The iMinds team is currently catering to 21 companies and new projects that are developing FIWARE supported Future Internet products and prototypes. And the next round of FIWARE open calls is coming up...
A short recap: What is FIWARE?
FIWARE is a technology driven acceleration program, initiated by the European Commission to offer funding, business support and access to a wide European network of entrepreneurs, SMEs, developers and mentors. The goal is to generate economic impact and create jobs.
What makes it interesting to submit a project?
Selected startups & SMEs get up to €150k funding (equity free) to build internet & mobile apps powered by FIWARE technology.
Throughout the entire process, the iMinds team serves as the primary contact for local startups and SMEs participating in the program. Once selected, the iMinds team monitors and supports the project for the the duration of the program.
In addition to funding and technical support, selected projects receive training, coaching and mentoring that address their specific needs. We involve the projects in local and European events to ensure that they benefit from the international exposure attached to the FIWARE programme.
What and who are we looking for?
Startups and SMEs that build internet and mobile apps in the following domains:
- Food Supply Chain solutions - Transport, Logistics & Retail
- Connected Content - Care & Well being - Smart Cities
- 3D printing & Smart Manufacturing
- Creative & Cultural Industries
How can you apply?
Visit our website where you can find the links to the project's submission form.
Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria: team excellence, business model and use of FIWARE technology.
FIWARE is a great opportunity for innovative startups and SMEs, operating in the Health, Smart Cities, Media & Publishing, Gaming and other Creative Industries who're bringing their business to the next level.
In case of questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or join one of our open Q&A sessions.
We look forward working together!
Ingrid Willems - iMinds, Entrepreneur in Residence
Lies Boghaert - iMinds, FIWARE Marketing & Communication
Johnny Waterschoot - iMinds, FIWARE Project Portfolio Management