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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

fC2 Market Acceleration Grants


EUR 25,000 to EUR 75,000


About the Grant

The Market Acceleration Grants (MAG) aim to support SMEs and start-ups implementing research results of completed or ongoing projects in the domain of Future Internet powered by FIWARE technology in the Smart Cities sector.

MAG Grants are dedicated only to FIWARE-powered applications/solutions relating, in the broader sense, to the Smart Cities domain, already developed during earlier EU FI-PPP programmes (Phase 1 and 2) or during the FI-PPP Phase 3 - A16 acceleration programme

MAG Key Elibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be SMEs or a start-ups established in a EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country.

  •  Applicants must prove they had already executed a FIWARE app pilot/deployment with a relevant number of users in collaboration with a city and/or corporate partner and/or University and/or other institutional entity.

  • The solution must be FIWARE-powered! Learn more about FIWARE.

MAG Application Process

Once the MAG Call is launched, the Applicants will be required to present their business model and go-to-market strategy in order to show how they will secure significant market uptake from the MAG grant and bring leverage factors, such as upfront co-funding contribution (finance and/or in-kind) and follow-on third party financing leverage, or the potential and ambition to do so.

fC2 Development & Acceleration Grants


EUR 40,000 to EUR 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 last-mile deliveries, etc.)

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

FI-TECH Key Eligibility Criteria

FI-TECH Application Process

Applicants will be required to providence evidence of their understanding of the FIWARE technology (name and number of Generic Enablers -GEs- foreseen in the application architecture, as well as eventual intention to develop new FIWARE Specific Enablers -SEs-). Applicants will also have to provide evidence of skills and capacity of the Team developing the app/solutions.

Applicants will also be required to provide details on their initial market uptake and business model, including a 'Letter of Support' from a city, University or other institutional entity, in which they state their availability to host a trial/pilot of the application during the grant-cycle commercialisation phase.

If you have further questions about the MAG or FI-TECH calls, please contact our Helpdesk at the Contact page.