Startups Optimizing Urban Life with Future Internet (SOUL-FI for short) is one of 16 accelerator projects funded by the European Commission which will be awarding start-up funding through open calls to SMEs and web entrepreneurs who are developing innovative internet applications with FI-WARE technology, the open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services.



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The project’s mission is to enhance the development of FI to make cities smarter, more sustainable and more cohesive and thereby boost web entrepreneurship and citizen empowerment.  The SOUL-FI accelerator will focus specifically on business ideas that promote quality of life, mobility and resource efficiency (energy, water, materials and waste).  It is intended that the new products and/or services that are created take advantage of real time information, open data and crowd-sourced data.                                                                                                 


The project is structured around 2-round open calls, the first of which will be launched in September 2014. Round A will invite ignition/business plans for FI applications and services, offering €10,000 for up to 100 projects. Round B intends to fund the development of an app or service from the idea stage to a working prototype. Grants of up to €75,000 will be available for some 50 promising projects. There will be 3 cut-off dates for each round and 3 subsequent evaluation periods stretching into 2015.

Each of the 16 accelerator projects will also provide mentoring and coaching so each selected startup or web entrepreneur makes the most of FI-WARE technology and can achieve tangible success in their innovative Future Internet project/business. The ultimate ambition is accelerate the development of at least 1,300 businesses by 2016.

SOUL-FI is coordinated by TII member IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes, based in Coimbra (PT) – with TII as one of the partners. More info at It is intended to report regularly on the project’s progress on the TII blog so that members can promote the funding opportunities to their client companies.































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