRAL celebrates the first international implementation of its awarded events guide, namely in Costa Rica.

VIRAL is currently the most complete, up-to-date and organized events guide in Portugal. For the past few years, the VIRAL platform has contributed to make Portuguese cities smarter by helping citizens to easily acknowledge what is happening in their cities concerning culture and entertainment, and by helping promoters communicate their upcoming events more effectively. Built taking scalability into deep account, VIRAL is extraordinarily replicable, with the potential to become a leading events guide on a global scale.

Fueled by the participation of VIRAL in FIWARE’s acceleration program SOULFI, the implementation of the events platform in Costa Rica is the result of a partnership with the Costa Rican project GAM Cultural. Since 2009, GAM Cultural is one of the country’s main platforms concerning cultural promotion, and is also responsible for relevant actions concerning the revitalization of the historic center of S. José. “In GAM Cultural we found an ideal partner, one that shares both our mission and values. Henry Bastos, the project’s mentor, saw our technology as an opportunity to optimize his resources and to maximize the reach of the work he has been developing so far.” — explains Hugo Branco, head of communication and partnerships at VIRAL.

This partnership follows the contacts developed between 2013 and 2014 at events such as the 4th Iberoamerican Design Biennale, held in Madrid, and the 5th Iberoamerican Congress of Culture, held in Zaragoza, where VIRAL was award with several prizes and recognitions.

The platform’s implementation in Costa Rica coincides with the launch of the v2.0 of VIRAL’s web platform, which was ultimately possible thanks to the company’s participation in the SOULFI, one of FIWARE’s acceleration programs. Besides a deep renovation concerning design and user experience, the current version integrates new functionalities such as user registration, an events suggestion form and the project’s first commercial service: a wallpaper advertising system called JUPITER.

“We developed VIRAL so that it is extremely scalable and replicable: this is our first step regarding internationalisation.” — says Tiago Abelha, head of development. — “Our objective? To implement, on a global scale, the first relevant social platform exclusively dedicated to events and culture.” — concludes Carlos Quitério, responsible for design and product management.


IMPACT announces the winners of the 3rd and last Open Call: 18 startups will join the Accelerator Program, delivering 1.8 Million Euro in total.

  • The 18 winners of the competition will join the 42 already selected during the other 2 Calls and embark on a 6 month Acceleration program.
  • IMPACT is financing and accelerating 60 European startups for a total of 6 million Euro.
  • Winners are coming from 5 different European countries: UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and Estonia.
  • The selected startups will receive 1.8 million Euro, 100,000 Euro each.

Milan/Madrid – Third and last IMPACT Open Call successfully completed: 18 additional startups have been selected to start in January the IMPACT Acceleration program and will be receiving fundings for a total of 1.8 million Euro (100,000 Euro per Project articulated as 90,000 Euro in funding and 10,000 Euro in services to be implemented through a 6 month specialized mentoring and training program).

The selection has been done by 11 evaluators from all over Europe who chose the winners of the competition among 57 projects that participated to the Jury Day on Dec 9th and 10th  in Madrid.

The 18 teams will join the 42 already selected during the other 2 Calls and will commence the 6 month specialized mentoring program held by the EU accelerator IMPACT composed by Buongiorno (via its accelerator b-ventures) ISDI, Seaya Ventures and Teknologiudviking ApS. IMPACT Acceleration Program kick-off was a Welcome Week taking place in Madrid on January 12th, 2016.

The 6 month acceleration process consists of mentoring and training with key digital ecosystem experts and entrepreneurs. The Mentoring Plan involves ‘Follow-up mentors’ (intended to follow continuously the team throughout the duration of the acceleration program) and ‘Specialized mentors’ (specialists in different strategic areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, marketing and financing).

The training plan includes:

  • a face-to-face program on entrepreneurial digital acceleration which will cover the development of start-ups, digital marketing, technology and financing, all of that focused on the mobile environment;
  • e-learning courses about specific digital tools & capabilities necessary for the development of the companies.

These 18 applications come from a total of 971 candidates, translated into 560 applications received from 29 countries. Only 57 were selected to pitch in front of IMPACT Selection Committee at Madrid Jury Day on 9 and 10 December, 2015.

A large majority of the 57 mobile internet projects were of an outstanding level in terms of the quality of the team (mastery, skills, fluency) and the worth and attractiveness of the business ideas behind. An important criteria in the selection process was that teams had already developed prototypes using selected components of the FIWARE  European digital technologies.

Each of the 18 selected participants for the 3rd Open Call IMPACT Acceleration program receives an initial injection of up to 100,000 Euro, without equity consideration. Funding is disbursed in three installments linked to the attainment of pre-defined business milestones over the 6 month period. Additionally, IMPACT will offer an Extended Investments Phase to the most outstanding projects after the 6-month Acceleration Process, consisting in fast track access to a network of international private investor and also to the IMPACT Partners investment programs.

IMPACT selected startups come from all Europe: 9 have been selected from Spain, 5 from Italy, 1 from Germany, 2 from Estonia and 1 from The UK.




Agora Voting


Secure digital elections with open source software.


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The super-simple financial assistant for the self-employed on their mobile.



Antlos is a peer-to-peer marketplace offering skippered boat holiday experiences.



Protect your app against bugs, low ratings and bad user reviews

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Easy Stay provides hospitality solutions through an innovative app that gives the user access to all of the hotels' products and services



eVeryride is the aggregator of all carsharing, bikesharing and scooter sharing services.



