FIWARE Accelerator Programme – The Programme

The goal of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme is to help entrepreneurs capture the opportunities coming from a new wave of digitalisation in multiple sectors. This will be achieved by creating a sustainable global open innovation ecosystem where entrepreneurs, domain stakeholders and technology providers fulfil their needs.

There are 80 million euro’s waiting for SME’s and startups eager to materialise their ideas. The time is now! Read more

At the recent FIWARE Accelerator Event in Birmingham, UK, we spoke to Ragnar Bergstrom (Head oector, DG CONNECT, European Commission) to get his views on this fantastic news for FI-STAR and the FI-PPP programme.

FI-STAR Electronic Health Record Specific Enabler EHR-SE at Connectathon 2015: Passed the IHE Interoperability Profiles Testing

The eHealth Lab of the University of Cyprus (UCY) participated in the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) European Connectathon 2015 in Luxembourg, and tested and passed the IHE profiles implemented in the FI-STAR Electronic Health Record Specific Enabler (EHR – SE).  Read more

High EU Commissioner for Digital Economy Günther Öttinger visits the FI-STAR Exhibition Stand at the NetFutures 2015 Conference Brussels, 25.03.2015

After officially opening the Conference on the 25.03.2015 at the Egg Conference Center in Brussels, the High EU Commissioner visited the exhibition and took time to receive a detailed briefing on the progress of FI-STAR with a focus on the uptake of the FI-STAR technology by industrial stakeholders. At the end of his visit, the high Commissioner thanked the FI-STAR Management A. Gavras, S. Covaci and J. Turpie for their dedication and asked DG CNECT Director M. Campolargo to personally inform him of the projects' evolution.

(from left to right: Dr. Stefan Covaci, Technical Director FI-STAR, Anastasius Gavras, Project Coordinator FI-STAR, Commissioner Günther Oettinger Digital Economy & Society

Access to FI-STAR enablers

The FI-STAR Catalogue, is the place to get the FI-STAR health sector Enablers that are powered by FIWARE. We hope you find some very useful functionality for your product and application development. FI-STAR catalogue
Access is granted, to the FI-STAR enablers, for the following community:

  • FI-PPP partners and Phase 3 accelerators projects
  • SMEs and Web entrepeneurs selected by the accelerator projects. In this case, it is expect the mail to the Catalogue Administrator, is sent by the accelerator project on behalf of the SME
  • FI-STAR project internal partners

Please contact the Catalogue Administrator to get your account credentials. After that, once logged, you can access again this area to either to download the software or to submit your request to to access this enabler as service.

New Book published: Requirements Engineering for Digital Health

Publishers from FI-STAR: Samuel A. Fricker, Christoph Thummler, Anastasius Gavras

Healthcare and well-being have captured the attention of established software companies, start-ups, and investors. Software is starting to play a central role for addressing the problems of the aging society and the escalating cost of healthcare services. Enablers of such digital health are a growing number of sensors for sensing the human body and communication infrastructure for remote meetings, data sharing, and messaging. The challenge that lies in front of us is how to effectively make use of these capabilities, for example to empower patients and to free the scarce resources of medical personnel.

Requirements engineering is the process by which the capabilities of a software product are aligned with stakeholder needs and a shared understanding between the stakeholders and development team established. This book provides guide for what to look for and do when inquiring and specifying software that targets healthcare and well-being, helping readers avoid the pitfalls of the highly regulated and sensible healthcare domain are and how they can be overcome.

This book brings together the knowledge of 22 researchers, engineers, lawyers, and CEOs that have experience in the development of digital health solutions. It represents a unique line-up of best practices and recommendations of how to engineer requirements for digital health. In particular the book presents: read  more