Date: 10/10/2014 (09:30-11:00)
FIWARE is "open" for business! €80 million on offer for start-ups and small business
Are you a startup or small business with a bright idea for a new app or service? Want to get your hands on the tools to make that a reality – or the chance for a share of €80 million to get you started? If so, we have a great opportunity for you!
Whether it's smart cities or the internet of things – there are many great innovative ideas and apps out there. But many of them rely on the same "generic" enablers, basic building blocks from which you can create great things.
And this is where we can help. FIWARE is a "toolbox" making all those building blocks available to use and innovate with, open, fast, reusable, and reliable. Without the risk of getting "locked in" or dependent on one supplier.
So you don't have to worry about fixing basic problems that others have already solved, but can focus on developing the specific of your bright idea. And you can try all these out at the "FI-Lab". (All part of our Public-Private Partnership on the Future Internet—and of our commitment to helping EU entrepreneurs startup in Europe, and stay in Europe).
Many apps have already been built using these tools – from warning about earthquakes to helping taxi drivers. But we know the building blocks are not enough – you need the resources to help you see your idea through. FIWARE also offers business support, mentoring and the chance to network and share with your peers. And from September there will be €80 million of EU money available for around 1300 small businesses and web entrepreneurs using those FIWARE tools. That money won't come direct from the EU: but via those best able to understand and support startup needs – accelerators. The full list of the 16 accelerators is here—and each can choose to have a different focus.
Come to meet the accelerators!
9:30 - 9:45 FIWARE Acceleration Programme– Apply to 16 accelerators with 80 mill euros funding. M. Concepcion Anton Garcia, European Commission
9:45 - 10:00 FIWARE technologies. Nuria de la Lama, ATOS
10:00 - 10:08 Open Data Accelerator. Miguel Garcia, Zabala consulting
10:09 - 10:16 Smart Cities Accelerator. Nuno Varandas, Instituto Pedro Nunes
10:17 - 10:25 Internet Mobile Content Accelerator: Simona Torre, Buongiorno Spa
10.26 - 10.33 Energy Accelerator. Adrian Ferrero / Luciano Tommasi, Enel
10.34 – 10.42 AgriFood Accelerator. Grigoris Chatzikostas, BioSense Center
10.43 – 10.50 Manufacturing Accelerator. Francisco Burjan, Carsa
10.50- 11.00 Questions & Answers Web entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to accelerators to be follow-up at the end of the session
11.00 onwards: there will be 6 tables outside the room to meet the accelerators. The web entrepreneurs / start-ups and SMEs will have the chance to discuss further with the accelerators and the FIWARE representative
Coordinator: Maria Concepcion ANTON GARCIA (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Spain)
Village: Net Futures
Related booth: FIWARE accelerator programme
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