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IMPACT results:

IMPACT accelerator is consolidating an acceleration process based on transparency and high performance which has been satisfactorily evaluated by the Startups. The training program has been evaluated with 8,2 points out to 10, and the Mentoring Program 9,4 out to 10 and, in general, IMPACT has gotten a Net Promoter Score of 84% which means that more than 80% of startups participating are really satisfied with IMPACT. Few positive results of IMPACT’s startups are:

In terms of Mentors IMPACT continuous to grow. Mentors committed to the first Open Call are: Steve Cadigan (ex VP LinkedIn), Mauro del Río (Buongiorno’s Founder), Inmaculada Martínez (London Business Cathalyst ambassador and CPO), Francois Derbaix (Indexa Capital and Ex Top Rural founder), Gustavo García Brusilovski (Klikin CEO and Buy VIP founder), Carina Szpilka (Partner at K Fund and Ex ING general Manager) or Didac Lee (F.C. Barcelona Advisory Board and Founder & CEO of Inspirit). Following are few mentor’s that belong to the second and third Open Call: Oscar Gallego (WW Direct at Hewlett Packard), Tony Raurich (EMEA Director at, Javier Rodriguez Zapatero (Managing Director Spain & Portugal at Google), Arnaldo Muñoz (Managing Director Spain & Portugal at Airbnb) or Iñigo Onieva (ex VP of NH Hotels)


IMPACT is one of the 16 projects supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union under FP7-2013-ICT-FI, to contribute to the promotion and early adoption of FIWARE technology, i.e. FIWARE generic enablers, specific enablers and/or domain specific platforms, by supporting projects focused on mobile technologies.

IMPACT is composed by Buongiorno, a world class Global Corporation in the mobile commerce ecosystem, ISDI, the world´s first “internet only” business school providing an internet business master’s degree integrated with a full start-up support ecosystem, Seaya Ventures, a venture capital company, and Teknologiudviking ApS, a consultancy firm specialized in funding and management of competitions.

About IMPACT Partners

Buongiorno Founded in 1999, Buongiorno is known as a world class leader in m-commerce for developing and managing payments and apps which enhance consumers’ satisfaction in the use of their mobile devices. Since July 2012, after a successful public offering acquisition, it now forms part of NTT DOCOMO, a Japan based global leader in mobile technologies and communications services.

With direct connection to more than 130 telecommunications operators in 25 countries and over 15 years’ experience in the mobile ecosystem, Buongiorno makes the mobile internet experience frictionless and exciting. Our mission is to delight digital users and create value in OverTheTop Services, Mobile Payments and Financial Services.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO Buongiorno shares the same vision of becoming a true smart life partner for all our customers. b-ventures is the accelerator of Buongiorno, created a year ago with a current portfolio of 10 start-ups.

ISDI (Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet), is the first business school specialized in the digital field in Spain and Mexico, created by renowned directors of the main Internet companies and known for having the most complete and distinguished training in digital business (MIB, PADIB, DiBex, InternetAcademi, MDA, DiTex, Digital Tourism, International Digital Business Seminar at RCC at Harvard).

Its mission is to develop and promote the digital ecosystem through training and advice from professionals, entrepreneurs and companies to accelerate the shift to a new and more competitive and efficient economic model.

Seaya Ventures. Seaya Ventures is a venture capital fund founded in Madrid in 2013. The firm invests in companies pertaining to the digital sector in its initial stages or growing in Spain & Mexico. The objective of Seaya is investing in innovative companies which require capital increase to grow and to convert itself into sector leaders. Beatriz González and Michael Kleindl are its founding partners.

Teknologiudviking. Danish Consulting firm specialized in identifying public funding for the research and development of advanced technology projects and to facilitate potential partners of the start-ups as well as research centers so that they can undertake its global expansion. Well-experienced in online management and monitoring of open call public processes.

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FIWARE FINODEX organizes an event for ICT entrepreneurs and companies

“Open data for European entrepreneurs” will take place the 2nd of March in Pamplona. The registration is already open.

The accelerator of ICT projects FIWARE FINODEX funded by the European Commission and lead by ZABALA Innovation Consulting has organized the following 2nd of March in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain) one of the stages of the FIWARE European Roadshow focused to entrepreneurs and start-ups from the ICT sector.

The event "Open data for European entrepreneurs" will introduce the FIWARE ecosystem to an expected audience of 150 people interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, Open Data and ICT. Registration is totally free and all the event will be fully hold in English. Interested professionals can register on Eventbrite.

Entrepreneurs from all over Europe will attend the event to present and share their opinions on the latest success stories of the start-ups making use of FIWARE technologies as well as their relationship with Open Data and entrepreneurship in Europe.

The conference will be opened by representatives of European, national, regional and local institutions. The first lecture of the day will be offered by Francisco Marín, managing director of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). He has maintained a strong commitment with the community involved in the ICT industry.

In addition, the Project Coordinator of FINODEX Miguel Garcia will present the evolution of the first world accelerator to support business projects using open data. Finodex has received 500 proposals to enter to the process of acceleration.

Alberto Abella will be in charge of a talk about on open data and entrepreneurship. He is the associate director of Brain Trust CS, and responsible for this organization to develop the Citizen Experience and Open Government and Open Data related initiatives. In the academic field, he is an associated teacher at the Rey Juan Carlos University, and has performed his doctorate on the economic impact of open data and open government, especially in the field of smart cities.

Talking about start-ups, there will be a presentation by some of the most successful ones like Linknovate, Xpressomics and Fruitwatcher (Geezar). These three companies have been the winners of the FINODEX first open call and have received up to €170,000 from European funds to launch their projects.

On the other hand, some of the representatives of the other 16 FIWARE accelerators funded by the European Commission will introduce the evolution of business acceleration programs and the future plans. A discussion panel moderated by Fernando Rico (ICT-LEIT Programme Committee National Delegate) will be organized with the participation of Ingrid Willems (CREATIFI), Nuno Varandas (SOUL-FI), Francisco Buján (FABULOUS) and Rasmus Pedersen (FINODEX).

Networking will also be a key aspect. During the conference face-to-face meetings among entrepreneurs and potential investors, customers, as well as cities that are involved in the field of Smart Cities, and that may be interested in the technological solutions proposed by participants, will be organised.

