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Success cases from Soul FI standard

Case 1 Interview with David Pond of Muzeums, SOUL-FI Round B company based in London, UK ( Q1) How did you first hear about the SOUL-FI accelerator project? Did you, for example, already receive funding under Round A? I heard about SOUL-FI through where I went to try and find funding and acceleration for the startup idea I was developing.   Q2) What is the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of your product or service? Our USP is a SaaS solution for museums that manages their entire visitor experience, creating automatically personalized experiences on-the-go.   Q3) What are the more significant achievements that Round B funding has facilitated over the 6-month period? Over the grant period we developed the initial ...

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FRI starts acceleration program for Round B2 winners standard

On 21 February, the Foundation for Research and Innovation of the University of Florence hosted the kick-off session of the Italian projects awarded under SOUL-FI’s Round B2. All the participants presented, by means of a pitch, their business as well as their project which was selected under the call. Each of the participating companies received some € 75 000 to develop their “product ideas” which are based on themes such as mobility and transport, clouding, market place, monitoring flows in the city, reuse and new means of transport. The event offered an excellent opportunity for FRI to meet the company teams, for the companies to meet each other and to begin the acceleration program (tutoring, mentoring, coaching and matchmaking supported ...

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IPN brings together European start-ups with innovative ideas in the area of intelligent cities standard

54 European projects, 15 of which Portuguese, were presented to investors and municipalities. The event fi@Coimbra took place on 2- 3 February at the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN, Coimbra*Portugal). This initiative, aimed to present to investors and municipalities, had more than 50 European start-ups – 15 of which Portuguese, that came to share their innovative projects in the domain of intelligent cities and using FIWARE technology. The first day (2.Feb) was dedicated to training and coaching of the start-ups. The second day (3.Feb) was directed to the municipalities and investors. The welcome to all guests was made by Teresa Mendes – President of IPN, Manuel Machado – mayor of the Coimbra Municipality, Carlos Bento – SOULFI coordinator and Jesus Villasante – ...

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54 empresas europeias apresentam projetos inovadores na área das cidades inteligentes standard

Evento fi@Coimbra reúne investidores e mais de 50 startups europeias com ideias inovadoras para melhorar a vida urbana. São projetos capazes de tornar as cidades mais inteligentes, em áreas como a qualidade ambiental, a mobilidade urbana ou a proteção de pessoas e bens. Antecipamos aqui as propostas de quatro empresas portuguesas que vão estar presentes.       O fi@Coimbra é organizado no âmbito do programa europeu SOUL-FI, liderado pelo Instituto Pedro Nunes e financiado pela Comissão Europeia, que visa a concretização de projetos inovadores na área das cidades inteligentes e utilizando a tecnologia europeia FIWARE.   Esta iniciativa está integrada na Startup Europe Week, inciativa promovida pela Comissão Europeia que reúne mais de 200 cidades e 40 países.   O ...

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AEInnova’s Generate15 Experience standard

AEInnova’s team was expecting to spend the 13th of November as the days before, facing the challenges that any entrepreneurial initiative brings, especially in the R&D field. However everything changed when it was announced that AEInnova was one of the 15 Europ ean Energy Startups to be invited to the Generate 15 Semifinals in Groningen the 22nd and 23rd of November. The Generate 15 was the first Start-up Event promoted by the Energy Academy Europe and it was built as an acceleration program to support Energy Startups from all over Europe to build scalable and innovative businesses, faster than they would be able to do on their own. All the finalists then had to prepare for the Finals on 22nd and ...

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