FIMAC - FIWARE Information

The FIMAC project has as main goal the Technological Acceleration and Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Madeira, the Azores or the Canaries.

FIMAC is a project funded by the Mac-2014-2020 program of the European Regional Development Fund (Interreg) and has, as partners: from the Autonomous Region of Madeira - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) ; from the Autonomous Region of the Azores - Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Câmara de Comércio e Indústria de Ponta Delgada; and from the Canary Islands - Associação Innovalia, Conselho Insular de La Palma, Fundação da Universidade de La Laguna.

The FIMAC project aims to support SMEs in the Macaronesia region in increasing their competitiveness, modernizing themselves, and "taking the leap" for internationalization using Future Internet Technologies made available by the European Commission through the FIWARE platform.

Under the Open Call of the FIMAC project, 16 SMEs will be selected to benefit from 60 hours of personalized strategic and technological consulting. These companies will have to develop a project during the year of 2018, with the support of FIWARE tools and specialists from the FIMAC consortium to create new business opportunities at an international level. The projects of these 16 companies will be evaluated in the first quarter of 2019 by an international jury and 4 will be selected which will receive, until the end of 2019, additional specialized training in internationalization, having in mind further expansion outside the islands, improvement of their commercial strategy, participation in R & D projects and international trade agreements.

In order to inform Macaronésia SMEs about potential technological and business opportunities, the FIMAC team at M-ITI provides this brief information repository regarding the architecture and Enablers made available for free by the FIWARE platform.

More information on the FIMAC project is available at FIMAC Website


The FIWARE Community is an independent open community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”.

The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the FIWARE platform) but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. As such, individuals and organizations committing relevant resources in FIWARE Lab activities or activities of the FIWARE Accelerator, FIWARE mundus or FIWARE iHubs programmes are also considered members of the FIWARE community.

Learn more about FIWARE

FIWARE Website

FIWARE Success Stories - Stories of the small and medium-sized enterprises that have been using the FIWARE enablers.

FIWARE Catalogue - The FIWARE platform provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. The specifications of these APIs are public and royalty-free. Besides, an open source reference implementation of each of the FIWARE components is publicly available so that multiple FIWARE providers can emerge faster in the market with a low-cost proposition.

FIWARE Academy - The FIWARE Academy is where you can find training courses, lessons and many other contents regarding FIWARE technology.

FIWARE Lab - FIWARE Lab is a non-commercial sandbox environment where innovation and experimentation based on FIWARE technologies take place. Entrepreneurs and individuals can test the technology as well as their applications on FIWARE Lab, exploiting Open Data published by cities and other organizations. FIWARE Lab is deployed over a geographically distributed network of federated nodes leveraging on a wide range of experimental infrastructures.

FIWARE Accelerator Programme - The FIWARE Acceleration Programme aims at promoting the take up of FIWARE technologies among solution integrators and application developers, with special focus on SMEs and start-ups. Linked to this program, the EU launched an ambitious campaign in September 2014 mobilizing 80M€ to support SMEs and entrepreneurs who will develop innovative applications based on FIWARE. Similar programmes may be defined in other regions.

FIWARE Mundos - Although it was born in Europe, FIWARE has been designed with a global ambition, so that benefits can spread to other regions. The FIWARE Mundus programme is designed to bring coverage to this effort engaging local ICT players and domain stakeholders, and eventually liaising with local governments in different parts of the world, including North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

FIWARE iHubs - Think globally but act locally is a distinguishing mark of the FIWARE ecosystem. The network of FIWARE iHubs will play a fundamental role in building the community of developers adopting and contributing to FIWARE, acting at local level. The FIWARE iHubs Programme aims at supporting the creation and the operations of iHubs nodes worldwide.