On October 31, applications for the first round of the EU funding programme will close.

Over the next two years, “EuropeanPioneers“ will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning.

EuropeanPioneers is a consortium of innovation experts from all over Europe, led by startup-builder “etventure” (Berlin) in collaboration with European partners including Irish educational software company ThoughtBox.

We covered the funding programme in more detail when it was first announced. You can read that here.

Interested parties should head over to http://www.europeanpioneers.eu/ as soon as possible to apply for the programme.