About us

SOUL FI is a FIWARE accelerator aimed at selecting, funds and accelerate SMEs and web Entrepreneurs who developed innovative web-based solutions for smarter urban life of Europe’s citizens.

Our mission is to enhance the development of Future Internet to help make cities smarter, more sustainable and more cohesive.

Open Calls

Innovation Vouchers – Open Call

The Innovation Voucher initiative aims to help Round B Companies to be market-ready by subcontracting consultancy services

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Micro-Grants – Open Call

The Micro-Grants initiative aims to support Round B companies to attend crucial events for its growth path

State: ClosedKnow more

Our acceleration path

We provided over 5 million euro of  start up funding (via open calls) and targeted  support services to bring novel product/services (web based apps and services) to market. Two acceleration paths were developed:

Round A  – Ignition and Business plan

Aimed at supporting the translation of novel concepts (new apps and services) into a proven business proposition via:

  • A lump sum of 10.000 to prove the concept for an overall investment of 1 million euro
  • Access to a pro-active, networked environment to get connected with investors, potential customers and other  relevant stakeholders
  • A wide range of support services to speed up the development stage process (tutoring, training, matchmaking)
  • An opportunity to access a second level of funding to receive additional resources (up to €75.000 and mentoring support) to translate the innovative idea into a pilot product
Round B – Service/application development

Designed for the deployment of innovative ideas (new apps and services) into a pilot product backed by a robust and investor- ready business model via:

  • Up to €75 000 grant (co-funding rate 75%) to develop a pilot product (TRL6) and a robust business model
  • A tailor-made acceleration programme which will offer the successful applicants opportunities for: o testing of the product through in situ pilots across Europe o Benefiting from a wide range of free support services to speed up the development process (business and technical support through tutoring, mentoring, matchmaking and networking - also with other national and European acceleration programmes) o Accessing a pro-active, networked environment to get connected with investors, potential customers and relevant stakeholders o Identifying additional funding and provide support on how to get it (investment readiness path, crowd-funding, fundraising support)

Facts and figures

Round A1
49 182 received Applications Selected
Companies Domains
  • Mobility

    22 %

  • Quality of Life

    16 %

  • Environment

    14 %

Round A2
51 215 received Applications Selected
Companies Domains
  • Mobility

    33 %

  • Quality of Life

    25 %

  • Tourism

    16 %

Round B1
49 109 received Applications Selected
Companies Domains
  • Mobility

    17 %

  • Quality of Life

    14 %

  • Energy

    14 %

Round B2
18 205 applications received Applications Selected
Companies Domains
  • Mobility

    39 %

  • Quality of Life

    11 %

  • Environment

    6 %

Team

We are a consortium of experienced partners, including incubators, crowd-funding platforms,innovation networks and agencies and research centres.

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Partners

Instituto Pedro Nunes
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Delft University of Technology
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Agencia de Innovación, Financiación e Internacionalización Empresarial
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Fondazione per la Ricerca e L’innovazione
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Technology Innovation International
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Mymicroinvest
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