Second Open Call



The Hubiquitous 2nd Open Call will select the most promising, sustainable and innovative ideas using IoT technology in five different industries:
agrifood, smart cities, health, industry 4.0 and green economy.
Opening: 1 September 2023, 9.00 am CET

Deadline: 30 September 2023, 6.00 pm CET

Discover our challenges


Agriculture is a driver of growth for any economy. Digitalisation can enhance processes in these sectors involving material flow, information flow or financial capital flow, managed via the supply chain management.


Digitalisation has enormous potential to modernize the government and public sector, e.g., by protecting sensitive citizen and government data, increasing trust in government systems or by developing smart city applications.


Digital solutions are necessary to improve primary care assistance, to prevent diseases and disabilities, to cover the specific needs of vulnerable communities, to make the national healthcare systems more efficient and resilient and to improve the patient experience.


Different smart technologies are helping to speed up the digital transformation of manufacturing and enable a decisive move towards industry 4.0. The smart factories of the future will organise themselves and enable production that is collaborative, customer-specific and individualised.


To reach climate goals, the digital sector has to contribute its share and embrace sustainability in all its facets: circular economy models for hardware, climate-neutral CPUs and server centres, software advancements to reduce energy consumption, and many more.

Who can participate?

Eligible applicants

Eligible African countries

  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Startups
  • Scaleups 
  • SMEs
  • Egypt 
  • Ghana 
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya

We specially encourage application from women and young talents, as well as African-European partnerships

Applicants from EU27 countries may submit applications jointly with an African parter if:

  • The lead applicant is the African partner.
  • The IoT solutions will be physically deployed in Africa (prototyping and testing activities).

How to Apply

A complete submission includes the following documents:


  • Part 1: Administrative Data Sheet (to be completed on the platform – see “Apply here” below)
  • Part 2: Proposal Template (max. 6 pages) (download here)

Proposals must be submitted by 30 September 2023, 6:00 PM CET through the dedicated platform.

Download here the guide for applicants for more information about the submission procedure and the awarding criteria.

What will you get?

Application Business Box

A “ready-to-use” technical and business support package to entrepreneurs and startups, consisting of 3 essential elements: 

  • Prototyping kits & software templates
  • Training courses (both technical and business-oriented contents), and 
  • Business support templates.

Solution Lab facilities

The Solution Lab provides startups with the capacity to develop, test, experiment and pilot innovative products, using IoT, AI and Big Data technologies.

Furthermore, the selected projects will have access tothe “Prototyping and Learning Centre”, a platform allowing the startupers to quickly design and create a prototype, while learning on the way.


Help desk and Mentoring

The participants will have access to a permanent service (from Monday to Friday) to receive assistance and information.

Furthermore, they will have the chance to connect with a network of Mentors, and receive support from them on specific issues upon request.


Access to the learning area

Selected participants will have access to the training materials, courses, webinars, bootcamps and hackathons covering, among others:

  • Fundamentals of IoT,
  • Introduction to Basic Electronics,
  • Development Boards and Sensors,
  • Getting started with Waziup technologies, and
  • IoT Cloud platform.

The MeetHub platform

A platform for IoT stakeholders to collaborate in Europe and Africa. It  encourages networking and learning between professionals, enthusiasts, individuals and businesses.  The platform allows to search for DIHs, startups and developers in IoT, and to promote innovative IoT solutions.

Growth and investment readiness

The Program foresees 2 interactive online workshops on  Investor Readiness, covering topics like:

  • Planning for Fundraising, 
  • Preparing Fundraising Materials, 
  • The Fundraising Process, 
  • The Human Element, 
  • What to Look for in an Investor, and 
  • Startup Valuation.


Winner in Nigeria: 1.000 €

Winner in Egypt: 1.000 €

Winner in Tanzania: 1.000 €

Winner in Ghana: 1.000 €

Winner in Kenya: 1.000 €

Contact and support

Guide for Applicants
Here you can find the Guide for Applicants, providing information about the submission procedure an the awarding criteria .


If you have questions, please write  an email at