CreatiFI

CreatiFI introduces the FIWARE technologies to very large relevant communities of Creative Industries and web entrepreneurs. With a €4.8 million fund for SMEs, web entrepreneurs and ICT developers, it supports the development of new applications leveraging future internet technologies for the Creative Industries.

3 Open Calls have been planned to support creative industries in Europe. 59 applications have already received funding ranging from €10k to €50k to develop a prototype, of which 9 were selected for additional funding of up to €100k for commercial development and acceleration. Finally, a third call launched in March 2016 targets other creative SMEs and entrepreneurs willing to test and prototype new products/services.

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Winners of CreatiFI Open Call 2 gathered in Brussels

In addition to financial support, successful developers and entrepreneurs are provided with technical support, living lab validation to test applications and explore markets and gateways to further funding.

ENoLL supports this initiative by contributing to Living Lab validation to support the top selected companies in the final development of their applications. Moreover, ENoLL plays a part in building the Creative Ring, a community aiming to stimulate collaboration between cities, hubs and selected projects to carry out cross-hub, cross-country activities.

Read more here and contact paolo.aversano@enoll.org should you be an ENoLL member interested in this initiative. 

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LeeLuu, one of the creative products supported by CreatiFI