For more information:

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FINODEX is one of the 16 accelerators funded by the European Commission to support SMEs and entrepreneurs projects based on Open Data and FIWARE technologies. The main goal is create new ICT products and services to improve the sector’s competitiveness. FINODEX is led by the Spanish international company ZABALA Innovation Consulting and integrated by a consortium of six more European partners.

FINODEX has already selected more than one hundred innovative projects via two open calls launched in 2014 and 2015. Each project will obtain between 10,000 and 170,000 euros of equity-free funding. FINODEX is investing 4.64 million euros to support the selected projects.

Press Contact:
Susana Garayoa
Departamento de Comunicación
ZABALA Innovation Consulting
T (+34) 948 198000


“We’re Ready To Implement Our Tech”: 50+ Startups To Share Their City Solutions in Coimbra on Feb 2 & 3

Startup Accelerator SOUL-FI will host a two-day investment match-making event in Coimbra, Portugal on February 2 & 3 to introduce over 50 startups to potential investors and to cities looking to install and run pilot projects on transport, learning, energy, the environment and smart civic technologies.

The Portuguese-based accelerator SOUL-FI (Startups Optimising Urban Life with Future Internet) focuses on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working on smart cities, transport, social and learning and energy and environment projects. On February 2 and 3, 57 of SMEs in FIWARE community, including many who have received startup funding support, will meet in Coimbra, Centro of Portugal, to receive feedback on their progress to date, and to be matched with potential investors and cities looking to trial new smart cities projects.

“These startups are saying we are ready to implement our technology,” said FIWARE Chief Architect, Juanjo Hierro. Hierro leads the FIWARE open API platform which is the backbone technological infrastructure being used by many of the startups receiving funding under SOUL-FI. FIWARE provides a common set of open source tools so that the startups can more quickly develop and test their prototype solutions, and in future this platform will enable those same startups to scale more quickly across Europe and around the globe where FIWARE is fast becoming an industry standard for smart cities infrastructure.

The event will be held at the Pedro Nunes Institute on Feb 2, where the focus will be on providing mentoring and peer feedback amongst the startups attending. On Feb 3, the event moves to Pavilhão Centro de Portugal where it will be open to cities and investors looking to work with the startups. Municipalities across Portugal and Spain will describe their needs for pilot projects, and business angels and venture capitalists will have the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with the startups.

Some of the startups confirmed to attend include:
Wireless Sensing Power Network: a startup that harnesses ‘waste heat’ to power a wireless sensor network and enable the transmission of data
InSymbio: an emerging network that enables one company to sell its biowaste as a resource to other companies who need it
SmartLock: intelligent Internet of Things connected door lock manufacturer
FIRERISK: an application that aggregates data to help identify and prevent forest fire risks
Arianna: a personal navigation system designed to guide visually impaired people in public spaces and increase their independence
Improve Your City: a communication platform between citizens, city council and technicians and utilities.

“FIWARE community is coming to Coimbra!More than fifty-five FIWARE startups from all Europe said present to this challenging event. Now it’s time to listen to urban decisors and investors and show what European technologies can do to improve citizens quality of life.” Carlos Bento

Press are invited to attend or to book interview times with attending cities, investors and startups by registering at 

Twitter: – #FICoimbra 
SOUL-FI website:

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INCENSe awards 28 startups with up to 150,000 euros each in second open call

INCENSe (INternet Cleantech ENablers Spark), the business accelerator dedicated exclusively to clean technology and energy that is being supported by the European Commission’s FIWARE Accelerate programme, has selected the 28 winning startups of its second open call during a ceremony held today  at Enel’s headquarters in Rome.

The event saw the participation of Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policy Giuliano Poletti, Enel CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace, Innovation Adviser to the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Barberis, Member of the Permanent Advisory Board for the Innovation and Digital Agenda of the Italian Government Francesco Sacco and two representatives of the European Commission, the Director of the Institute for Energy and Transport DG JRC Giovanni De Santi and the Head of Sector for the FIWARE Programme DG CNCT Ragnar Bergstrom.

With INCENSe, Enel confirms once again its commitment to support innovation, entrepreneurship as well as social and economic growth,” said Enel CEO Francesco Starace. “The work that the winning startups will carry out throughout the acceleration period is aimed at developing players capable of creating effective solutions, as can be seen with the first call winners, some of which are working on joint projects with Enel.”

INCENSe is an initiative launched by Enel, Endesa, Accelerace and FundingBox that aims to encourage innovation and high-tech employment in the European energy and cleantech sector.

Below are the 28 winning startups:



Isotrol S.L.


Itestit S.L.


Nnergix Energy Management S.L.


Albufera Energy Storage S.L.


Aeroum Espana S.L.


Green Momit S.L.


Interfaces Hombre Maquina Avanzados S.L.


Big Data for Business Solutions S.L.


Ezzing Building Synergies S.L.


Archon Technologies Srl


Atooma Srl


Toi Srl


Midori Srl


Greenlab Engineering Srl


Leaf S.p.A.


Scuter Srl


Leapcraft ApS


Innogie ApS


Modio Computing SP


Nikolaos & Marinos Livanos O.E.


AugWind LTD


Tamuz Energy LTD


Noven BVBA


Fourdeg Oy


Ecoglobe GmbH


Ionseed Lda


Evreka Ltd


Aerial Power Limited

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Each  winner will receive a free grant of up to 150,000 euros without equity considerations and  support services offered by INCENSe partners. These services include a six-month acceleration programme, additional coaching sessions, tailored workshops on European funding programmes, and the business support provided by INCENSe partners and network. The startups also have the chance to collaborate with INCENSe partners in the development and testing of their projects.

In total, INCENSe, which has an overall budget of about 8 million euros funded by the European Commission, will offer its support up to 42 startups.

INCENSe’s second open call was launched in June 2015 and gathered 257 applications from Europe and Israel through the website The submissions, which came from SMEs and entrepreneurs, were classified under the following categories: Energy Efficiency & Home Automation, Renewable Energy, Renewable Forecasting Solutions, Smart Grids, Energy Storage, Advanced Diagnostic & Automation Solutions, e-Mobility, Cyber-Security and Digitalization of Energy through ICT.

