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Acceleration for Smart City projects: FrontierCities 2 MAG2 Open Call Launched!

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Dec 182017
 

The Powered by FIWARE accelerator frontierCities2 has launched a new call for proposals, targeting startups and SMEs in the Smart Cities sector.

EU-funded, under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, frontierCities 2 is offering up to €75,000 equity free funding for projects with already developed FIWARE-powered solutions and applications in the Smart Urban domain.

This second Open Call for Market Acceleration Grants (MAG2) was launched on 29th November 2017. The deadline for Applicants is due on 31st January 2018.

Created as a leap forward towards an even bigger market, frontierCities 2 puts together the success and the expertise gathered during the first accelerator programme. This top-level spinoff is built upon an exceptional geographical reach, including FIWARE technology deployment in cities all across Europe, and 28 SMEs and startups who developed and trialed 28 Smart Mobility solutions in 45+ urban environments across the continent.

Selected startups & SMEs will have the opportunity to receive tailored technical and commercial support to succeed in their Market take-up phase. They should meet the following requirements:

  1. MAG2 Grants are dedicated only to powered by FIWARE applications for the Smart Cities domain, already developed during earlier EU FI-PPP programmes (Phase 1 and 2) or during the FI-PPP Phase 3 – A16 acceleration programme.

  2. Applicants must be startups or SMEs established in a EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country.

  3. Applicants must prove that their powered by FIWARE Application has been piloted in real life environment, with a relevant number of users in collaboration with a city and/or corporate/industrial partner and/or other institutional entity and for a reasonable period of time (Simulations are not accepted).

If you, according to these Key Eligibility Criteria, qualify to take part in this open call, you can find the Application Form on FundingBox.

Have any questions you might want to ask before starting or completing your application? Don't hesitate to contact the accelerator at info@frontiercities2.eu, or visit the frontierCities 2 website.

Remember! All the applications must be submitted by Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 5 pm CET. Don’t miss this opportunity, and best of luck to all applicants!

Relive the Best Moments of the FIWARE Tech Summit 2017

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Dec 142017
 

Once again, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended the FIWARE Tech Summit! We can truly look back on a fantastic event: 2 days with 95 speakers and 21 exhibitors, as well as 415 attendees, attending various workshops, side events, tech sessions, vertical tracks and business sessions. 

Especially for the occasion, we have created a brand new video for you to relive all the BEST MOMENTS of the Summit. Head on over to Youtube to check it out, and don't forget to give it a thumbs up. 

The event might be over, but luckily we’re left with heaps of photos that perfectly capture its many highlightsAnd you know what they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words". Check out our special Photo Gallery to revisit the MANY memorable moments of the Summit. 

Wish you could have another look at all the wonderful presentations? Fear not. We’ve collected as many presentations as possible to allow you to go over all that was discussed during the event whenever you like. 

We can’t wait for our next FIWARE Global Summit on 8-9 May, so be sure to save the date! Thanks for your continuous support, and see you all in Porto, Portugal. 

 

Tech Leaders, Top Startups…and YOU! – Day Two Of The FIWARE Tech Summit!

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Nov 172017
 

Whether you’re a startup, a student, a developer, or simply an Open Source enthusiast: The FIWARE Tech Summit is truly an event dedicated to YOU!

DAY 2, the Startup Day, provides the perfect opportunity to network, and to share knowledge and experiences with fellow startups, entrepreneurs and corporates.

 

Listen as technology leaders share their vision on smart solutions in cities, agriculture and industry, as startups tell their success stories and as public officials reveal their plans for a digital future.

 

Meet and talk with:

  • Startups such as DelSuper, XapiX and OriginTrail

  • Accelerators such as Wayra, IMPACT Growth, FundingBox and FrontierCities2

  • Companies such as Atos, Santander and ADIF

  • Industry initiatives such as MADE Denmark, IDS and TM Forum

  • Representatives from the cities of Porto and Utrecht, from the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the European Commission

 

Have you bought your ticket? There’s no time like the present! For more information regarding TICKETS, the AGENDA, SPEAKERS, and HOTELS, visit the FIWARE Tech Summit website.

 

Learn How to Code, Hack, and Build Your Way To Success with FIWARE Tech

 Conference, Developers, events, FIWARE Foundation, SmartAgri, SmartCities  Comments Off on Learn How to Code, Hack, and Build Your Way To Success with FIWARE Tech
Nov 142017
 

The year might slowly be coming to a close but we’ve got ONE more FANTASTIC event lined up for you. I am, of course, talking about the FIWARE Tech Summit in Málaga from 28-29 November.

 

Techies, Developers, and Open Source enthusiasts rejoice, because DAY ONE of this event is dedicated solely to YOU, and YOU alone! During the Developers Day you will have the opportunity to learn how FIWARE technology can ease the development of YOUR smart application! We will provide documentation, hands-on experience, and open working styles to give you the possibility to be a standout FIWARE contributor and to hack your way to success.

