Test bench for innovative apps and services

The city as a data channel


Next generation apps & services for Smart Cities

Test your innovative apps and services with real users throughout Europe!

You wish to get feedbacks from users in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Roma or Paris? Cap Digital Paris Region Cluster, InstitutTelecom and Bearstech will support you during 6 months for FREE in doing technical test (stress-tests, architecture consulting, system administration, hosting, etc…) and get real and formalized feedbacks on your solution from 60 users selected according to your own needs.

This call is open to all SMEs that:

  • Have already developed an innovative app or service
  • Need to fine-tune their app or service on the latest networks (possibility of FTTH bandwidth)
  • Aim at exploring new markets and usages in Europe for internationalizing their app or service


All participating projects to the Challenge will receive feedback from a group of experts.

The winner of the Fiber to the home Challenge will get:

  • 60 beta-testers from 2 or 3 European cities
  • 5 days of international experts assistance for technical tests
  • hosting during the experimentation period


15.09.2012Deadline for Project Submissions (NEW DEADLINE!!)
February to July  2012Acceptance Phase, Selection of 10 innovative apps or services
Nov.2012Winner presentation during the Smart City Expo 2012 in BCN

Cap Digital Paris Region is the French business cluster for digital content and services in the Paris Region. It gathers over 700 members, most of them SMEs, but also academic institutions and big companies. Cap Digital is the leader of the challenge and is in charge of the international relationships with the European partners.

The Institut Telecom  is an academic institution gathering 7 French High Schools for ICT, doing training in excellence for engineers and managers. The Institut Telecom is particularly keen to disseminate scientific, technological and economic knowledge and support business start-ups.

The Institut Telecom is in charge of the betatestsand FTTX observatory on the platform.

Bearstech is a free software and hosting company based in Paris. Bearstechis in charge of the technical tests on the platform
Institut Telecom
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems
Dot Open
Cap Digital
Waag Society
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Provincia Di Roma