The 14 startups selected in the first call concluded their acceleration programme in December and almost half of them are collaborating with INCENSe corporate partners to further develop their projects.

For further details on INCENSe:

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Currently   based in downtown   Porto.  Findster   will move part of its operations to San Francisco for the duration   of the program.   The Incubation process will begin in February and during the following 6 weeks Findster   will have exclusive access to mentorship   sessions with some of the most renowned specialists in retail, digital marketing and logistics in the world.

Findster's   selection represents HAX’s recognition tor the creation of a new technology, which differentiates itself from the competition and will establish a new paradigm in the location systems market segment, allowing their democratization. With over 70% of  Findster's  sales coming   from  the United  States,  the incubation on the 2016 edition   of the

HAX Boost  program represents a logic step In the Startup's path to entering   the US market "HAX  will allow Findster to reach  the US distribution  channels and retail  in a faster  and more  efficient  way , which  represents it pioneering step  for a Portuguese tech  product   destined to the consumer"  says David Barroso, CEO of Findster Technologies.


Findstor is the World's  first  location system  free of  monthly  fees, introducing a new paradigm in location tech, the system  allows real-time monitoring  and offers a preventive approach to missing cases; the user can create  virtual  security   fences,  and will  be immediately notified   the  design  security area is trespassed.

The new paradign introduced by Findster  was validated by one of  the most  successful Portuguese crowdfunding campaigns in a global  scale, raising  over  $120.000  with backers  from  52 different  countries. Taking advantage of the technological platform in question, Findster   Kids and Findster Pets were created, destined, respectively to children and pets.

Findster’s first version will reach the market In February. Production is currently being completed, and is taking place integrally In Portugal.


HAX is the World’s largest and most prolific   Hardware accelerator having brought   over 65 products to market in the last 3 years.

HAX provides two different   service types:  the Accelerator program, based in Shenzhen (China) provides integral help to companies in pre-launch   stage, from building   their   product,   to the launch and ship stages. The Boost program, based in San Francisco (USA) is destined to companies in a later stage of development, post-launch, and its goal is to optimize sales and distribution engines.

The HAX team is comprised of a broad range of specialists, including 12 full-time experts in different areas, 200 Hardware Startup founders and 50 mentors  and advisors.

HAX is 100% owned by SOSV, a $250M venture  capital  fund with  over  300  Startups included in its portfolio.



Empowering the Change Makers: FIWARE and OASC Host Connected Smart Cities Conference

Enabling change makers in cities to work with entrepreneurs and technologists, and to open up access to new investment is the goal of the Connected Smart Cities Conference, to be held in Brussels on January 21, 2016. The one-day conference, immediately following the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum, is being organized by the Connected Smart Cities Network and the OASC secretariat and Task Force, in collaboration with: European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), FIWARE, OrganiCity, SELECT for Cities, the European Commission, Committee of the Regions and EUROCITIES.

The event is aimed at both city and government representatives and the private sector and aims to encourage the emerging wave of social entrepreneurs and investors to partner with academics, NGOs, and government authorities to adopt emerging de-facto standards for smart cities like those integrated in the FIWARE platform.

Those interested in attending can register for free at:

FIWARE is an open platform of technologies available to developers through APIs and generic enablers that allow the creation of apps that combine sensor data, mobile devices, data systems, and legacy technologies so that a new generation of smart city applications can be built that focus on solving real problems facing cities around the world.

The Open and Agile Smart Cities Initiative (OASC) is a network of cities around the globe that are seeking to work collaboratively to enable a new generation of smart city technologies to emerge in a way that they can be easily standardized and shared across regions. 75 cities are currently participating from across Europe and the UK, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific.

“The Connected Smart Cities Conference will take participants through the full journey of civic technology and is an ideal event for those both new to smart cities looking to participate, and those who want to solve their current challenges by speaking and working with experts in the field,” said Juanjo Hierro, Chief Architect of FIWARE. “The day walks through the policy and business environment that will enable smart cities technologies to flourish, and then parallel sessions dig deep into our technology platform, current examples of success, opportunities for innovation and the emerging role of standards in helping us scale new initiatives.”

“This is also the ideal forum for investors, policy actors, startups and enterprise to forge new links and start collaborating on projects that will take off in 2016,” said Hierro.


40 emblematic establishments are now “made visible” to blind people in the city of Granada

Thanks to a mobile app, blind people will now receive valuable information regarding the establishment they wish to visit when they find themselves only a few metres away from it; a kind of “Trip Advisor for the blind”.

Renowned and touristy establishments such as the ice cream parlour Los Italianos, Chikito restaurant, Alhambra Palace Hotel, or the popular cake shop Casa Isa, famous for its piononos pastries, are only a few examples of the 40 establishments that are today “made visible” to all. They form part of the “The 40 essentials” programme with which the commercialisation of Outbarriers kicks off. 


“Restaurant, mind the step at the door. The bar is on the left. Toilets are on the right”. This is an example message of what a visually impaired person will hear as they get close to the establishment. They only need to have the free Outbarriers app installed on their mobiles to receive these enormously helpful guidelines. 

Outbarriers is a social project that was born in 2014 after winning the third prize at the Smart Society International Competition held in Seville. Since then, this prototype has become a real product thanks to the FI-C3 European start up accelerator programme, within the FIWARE European project framework that finances Outbarriers’ development and offers advice to its team of experts. 

This project is born from the friendship of Adrian Martinez and JM Robles, two IT engineers, with Antonio, who is blind since the age of 14. Antonio, who was always complaining about how little help and even less technology they had available to simply go out for a walk, challenged his friends to do something about it. From now on, Antonio and thousands of other people with severe sight problems enjoy this audible information in the heart of the city of Granada.  

The technology that makes all this possible is really quite simple. Each of the establishments need to install a small standalone device, similar to a bollard, at the entrance to their business. When the person gets close to the establishment, that person’s mobile detects the bollard that then reproduces the associated voice message. The bollard hardly needs any maintenance at all and its battery last for over two years.

