frontierCities is an acceleration program dedicated to supporting the development and deployment of smart cities applications and solutions for cities powered by Fiware. These cities have a number of issues in common: climate change, pollution, resource depletion, etc.. However, each European city is unique in terms of its cultural, social, economic and political factors.
These aspects are changing the consumption model of a city’s population. The needs and experiences of an European City citizens are the key to define a city as a Smart City. From these needs and experiences could deduce a variety of strategies to turn a city into a Smart City and therefore improve its citizen’s quality of life.
Some European Cities have made a great progress toward applying ICT solutions to mobility. And here, it is where frontierCities plays a important role.
Know the objectives of frontierCities
The overall objective of frontierCities is to bring the benefits of Fiware-enabled smart city applications to cities in order to enhance the quality of life of their residents. There are currently 45 cities using Fiware Technology. This program aims to grow this network of cities to reach more than 100 cities deploying more than 60 Fiware-enabled solutions.
The funds of this program come directly from European Project frontierCities and are therefore, funds owned by the European Commission, whose management has been given to the frontierCities consortium under the Horizon 2020. These funds amount to 1.6 M€ that will be divided into equal amounts between the two types of acceleration grants.
Two types of frontierCities Acceleration Grants
- frontierCities Market Acceleration Grants (MAG): is focused on on-going projects in the domain of Future Internet powered by Fiware technology, in the smart-cities sector. The project duration may not exceed the 10-month grant cycle. The MAG grants will provide funding in the range of 25,000€ to 75,000€.
- frontierCities FI-TECH Development and Acceleration Grants (FI-TECH): this will be targeting SMEs and Start-ups wishing to develop, pilot and commercialise Fiware-powered applications and solutions in the broader smart-cities domain and citizens’ services. This project may not exceed 18-month grant cycle. FI-TECH grants will provide between 40.000€ to 100.000€.
It is expected that between 18 and 52 projects will benefit from this program but it will depend on the number of applicants. In addition, the applicants will receive mentoring support to accelerate their market and commercialisation of their technological applications and services.
Sectors or Themes
This program calls will fund and prioritise Smart City proposals. However, there are suggested sub-categories that the applicants should take in consideration
- Internet of Things such as smart infrastructure, connected cars, cooperative systems, etc.;
- Green Mobility
- Security & Big Data
- Urban Logistics
- Collaborative Mobility
- Smart Mobility
Why is Fiware so important ?
Fiware is a innovative, open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services. It provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. This specifications of these APIs are public and royalty-free.
Like we said, this program want to to bring the benefits of Fiware-enabled smart city applications to cities in order to enhance the quality of life of their citizens.
Are you interested in implementing Fiware technology? Ask us!
In Secmotic Innovation, we have bet very strong from our beginnings to develop using this technology. We also have extensive experience both within national territory and abroad. In our company the development of Fiware means that we use to solve problems in a creative way.
On the other hand, we also advise companies on the advantages of integrating Fiware technology into their solutions. Our commitment to this technology is such that the entire staff of Secmotic belongs to the Fiware Foundation. In addition, Secmotic has become a Gold Partner this week!
Don’t miss this opportunity and take your company one step further with this program.