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Challenges announced for Data Pitch second open call

Applications are now live for the second open call for Data Pitch, giving European data startups another chance to join this groundbreaking accelerator programme which provides the opportunity to work alongside major corporates. 

The Met Office, Konica Minolta and Greiner International Packaging are some of the latest internationally renowned organisations to agree to share their data with European startups for the accelerator, which is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

Other data providers include Netherlands-based multinational telecoms company Altice, the University of Dundee’s GROW Observatory, Portugese healtchcare company Jose de Mello Saude pan-European travel community MASAI and a global financial services provider. 

Successful applicants chosen after the closing date in October 2018 will be able to join the six-month programme which offers:

  • Up to €100K equity-free funding

  • Expert mentoring

  • Investment opportunities

  • Access to data from established businesses and the public sector

  • Webinars, training sessions and networking opportunities

In addition to the specific tasks set by the Data Providers, there are seven sector challenges which cover the key areas of Pharmaceuticals, Smart Transport, Automotive, Energy, Finance, Telecoms and Privacy and Consent.

These challenges have been set by industry experts and the Data Pitch partnership, which consists of the Open Data Institute (ODI), University of Southampton, Beta-I and Dawex.

There is also an Open Challenge which gives startups free rein to develop something truly transformative in the form of software, hardware, data exchange formats, wearables or registries, which can then be applied over a range of industries and will either reinvent an existing process or find a resolution for a previously unsolvable problem.  

What are you waiting for?  Head on over to our website and find out more 

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