 

Take part in a variety of useful and eye-opening tech workshops, such as

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics using Knowage
  • How to build your own IoT agent
  • Publishing Context Information as Right-time Open Data
  • Installing your first Context Broker in just 10 minutes (talkin’ about time efficiency)
  • Build real-time dashboards to monitor context

The afternoon will, in turn, be filled with interesting architecture case studies from the realms of Smart Cities, Smart Industry and Smart Agriculture aimed to inspire you, and to help you discover how FIWARE Tech can guide you towards your next success story.

 
For more information regarding TICKETS, the AGENDA, SPEAKERS, and great HOTEL discounts, visit the FIWARE Tech Summit website
 

The Final 6 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions Joining Us at the SCEWC 2017

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Nov 022017
 

After introducing the first 6 'Powered by FIWARE' Solutions to join FIWARE at the Smart City Expo World Congress from 14-16 November, it is time to introduce the final 6. We can't wait to share the FIWARE Stand B231 with these fantastic solutions. So, without further ado:

1. Situm The "GPS" for indoors. Zero infrastructure. Highest precision. Fastest deployment. 

2. e3tcity Develops wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) devices designed to work with IoT.

3. Ateknea (Bettair) Air City Monitoring Platform (A2CM) – valuable and accurate air measurements from low-cost gas sensors.

4. TeamDev (WiseTown) An innovative solution for Smart Cities to gather, aggregate, and interpret information from different, heterogeneous streams.

5. FiCodes (Opplafy) Opplafy fosters the creation of an Economy of Data with a set of components for Data Monetization and Visualization.

6. OptionsNet (SaMMY) Smart app in the world of yachting marinas, aspiring to be the ultimate travel companion for yachters, skippers and marina administrators.

Continue to watch this space for more information regarding our attendance at the event, speaker sessions, and the ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions that will be joining us at the SCEWC.

The First 6 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions Joining FIWARE at the SCEWC

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Nov 012017
 

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 14-16 November we’ll be joined by 12 fantastic ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions solving city challenges. Allow us to introduce you to the first 6 who will be showcasing their solutions at the FIWARE Stand B231!

 

1. Telefónica / Geographica (Urbo) – Urbo is a Smart City frontend environment that enables the creation of location-intelligence enriched urban services dashboards for FIWARE based city platforms.

2. Wellness Telecom – From their Smart Cities & Wellness solutions IoT concept, Wellness Telecom has been conducting work in the fields of energy efficiency, the environment and mobility with more than 5,000 devices operating in 120 spanish cities.

3. YerbaBuena VR – Next generation real-time 360 live streaming distribution platform for Virtual Reality.

4. Ubiwhere  Embraces interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what it does to create smart solutions for smart cities.

5. Accelogress (Save-a-Space)  Smart solution for parking operators.

6. HOP Ubiquitous – Creates innovative cities with the goal of improving the quality of life thanks to the customized design and deployment of Smart POIs, through the activation of citizen co-creation processes, tourism experience management, city monitoring and intelligent systems integration.

Continue to watch this space for more information regarding our attendance at the event, speaker sessions, and the ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions that will be joining us at the SCEWC.

 

Help NYC and Barcelona Enhance Mobility for the Low Vision Community

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Oct 262017
 

 

New York City and Barcelona have joined forces to launch a joint call for innovative solutions, challenging YOU, the global technology community, to improve safety at intersections for blind and low-vision pedestrians.

 

Whether it's a smartphone application, a wearable device, or another technology solution that can help citizens with vision loss; if you can think of creative, innovative ways to leverage personal devices, location-aware technologies, and data sources ranging from NYC Open Data and Barcelona Open Data to signal timings, then this challenge will be right up your alley.

 

Interested? APPLY NOW and submit your applications before November 2, 2017 to get involved and to work towards ‘a city for all’. This could be a great opportunity for you to gain visibility and to show the strength of your projects, as well as FIWARE tech, when applied to mobility, accessibility and inclusion in Smart Cities. Winners will be eligible for funding from the selecting city to pilot their solution.

Apply Now To IMPACT Connected Car For Up To €60k Equity Free

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Oct 252017
 

Earlier this month, IMPACT Connected Car, a fantastic new acceleration program led by FundingBox and ISDI, and partnered by FIWARE, launched its first open call. And let me tell you, there’s an exciting amount of funding to be distributed. 2.1 million to be exact, and it’s equity free!

 

Over the next five years, the connected car is expected to disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem, as well as the customer market. IMPACT Connected Car aims to help SMEs and startups (that’s YOU!) to take advantage of this business opportunity.

 

But that’s not all. If selected, you’ll get the chance to learn from experts in business, technology, corporations, and funding. Lastly, startups will also have access to up to €60,000 per startup, equity free, in grants and up to €50,000 per startup equity free! Need we say more?

 

The current open call will be receiving applications from connected car startups and SMEs until January 10th, 2018 so be sure to APPLY as soon as possible!