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Fi Ware Hackathon by Impact, Soul FI present!!! image

On Friday April the 10th and Saturday the 11 th, a Fi Ware Hackathon was held in Florence. The event was organized by Impact, one of the 16 accelerator selected by European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. It consisted in a 24 hours workshop and coding activities for the participants, in order to transform their ideas into tangible, innovative projects utilizing FIWARE technologies. The event involved developers, marketing managers and design, all active contributors for the entire event, who got organized in teams. The marketing manager was responsible for marketing analysis and the preparation of the business plan, the IT person developed the prototype utilizing FIWARE technology, integrating the designer’s graphical interface and user experience design. Each project was ...

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 Start acceleration program to support developers! Something about Portuguese experience:   On January the 22nd, IPN hosted the kick-off session of the 13 Portuguese projects approved in project SOUL-FI’s first call. These 13 projects are a result of the first Round A cut-off date, in which a grand total of 49 projects were awarded across Europe. They are going to be granted 10.000€ for the development and validation of their projects’ business model by implementation of a proof of concept, as well as specialized tutoring provided by a dedicated SOUL-FI team member. Through the session each of the teams had the opportunity of presenting their project to the other participants, and get to know IPN’s SOUL-FI team, which will guide them ...

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  On February the 21st, in Florence city center, the Food-Firenze Open Data Day took place, within the framework of the Italian Open Data day events. It’s been a very important appointment, attended by the Municipality of Florence, Tuscany Region, some Universities and the ICT companies belonging to the territory. The audience included also citizens, students and entrepreneurs related to the regional and national ICT environment. The open data topic was presented and discussed, in particular how to manage the open data and the already existing experiences of open data use and relates Apps. Soul-Fi was present and presented within the workshop: “The European Commission and Open Data: Fi Ware and the opportunities for Tuscany SMEs”.         ...

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New data from SOUL-FI on Round A2 – SOUL-FI Round A Applicants: a statistical snapshot standard

(article by Maria and Christine) SOUL-FI held an open call for projects from 1 September 2014 to 31 March 2015 with two cut-off dates on 31 October 2014 (round A1) and 31 March 2015 (Round A2). In total, 341 applications were commenced under Round A1 and another 544 started under Round A2. Out of this total of 885 commenced applications, 405 of them were finalized and submitted before the respective deadline. The SOUL-FI applicants come from 28 different European countries, with the majority coming from southern Europe –  from Spain, Portugal, and Italy.       Of the 405 applicants, some 77% are SMEs, and 23% are web-entrepreneurs, with a similar balance between Rounds A1 and A2. When we look ...

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Next Soul-Fi accelerator deadline- ROUND B: 30/09/2015 standard

Next Soul-Fi accelerator deadline- ROUND B: 30/09/2015   The next and last “Round B” deadline, for web entrepreneurs committed to develop a pilot project, is provided for September the 30th. We remind that “Round B” offer: Co-funding of 75% of project budget, with a maximum of a € 75.000,00 for incentive. Benefiting from a wide range of free support services to speed up the development process (tutoring, mentoring, matchmaking and networking). Accessing a pro-active, networked environment to get connected with investors, potential customers and stakeholders. Negotiating eventual large-scale testing of the product through in situ pilots in different EU cities (Florence, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Valladolid and Birmingham) and access to specific typology of open data. Identifying additional funding (investment readiness path, ...

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