Deadline: September 30, 2015 | Apply here
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Eligibility: EU/EEA-based startups
Funding: EUR 10,000 per project

Four CreatiFI hubs in Catalonia, Northern Italy, Flanders and Scandinavia are the central regions that dominate cultural and creative industries in Europe.

CreatiFI activities are managed through the key cities within the hubs (Barcelona, Brussels, Helsinki, Trento) enabling direct links to engage creative SMEs and web entrepreneurs in open calls.

CreatiFI Grant Program

Open Call 2 is open!
CreatiFI’s Open Call 2 is targeted for proposals for innovative services and applications with a high business impact in the creative industries.

CreatiFI funds 18 business ideas which are:

  • at a prototype stage
  • in creative industry
  • making use of FIWARE technology

CreatiFI is looking for web entrepreneurs and SMEs which have a working prototype in place and which are ready to develop their prototype into a market-ready product and bring it to market. The goal of is to accelerate the development into a commercial product and the usage of FIWARE technologies.

Entrepreneurs, micro companies, and SMEs are encouraged to submit the status of their current technological development and their project plan. At least 18 teams distributed throughout the hubs will be selected to proceed and rewarded with EUR 10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The Open call allows submissions from eligible entities.

The criteria and process for evaluation are explicitly formulated to give all participants equal chance and access to available funding. The submissions will consist of a proposal that includes:

  • a description of the current state of technological development of the prototype technology that will be commercially developed into a market-ready product;
  • a business plan describing current and/or potential clients and markets; and
  • a project plan outlining the main milestones to be reached during the development.

The Process

Participants are allowed to define budgets according to their needs up to EUR 100k, allowing for smaller budgets in case participants do not need the full 100k to reach the desired market-ready state of their product.

40 submissions will be invited to pitch their proposal to a panel of experts consisting of external experts and CreatiFI consortium members by CreatiFI local hubs.

Based on the submission and the pitch according to the criteria below, and depending on the call budget, a minimum of 18 winners will be selected with minimum 4 participants per hub.

The winning teams will receive 10% of their projected budget as an award for successfully completing this stage. Bootstrapped entrepreneurs will be able to use this money to partly fund their activities for the following months, ensuring they are able to make the decision to participate.

Here you can click directly here to submit the proposal but we recommend to read first text and documents below.

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