In cooperation with the Net Futures 2015 event by the European Commission, FIWARE is launching a challenge for developers, SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups. In total €75,000 of prize money will be awarded to the winning projects.
The focus of this challenge is to develop innovative proposals for food related applications in a wider context and is open to the development of applications of any kind as long as their implementation is based on the FIWARE technology.
The organisation of this challenge is in the hands of FInish.
The process is divided into two stages.
The first stage or call for ideas invites participants to submit innovative ideas for applications that can be developed using the FIWARE technology.
Proposals (ca. 2 pages long) shall be submitted to the FInish accelerator until February, 16th 2015, using the following email address: [email protected]
In a second stage, 10 proposals will be selected by the Net Futures FIWARE Challenge coordination team until February, 25th 2015 and be invited to the conference. To cover at least the main part of the costs for traveling, accommodation and the tickets:
- each of the 10 selected proposals will get an initial prize of € 1,500 when joining us in Brussels.
Therefore, the selected teams can start developing in the end of February. They shall join us on March, 23rd and 24th 2015 in Brussels for coaching and a FIWARE workshop and can continue on March 25th at 09:00 in a dedicated space at Net Futures 2015 combined with coaching sessions and 1-to-1 collaboration with other FIWARE actors.
After finalising the applications at the Net Futures 2015 and preparing a presentation, the invited teams shall present their running software applications to a jury. The best five proposals will win a prize that is awarded at the final Net Futures 2015 plenary::
- First place € 25,000
- Second place: € 15,000
- Third place: € 10,000
- Fourth and fifth place each € 2,500
We reserved some additional € 5,000 to provide tickets to those that are not under the selected 10 best ideas, but would like to join the conference. In parallel to the challenge, we reserved some extra places enabling you to join the dedicated challenge space (i.e. first come first serve, as long as there are places) and talk to FIWARE experts to validate your idea and join the development session as well as bene-fit from planned coaching and networking potentials.