The UFRJ Science Park and Telefónica Open Future, a global program of open innovation and entrepreneurship of Grupo Telefónica (Vivo’s controller), opened a call to select 16 startups with technology-based projects to participate in the acceleration program Crowd Rio. The program aims to foster the local talent by stimulating youths with entrepreneurial vocation to put into practice their initiatives. It offers space infrastructure, technical support, mentorship, qualification programs, workshops, opportunities to participate in events and Meetups, as well as access to investors and to the market. The recruitment process is open to all those who are interested in developing and accelerating innovative projects in areas such as IoT (Internet of Things), Telecom Digital Solutions, Agtech (Intelligent Agribusiness), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, E2E (End to End), Smart City and Cloud. Candidates can apply on the Open Future platform, http://bit.ly/crowdcall01, until June 5, 2018. This is the second edition of the program in partnership with the Park. Currently, six companies participate in the program, which had its first edition launched in March 2017. Crowd Rio is located at the UFRJ Science Park.