The pioneering establishments that offer this innovative accessibility solution are located mainly in Granada’s historical centre. There is no doubt this provides the opportunity to make Granada a world reference of accessible tourism thanks to the added value delivered by the Outbarriers app. In addition, a collaboration agreement has recently been signed with the association Centro Comercial Abierto. This entity has over 300 members, so the “visible” establishments’ network will increase considerably. 

Make yourself visible
Outbarriers is not only an app for blind people; it also encourages and needs voluntary work. 

In our everyday lives, we encounter many obstacles on the streets: road works, holes in pavements, all sorts of architectural barriers, etc. Supportive citizens can contribute towards this cause informing about these barriers, in a very simple way, using the app. The obstacles are later revised and the competent authorities are informed about their whereabouts and nature. These critical spots, like for example some steep steps with no banister, can be signposted with a bollard that a business or person has previously donated.

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Call for Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects

The cross-cutting call 'Smart and Sustainable Cities' aims to bring cities, industry and citizens together. This will demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that will lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs. The scope will include the creation of urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, smart electro-mobility, smart tools and services, innovative nature-based solutions and showcasing economic viability.


FIWARE shows its compliance to integrate OneM2M-based IoT systems into its Data interoperability framework

9-11 December. Sophia-Antipolis (France).
Today, FIWARE and OneM2M teams are demonstrating its complementary approach at ETSI M2M Workshop featuring OneM2M.
 FIWARE Context Information model provides a Data interoperability framework so that Applications and services may easily consume information and/or trigger actions to various systems, including IoT systems such as OneM2M.


FIWARE provides the open standard backbone for 75 Smart Cities worldwide

BARCELONA, 25th November 2015.- Last week, at the Smart City Expo World Congress, the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative ( announced the third wave of cities adopting de-facto standards that will give a boost to the use of real-time open data and the creation of a sustainable marketplace in which smart cities can collaborate and share actionable plans, experience and technology to transform cities into engines of growth and well-being of citizens. OASC announced today the addition of 14 more cities since March, making a total of 75 cities in 13 European countries, Brazil and Australia, each committing to eventual, implemented outcomes within a year.


TM Forum and FIWARE Join Forces to Speed the Development of New Smart City Services

Collaboration delivers standard REST-based APIs for enabling open sustainable ecosystems

MORRISTOWN, NJ—November 19, 2015TM Forum, the global industry association for digital business, today announced that it is working with FIWARE, an open cloud-based platform for the creation and delivery of applications and services, to deliver the key building blocks for enabling and connecting Smart City ecosystems.

TM Forum is supporting FIWARE NGSI REST-based APIs for real-time access to contextual information for cities. This enables more efficient management of municipal services in areas such as mobility, water, waste, energy and environmental management, and also paves the way for the development of smart applications by third parties.


FIWARE Partnership with the NIST Global City Teams Challenge 2016 Program Now Official!

19th November 2015.- FIWARE is proud to announce that the FIWARE’s participation as a Partner in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s, NIST, Global City Teams Challenge 2016, GCTC 2016, program has been officially confirmed on the 12th November 2015 at the GCTC 2016 Kick-Off Workshop in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

As explained by Jacques Magen, responsible for FIWARE globalization activities (FIWARE Mundus Programme), “FIWARE and GCTC share common objectives in providing cities and their stakeholders with an environment and a program that can help them replicate Smart Cities solutions and services that are efficient and scalable through replicable, standards-based collaborative platforms. This also represents a great opportunity for the FIWARE community to expand its reach internationally and contribute to boost innovation for the development of Smart Cities’ applications and services all over the world”.


FIWARE and the European Data Portal announce their collaboration

FIWARE and the European Data Portal are proud to announce the beginning of a collaboration creating synergies between the two initiatives for even better serving users' needs. Data are the fuel of any smart services and open data in particular are a treasure trove for new services and applications. FIWARE is the European open service platform for building interoperable and smart Internet based services. With growing adoption comes growing demand for access to data. The new European Data Portal launched on 16 November 2015 is the major European data asset available free to use for anybody, with already around 250.000 datasets referenced through a harmonised and multilingual interface. Users are allowed to easily download data at the source or directly consume them through interactive visualization.  The collaboration with FIWARE will help bringing these data even closer to the fingertips of the growing open community of thousands of FIWARE developers, startups and new users in Europe and world-wide. In the future the two initiatives will jointly consider ways to harvest the trend towards more real-time open data by using the de-facto standard FIWARE NGSI.

This collaboration among two leading European ICT initiatives shows the interest of the public and private partnership supporting these and, our capacity to set standards and is clearly another step towards a European single digital market.


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Brookesia Design & Technologies, awarded with the ICT Clúster Awards

Brookesia Design and Technologies, one of the startups selected by SOUL-FI has recently received the Clúster ICT Awards award recognizing its work on ICT and new technologies. The awards were given in the framework of the LibreCon 2015, thus recognizing the work of the winners in the development of the productivity in Information Societies. Brookesia was one of the 5 winners, from a total of 34 projects that were receive, and it was selected as the best startup. Would you like to find more information about it? Just read this article and this article published in Galician newspapers.


Don’t miss the opportunity to discover about the FIWARE Regions initiative at ECFI3 next week in Hamburg!

The FIWARE Regions initiative, which is promoted by the FI-LINKS project as part of the FIWARE Mundus initiative, has been closely working with a number of European regions in order to promote the adoption of FIWARE as a mean to efficiently boost and sustain their local innovation ecosystems. The main goal is to support decision makers, i.e. local and regional authorities, innovation agencies, industry clusters, accelerators, incubators, etc. to mobilize their innovation ecosystem (SMEs, start-ups, web entrepreneurs) so as to develop new products, solutions, applications around FIWARE.


