About SpeedUP! Europe

 What’s it all about?
We will help you to get your project started. Use our knowledge as an experienced accelerator. Deploy the open source FIWARE as an efficient tool for daily business, use a mentor’s expertise and benefit from financial support the EU grants you for a safe start.

Here’s what you get.
100 projects will be granted €50,000 each for software and equipment, travel expenses, rent of facilities and accommodation costs. An additional €20,000 can be requested during project implementation to bring in another project member at a later stage. This is a grant with no repayment, nor do you need to give away shares.

Approved projects will be supported by one of our nine European business support organisations involved in Speed UP! Europe, located in Hamburg, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Brussels.

Every project team will be appointed mentors and coaches for up to one year. You will be able to meet them at our facilities.

The project can aim to establish a new service or product within an already existing company.

Successfully evaluated projects may receive assistance to ramp up for further funding.

Have you got what it takes?
You should have relevant skills and talents or an idea for an innovative web based project. Just apply and we will try to find the project that matches your skills or set up a team that will help you implement your idea.


– Projects must be on clean tech,smart cities or agriculture.
– Projects should make use of FIWARE technology.
– Teams must have three to five members.
– Members must either work or be resident in a country that is part of the 7th Framework Programme*.
– Ideally, teams will provide technical and business skills.

Furthermore, ideas are evaluated according toteam quality, economical and societal impact and the innovative use of FIWARE.
* including EU countries, Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova

FI … What?
FIWARE is an innovative library, a platform and a framework developed by 25 leading European IT companies. It provides an open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services on a scale never before seen. The FIWARE library and API specifications are public and royalty-free, driven by the development of an open source reference implementation which accelerates the availability of products and services based on FIWARE technologies.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 7