The EuropeanPioneers accelerator programme aims to boost the development of digital SMEs and start-ups in Europe’s media sectors. The accelerator pursues this goal by providing EU funding to promising businesses and build upon the FIWARE technology, i.e. FIWARE generic enablers, specific enablers and/or domain specific platforms. The programme also provides participants with coaching and mentoring in cutting-edge business methodologies and access to strong venture capital and business networks.
The accelerator targets innovative projects in four media areas:
- Social Connected TV
- Pervasive Gaming
- Smart City Services
The programme is open to SMEs and start-ups throughout the EU and countries formally associated with the programme and lasts a total of 8 months for each selected project. Participants will be selected via three Open Calls, which close on 31st October 2014, 1st April 2015 and 4th September 2015 respectively.