FIWARE and Esri announce a connector to help in the design and monitoring of the cities of the future

Esri España, a leading company in geographic information systems, together with the FIWARE open initiative, announces the revelation of a connector to improve decision making in IoT (Internet of Things).

FIWARE allows for managing and recording the information from IoT devices; and Esri, through its ArcGIS platform allows for processing advanced analysis and other geospatial functions.


ECFI -Keep pace with the future at the heart of the net!

From the 4th to the 7th of November 2015 the largest future lab on the entire Internet will be operating in Hamburg. The FIWARE – 3rd European Conference on the Future Internet – or ECFI ( for short – will put the historic Hanseatic city at the centre of European entrepreneurship. After a critical selection process involving over 1,000 financed projects in Europe, the 100 best start-ups with the most impressive prospects for success will be presented over a three day period, accompanied by a programme of events.


FIWARE networking session at ICT 2015

FIWARE Networking Session at ICT 2015 in Room 5A (20th October, 16:00-17:35).


Through the FIWARE Initiative, the European Commision has provided and important ecosystem where entrepreneurial newcomers to the European Research and Innovation Framework Programme can acquire the technology, funding and asssistance to develop innovative applications and services using the FIWARE framework and components.


FIWARE at the Smart City 360° Summit – 14,15 October in Toronto (Canada)

Through the active engagement of FIWARE in several international innovation initiatives, promoted within the context of the FIWARE Mundus programme, close contacts have been established in North America with various key players both in the USA and in Canada, so as to promote FIWARE worldwide.

Specific focus has been dedicated to explore concrete opportunities in the Smart Cities domain, which is a key vertical segment where FIWARE adoption has become increasingly relevant. In this context, as an important step forward, FIWARE has been invited to join the SmartCity 360° Summit, which is a world-wide event taking place simultaneously in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Toronto (Canada), during October 13-15, 2015.


FIWARE Partnering with the NIST Global City Teams Challenge 2016

FIWARE is partnering with the Global City Teams Challenge 2016 programme, GCTC2016, which is being organised under the lead of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIWARE and GCTC share common objectives to provide cities and their stakeholders with an environment and a programme that can help them replicate smart cities solutions and services that are efficient and scalable, as announced on 16 September by NIST.


IMPACT launches its third and last Open Call!

September, 15th 20152.2 Million to accelerate further 22 European FIWARE-based startups. IMPACT Accelerator launches today its third and last Open Call for innovative ideas and projects based on FIWARE technology related to the Mobile Internet. Start-ups and Web Entrepreneurs interested in the program can submit their projects up until October 15th through the Funding Box Platform: The most innovative and high-growth ventures will receive around 100,000 per project without equity consideration (split into €90,000 funding + €10,000 in services) and a 6-month specialized Mentoring & Training program.


Smart City App Hack (SCAH) and FIWARE launch their challenge for developers

150,000 € in prizes for the winners of the online competition launched by Smart City App Hack and FIWARE!

Smart City App Hack (SCAH) and FIWARE jointly launch an online competition that will distribute up to 150,000 € in prizes for developers anywhere in the world using FIWARE or those who desire to start using it.

This competition is a great opportunity for developers, entrepreneurs, companies and active citizens who have an app or a functional prototype and want to help boost their city as a Smart City.

Starting yesterday, 1st of September 2015, and until the 15th of October, the enrolment period opens worldwide for this online competition in which apps have to respond to one of the five challenges identified by SCAH to improve the citizens' lives: energy, mobility, collaboration, tourism and shopping.


FRACTALS Smart Urban Farming Challenge – The Call

FRACTALS just launched Smart Urban Farming Challenge, a challenge for SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups willing to use FIWARE technologies in order to deliver innovative solutions addressing the challenges in urban farming. In total 49,000 € will be awarded to the winning projects (both as travel reimbursement and money prize) in the scope of the ICT 2015 in Lisbon (20-22 October 2015), the largest ICT event organized by the European Commission. The focus of this challenge lays on smart urban farming solutions in a wider dimension. Don't miss the date and submit your idea until: September, 25th 2015, 17:00 CET!


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SOUL-FI is already receiving pilot projects for the “Round B” of its acceleration programme

The FIWARE accelerator SOUL-FI is already receiving pilot projects for its “Round B” before its deadline expires (30th of September). In this “Round B”, they offer:

  • Co-funding of 75% of project budget, with a maximum of a € 75.000,00 for incentive.
  • Benefiting from a wide range of free support services to speed up the development process (tutoring, mentoring, matchmaking and networking).
  • Accessing a pro-active, networked environment to get connected with investors, potential customers and stakeholders.
  • Negotiating eventual large-scale testing of the product through in situ pilots in different EU cities (Florence, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Valladolid and Birmingham) and access to specific typology of open data.
  • Identifying additional funding (investment readiness path, crowd-funding, fundraising support).

If you are an ICT developer and you have a good idea for a smarter urban life of EU citizens, about topics like quality of life, mobility, resource efficiency, tourism, cultural heritage, health and whatever can make citizens modern life easier, you can participate directly in “Round B”, without passing through “Round A”, to develop your idea in a project.

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IMPACT announces the winners of the second Open Call

Second IMPACT Open Call successfully completed: 23 additional startups have been selected to start in September the IMPACT Acceleration programme and will be receiving fundings for a total of 2,3 million Euros (100,000 Euros per Project articulated as 90,000 Euro in funding and 10,000 Euro in services to be implemented through a 6 month specialized mentoring and training programme).


Results of the Second Open Call of the FInish Accelerator

The long expected results of the Second Open Call of the FInish Accelerator are finally available. If you were not selected, we would like to encourage you to keep on working and to find other opportunities to develop your idea in collaboration with your business partner(s). The FInish accelerator is currently planning a special opportunity for all those that submitted a proposal but could not be funded by the Second Open Call. There will be a challenge for you during ECFI 3, the European Conference on the Future Internet, in November 2015. The five winners of this challenge will be able to realize their ideas as a smaller project. On the one hand, smaller project means a clearly lower budget but, on the other hand, the full support of the FInish Accelerator and the FIWARE community. We think this is a promising opportunity for you to get started with your idea and maybe to get some additional funds.


