The second SCIFI call consists of several challenges, set by the project partner cities, which prospective applicants are asked to address.
Apart from funding to support pilots, the selected startups, SMEs and companies will receive extensive support during the pilot phase of 6 months. Successful pilots also receive the opportunity for a full solution implementation by the SCIFI cities and/or its ecosystem (>40 cities).
More detailed information regarding the challenges can be found on: http://smartcityinnovation.eu
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work closely and directly with cities and city clusters to develop open data based solutions (pilots) to tackle key smart city issues. They receive funding and support for their data-centric Smart City solution, including:
Funding of up to €10,000 to support pilot, proof of concept, minimum viable product or other solution development goal;
Full solution implementation opportunity for successful pilots;
Co-creation of the solution and full access to and support from the relevant cities and stakeholders;
Six-month business accelerator powered by Faubourg Numerique, Agoria and Cambridge CleanTech;
Introduction to cities, investors and mentors;
Access to hardware and equipment such as sensors;
A range of data science, open data and business skills trainings;
Dissemination opportunities of your solution amongst peers and cities via SCIFI communication channels and events (in Belgium, The Netherlands and France);
Access to technology and datasets, as well as training and advice by SCIFI experts.