FiWare – Open APIs for open minds. FiWare is a suite of enterprise grade, open cloud, big data crunching tools built with significant investment by the EU Future Internet Public Private Partnership. Last week saw the grand opening of the FiWare Accelerator Programme, €80M of support – direct funding, mentoring and networking – for SMEs with great internet-based business ideas. Based on Generic Enablers there are 16 specific accelerators targeting Smart Cities, eHealth, Transport, Energy & Environment, Agrifood, Media & Content, Manufacturing & Logistics and Social & Learning.
Typically €150k is available for great business ideas, applications are open until the middle of November (some a little later than that). Check it out now to avoid disappointment! Further details and online application can be found here.