SIGFOX and FIWARE Announce Open-Source Connector For SIGFOX Internet of Things Network

Seamless Connector Allows Developers to Easily Connect Their SIGFOX ReadyTM IoT Devices to FIWARE Platform

SIGFOX, the pioneering provider of a global network dedicated to the Internet of Things, and FIWARE, announced a seamless connector between the FIWARE platform and SIGFOX ReadyTM devices

Compatible with the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) NGSI standard, this open-source connector allows developers to use all SIGFOX ReadyTM devices with FIWARE Internet of Things (IoT) software enablers to gather and process data. Through the open and standard API, the connector enables developers to create IoT apps easily and quickly, and FIWARE becomes a SIGFOX Ready™ IoT platform.


FIWARE will host new workshops in Washington D.C. on July 15th & 16th

Following our successful participation in the Global City Teams Challenge Exhibition and Workshop on June 1st and 2nd, FIWARE is organizing a new event in Washington D.C., on July 15th and 16th, 2015.

On Wednesday, July 15th, from 09.00am to 12.00am, we welcome city representatives, individuals and organisations working with and for cities, at the “FIWARE Cities Workshop”, where they will learn more about how cities can benefit from FIWARE. In addition, the “Open & Agile Smart Cities” initiative will be presented. This initiative already gathers more than 50 cities with a common goal: creating an open Smart City market based on the needs of cities and communities.


New FIWARE tutorials by IMPACT to help developers build their projects

IMPACT, one of the FIWARE accelerators, has recently updated its Youtube channel to launch its new FIWARE tutorials. Thanks to these videos, developers aiming to build a project with FIWARE will be able to start from scratch and learn all the details about FIWARE enablers or the FIWARE Lab. Since August 2014, IMPACT has periodically published these videos, which will soon be present on our webpage too.


More than 50 cities are now part of the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative

More than 25 new cities from 10 different countries have shown their interest to join the 2nd wave of the Open & Agile Smart Cities Initiative as the deadline to send their applications approached (last Friday, 5th of June 2015). Among them, we can find six Dutch cities from OASC NL –Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort and Enschede–, which sent their Letter of Intent on Thursday, 4th of June 2015.


FIWARE goes global! Four FIWARE teams will participate to the Global City Team Challenge Festival to be held in Washington DC (USA), 1-2 June 2015

Thanks to the first steps moved by FIWARE during the US Ignite Applications Summit in March 2015 and the various presentations and discussions that happened within this occasion, we are pleased to announce that four FIWARE-based deployed applications in smart cities will participate in the Global City Teams Challenge (, GCTC, on 1-2 June 2015. These activities are promoted and supported by the FIWARE Mundus programme (/mundus/), which aims to establish close connections and collaboration links with innovators worldwide to ensure broad adoption and uptake of FIWARE both in Europe and internationally.


The Netherlands opens its first FIWARE Lab node

The Netherlands has stated that it will soon have its first FIWARE Lab node. Five companies (Civity, Deloitte, Elba-Rec, Onetrail and Xcellent), supported by the Economic Board Utrecht, have announced this initiative, which makes the Netherlands walk in the footspets of European countries such as Germany, France, Italy and Spain (as well as non-European countries such as Mexico).


FICHe showcases 40 startups during eHealthWeek in Riga

From May 11 to 13 the FICHe project is joining the eHealthWeek event in Riga. Together with the 40 startups and SMEs that are selected for the second phase of the FICHe accelerator program, the FICHe project team is showcasing the results of the first part of the project.


SpeedUP! Europe FIWARE Accelerator: 93 percent of startups move beyond first milestone

Nine months to a viable business model: that’s all the time the 96 startup teams have with the support of the SpeedUP! Europe FIWARE Accelerator programme. It makes sense, then, to get feedback and make any corrections quickly. The startup mentors’ approach is one of ‘milestones against uncertainty’, with startup candidates pitching their projects briefly to an external panel of judges to show that they meet the requirements. What is their technology about? Are there already any prototypes? How will potential customers be involved in the process? Those who pass this test go through to the next round. “89 teams have managed it – that’s a fantastic success!” says programme director Stefan Stengel. 96 teams in all put themselves forward to make their pitch.


FIWARE based Electronic Health Record Enabler at Connectathon 2015

The eHealth Lab of the University of Cyprus (UCY) participated in the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) European Connectathon 2015 in Luxembourg, and tested and passed the IHE profiles implemented in the FI-STAR Electronic Health Record Enabler (EHR)

FI-STAR implements health related solutions based on the FIWARE enablers.


INCENSe awards 14 startups with up to 150,000 euros each

INCENSe (INternet Cleantech ENablers Spark), the business accelerator dedicated exclusively to clean technology and energy that is being supported by the European Commission’s FIWARE Accelerator Programme, has picked 14 startups from its first open call during an awards ceremony held on the 17th of April at the INCENSE coordinator Enel’s headquarters in Rome. INCENSe is an initiative launched by Enel, Endesa, Accelerace and FundingBox that aims to encourage innovation and high-tech employment in the European energy and cleantech sector.


2nd Wave Open & Agile Smart Cities announced

The process is now open for cities who want to join the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) global initiative as part of the 2nd wave. Deadline for signing Letter of Intent is Friday June 5, 2015, with subsequent public launch in mid-June.

Following the successful 1st wave of Open & Agile Smart Cities, where 31 cities from 7 countries in Europe and Brazil joined the effort to promote four simple mechanisms for smart city development, the OASC Task Force has held its first meeting and outlined the process for the 2nd wave.

