Startups Optimizing Urban Life with Future Internet (SOUL-FI) – a FIWARE Accelerator – a technology accelerator project funded by the European Commission under FP7. It is seeking to attract innovative ideas that use FIWARE technology, the innovative, open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services and to provide start-up funding for the most promising ones.


The objective is to develop applications and services in the area of smart cities and communities (in the areas of energy, mobility, environment, resources, tourism and quality of life) build upon the FIWARE technology, i.e. FIWARE generic enablers, specific enablers and/or domain specific platforms”.


We are seeking to promote the development of products and/or services that take advantage of real time information, open data and crowd-sourced data.

SOUL-FI is open for ideas that make the best of what the Internet of Things has to offer.


SOUL-FI Acceleration program has ?5 Million for Grant Awards. The grants will be divided in two Open Calls:

Round A – Ignition and Business Plan

This round corresponds to the development of a Business Plan for an innovative and business potential idea applying FI.

Duration: 3 months
Fund values: ?10.000
Open Call date: 02 September 2014
Evaluation deadlines: 31.10. 2014; 28.02. 2015 ; 26.06. 2015
Nr. of award companies: 100

Round B – Service/Application Development

By service/application it is intended, for the first a process, which runs in background and the second a program with which th e user interacts. The level of maturity expected for this service/application at the end of round B is a “pilot product version 1″ . This means a product, business oriented, but with a number of installations smaller than expected in next versions that will integrate improvements and feedback from the users.

Duration: 6 months
Fund values: up to ?75.000 (75% of ?100.000)
Open Call date: 02 September 2014
Evaluation deadlines: 28.02. 2015 ; 26.06. 2015 ; 16.10. 2015
Nr. of award companies: 50

Supporting documents for applicants:

- Round A and Round B Fact Sheets:
- SOUL-FI Regulations:
- Applicants Instructions:
- SOUL-FI Call Guidelines:


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