Funds up to $100K per founder
Takes 0% equity
Markets B2B/Enterprise Internet of Things Smart Cities Smart Environment
Invests in Europe
Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH)
EUR 40,000 to 100,000

About the Grant:
The Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH) aim to support SMEs and Start-ups wishing to develop and pilot FIWARE-powered apps/solutions in the broader smart-cities area domain and citizens’ services (e.g. solutions with a low carbon or environmental benefit, city-related tourism, logistics and end-point delivery, etc.)

FI-TECH Grants are dedicated to SMEs and start-ups developing new FIWARE-powered applications/solutions enhancing the life of EU citizens or developing FIWARE-powered complementary applications/solutions to existing FIWARE Smart Cities solutions that have been supported by the FIWARE Phase 3 Accelerators.

Key Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants should be SMEs or start-ups established in a EU Member State or H2020 associated Country.
(what is an SMEs? link) (What are H2020 associated countries? link)

- The solution should be FIWARE-powered! (about FIWARE: link)

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Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH)
EUR 40,000 to 100,000

About the Grant:
The Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH) aim to support SMEs and Start-ups wishing to develop and pilot FIWARE-powered apps/solutions in the broader smart-cities area domain and citizens’ services (e.g. solutions with a low carbon or environmental benefit, city-related tourism, logistics and end-point delivery, etc.)

FI-TECH Grants are dedicated to SMEs and start-ups developing new FIWARE-powered applications/solutions enhancing the life of EU citizens or developing FIWARE-powered complementary applications/solutions to existing FIWARE Smart Cities solutions that have been supported by the FIWARE Phase 3 Accelerators.

Key Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants should be SMEs or start-ups established in a EU Member State or H2020 associated Country.
(what is an SMEs? link) (What are H2020 associated countries? link)

- The solution should be FIWARE-powered! (about FIWARE: link)

About the Application process:
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their understanding of the FIWARE technology (name and number of GEs foreseen in the application architecture, as well as eventual intention to develop new FIWARE SEs). Applicants will also have to provide evidence of skills and capacity of the Team developing the application/solution.

Applicants will also be required to provide details on their initial market-uptake and business model, including providing a “letter of intent” stating the availability of a city and/or local authority and/or corporate technical partner and/or University or other institutional entity, to engage in the trial/pilot of the application during the Grant cycle commercialization phase.
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