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2nd Open Calls of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme: accelerators are already receiving business proposals

After the enormous success of the first FIWARE open calls, which gathered more than 300 selected projects (from a total of more than 3,000 proposals), a new round of calls has just been opened by FIWARE accelerators. The FIWARE Accelerator Programme is the result of a public-private partnership, co-funded by the European Commission. Thanks to it, a total amount of 80 million euros is being delivered among the most innovative and scalable business projects using FIWARE and making the most of the new digital opportunities.


The FIWARE Accelerator SpeedUP! Europe announces commercial OpenSource FIWARE node

SpeedUP! Europe FIWARE accelerator HUB to cooperate with DTS Systems Germany. Yesterday both companies signed, at the CeBIT 2015 event, an agreement to operate a FIWARE node from 1st June 2015, with test-running to begin over the next few days. This makes this node the first commercial one of its type designed for use in the productive environment of the European Initiative FutureInternet- PublicPrivatePartnership (FI-PPP), which has been setting new benchmarks since 2011 with FIWARE.


Cities from seven different countries boost FIWARE as standard for Smart Cities

Thirty-One municipalities from Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Brazil launch the ‘Open & Agile Smart Cities’ initiative, targeted to accelerate the adoption of common standards and principles that will transform cities into engines of growth and innovation.

Hannover, 16.03.2015. CeBIT is the place where one of the most important announcements about development of Smart Cities is to be made. The Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative, signed by 31 cities from Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Brazil, aims to kickstart the use of FIWARE standards to foster the development of Smart City applications and solutions. The commitment marks a milestone in the development of Smart Cities, boosting the transformation of cities into engines of growth and well-being through innovation. “The digital evolution of cities is a multifaceted process with a clear focus on the citizen”, says Mário Campolargo, Director "Net Futures" – DG CONNECT at European Commission. “We need to be prepared to take a holistic approach towards Smart Cities, involving IT technologies but also sociologists and architects for all-encompassing solutions”.


FIWARE Mundus brings FIWARE to the New World!

FIWARE Mundus (via the FI-LINKS CSA and the XIFI Project) is now bringing FIWARE to North America with exciting prospects. First a FIWARE Mundus delegation will attend a meeting in Toronto, Canada on 23 March. Several representatives from Canadian public authorities and research initiatives are looking at potentially using FIWARE in addition to a local Canadian platform as foundations for smart cities platforms -a large event is currently being prepared around those ideas for September 2015 in Toronto.



FIWARE hopes to become the de facto standard for the development of applications connected to the Internet of Things

• In the context of the Mobile World Congress, Telefónica I+D and the Korean operator KT have today announced a strategic partnership to promote the adoption of FIWARE technologies in order to accelerate the definition of standards in the development of applications connected to the Internet of Things.


TELEFONICA, ORANGE, ENGINEERING and ATOS join forces to push common standards for Smart Cities based on the FIWARE platform

Telefónica, Orange, Engineering and Atos have decided to join forces and announce that they will take the initiative towards creation of the FIWARE Open Source Community to foster and support the evolution of standards for Smart Cities and their spread worldwide. It is expected that the FIWARE Open Source Community will be fully operational at the end of Q2-2015.

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FIWARE Training – FIWARE Developers’ week

"FIWARE developers' week" has been designed to take place along a full week to initiate SMEs properly in the FIWARE ecosystem. The objective is to provide some initial high-level technical introduction to FIWARE with lab exercises, enabling developers to make hands on the technology and try coding. 


FINESCE at the E-world

From 10th to 12th of February, the FINESCE-team attended the “E-world energy & water” trade fair to present the opportunities of FIWARE technology for the energy sector and the new FINESCE platform for smart energy application development.


“Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society”, strengthening the European Information Society

Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA) in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and the public participation platform organizes international conference “Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society” taking place 18th-19th of February, 2015, Riga & Jelgava. The conference is financed by the Latvian state. The conference is included into official agenda of Presidency.



19 startups to get 100 000 EUR each from IMPACT

Startups selected within the IMPACT Accelerator 1st Open Call have just ended the FIWARE Training Programme held in Barcelona. Their next step is participating in a 6 month specialized mentoring programme organized by the EU accelerator IMPACT – whose members are Buongiorno (via its accelerator b-ventures), ISDI, Seaya Ventures and Teknologiudviking ApS (via its

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Net Futures 2015 FIWARE Challenge

Challenge for SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups that use FIWARE technologies. In Total € 75,000 will be awarded to the winning projects in the scope of the Net Futures 2015 conference. The focus of this challenge lays on perishable products and specifically food and flowers in a wider dimension.


FIWARE will announce in CeBit its proposal to develop Smart Cities globally

In CeBit 2015, FIWARE will announce its global bet to develop Smart Cities and publish the great results of the Accelerator Programme’s first open call. In January, 2,431 projects were received, being Germany the second country in participation (10 %), together with Spain (23.6 %), Italy (9,3 %) and Finland (4,5 %).

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FIWARE Hackathon at Campus Party Brazil

Show your talent to the world developing an app based on some of the core components of the FIWARE platform. FIWARE is the open source platform that is becoming the reference choice for developing “smart” applications on the Cloud. The best application participant will win a prize of R$ 20.000. Learn about FIWARE competing for an great prize! 


FIWARE among the global partners at 4YFN presentation

Barcelona, 26 January 2015. – 4Years From Now (4YFN), the international event for mobile startups presented by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona and GSMA, expects to double the number of entrepreneurs, startups and investors who participated in the first edition.


The FIWARE media and content specific enablers used at the “Transmusicales” festival in Rennes

At the occasion of the French “Rencontres Transmusicales” festival, in Rennes, December 3-7, FIcontent has showcased a special application to promote the capabilities of the FIWARE media and content specific enablers. 

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FIWARE Mundus at Le Web 2014

Le Web is one of the major international events gathering the world of start-ups and entrepreneurs. FIWARE was present at the 2014 edition from 9 to 11 March with a booth and a “mini conference”.

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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, broadcasted with FIWARE

A special broadcast for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, with FIWARE media and content specific enablers developed by FIcontent. At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, German broadcaster RBB organized a 25-hour media event on TV, radio and the Internet.