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A new European-funded project, led by the University of Southampton, is to bring together established businesses and start-ups to meet today’s challenges with data.
Data Pitch will provide up to 50 European start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with world-class business support including:
Overall the European Commission has committed €7.1 million into data driven innovation, and €4.8m to directly fund start-ups and SMEs.
The three-year project will be delivered by the University of Southampton, the Open Data Institute, Portuguese innovation company Beta-i and French data marketplace platform Dawex.
Data Pitch is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Can I join Data Pitch?
Data Pitch is for startups and SMEs who:
In Spring 2017 Data Pitch will work with organisations and businesses to define the challenges and provide datasets. We will also partner with established datathons in June 2017 so startups can explore the data in advance of the application period.
Applications for startups to join Data Pitch will open in July 2017.
Successful applicants will be notified in October, and will begin the programme in December.
Completion of the programme will take place in July 2018, when the process starts again with another call.
We’re looking for data challenges! Got an idea? Tell us about it.
Apply for a space on Data Pitch from 1st July (more information coming soon and will be found on their website).