About us

European Pioneers

We are the Berlin-based accelerator programme that connects your team, your vision and your expertise with the power of the EU's Future Internet Public Private Partnership Programme (FI-PPP). Our mission is to foster ground-breaking business innovation in Europe.

We connect you with state-of-the-art web development enabling technologies of the EU's FIWARE Future Internet initiative.

You take full advantage of €50,000 – €250,000 of EU funding without giving up any company equity – and without time-consuming paperwork. We handle that part for you, so you can focus on your business.

On our 8-month programme, you develop wide-ranging business skills aligned with your needs through dedicated coaching and mentoring activities. You also benefit from the strong network of supporters, business experts and other startups involved in the FI-PPP programme. EuropeanPioneers helps you boost your business as far and as fast as possible.

EuropeanPioneers is one of 16 programmes across Europe fostering innovative businesses on the basis of breakthrough FIWARE Future Internet technologies over the next two years. The accelerator is led by Berlin-based startup builder etventure in partnership with technology expert partner Fraunhofer IAIS (Germany), ThoughtBox (Ireland), Weblify (Poland) and F-Secure (Finland).

About FIWARE and FICONTENT Technology


FIWARE is an innovative, open cloud-based infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services, at a scale not seen before. These APIs are public and royalty-free, driven by the development of an open source reference implementation which accelerates the availability of commercial products and services based on FIWARE technologies. More information at: http://www.fi-ware.org/  


FICONTENT is a specific component of FIWARE. Innovative SMEs and developers can build cutting-edge applications using FICONTENT open platforms in three main areas: social connected TV, smart city services and pervasive games. Each of the three FIcontent platforms offers a collection of Specific Enablers which come with a brief description, documentation, conditions of use and point of contact for technical or Terms & Conditions related queries. More information at: http://mediafi.org/