The EU-funded frontierCities project will distribute close to 4 million euros to web developers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups to develop smart mobility applications for cities across Europe.
The goal of frontierCities is to develop solutions or applications that will increase the quality of life of citizens across European cities by improving urban mobility. The project is part of the EU’s Future Internet Programme, which has a budget of 3.92 million euros to finance smart mobility apps using FIWARE technology. According to a post on Eltis.org, FIWARE is a new, open infrastructure for developers and users of internet services to create and deploy web-based services and applications.
Grants between 50,000 and 150,000 euros are available. Successful applicants will develop applications for specific cities and receive technical support, business development and mentoring, and assistance in commercialising their products. The cities will also provide the testing and deployment grounds for the application.
The application deadline has been extended to 16 February 2015. Over 100 proposals are open on the submission platform and at least 10 have already been submitted. frontierCities hopes to select between 25-75 proposals, depending on the applicants’ budget proposals.