The European Commission launched the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. €80 million will be awarded to SMEs, Startups and web-entrepreneurs using FIWARE Technologies. The FIWARE Accelerator is a network of European organisations which has already launched first calls for proposals earlier this month. The remaining calls will be presented in Munich on 17 and 18 September on the occasion of the European Conference on Future Internet.

Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda, says: “Many apps have already been built using the FIWARE programme – from warnings of earthquakes to preventing food waste to Smartaxi apps. I am happy to put into your hands today a new tool for SMEs and entrepreneurs. Use this innovative technology to develop Internet services faster and better”.

A series of large scale trials have been running in companies working in the energy, health, smart manufacturing, logistics, agriculture and creative industries to test the FIWARE technology building blocks in large-scale and real-life settings. Now this opportunity is opened to SMEs, startups and web entrepreneurs.

The FIWARE Accelerator will select, mentor and sponsor the most talented teams and business proposals building upon FIWARE technology. More than 1000 enterprises and app developers using FIWARE will benefit from funding up to 150.000 Euro.

For more information on the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, click here.