Data Pitch is Open for Applications!

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Data Pitch are excited to announce the open call for startup applications, which will run over the next two months and close on the 1st October 2017. Applications can be made here. The Data Pitch team is running webinars with advice to applicants on the 9th August and the 12th September. Register for the webinars here. Or ask them a question about the application process: #askDataPitch

The six month programme, which will begin in February 2018, includes equity-free funding of up to €100K, expert mentoring, legal advice and lots more. Plus the chance to tackle today’s big industry and societal challenges with data from some of Europe’s most forward thinking businesses.

The Data Pitch challenges include:
Future proofing retail supply chains
Improving living standards and lifestyle, and creating new accommodation options across Europe
Changing public transport for the better

Find out more about the Data Pitch challenges here.
Data Pitch have developed challenges across multiple sectors that relate to specific issues faced by our group of data providers from across Europe. These data providers include:
German rail company Deutsche Bahn
German data management provider Uniserv GmBH
Italian big data and machine learning company SpazioDati
Portuguese retail business Sonae Retail
The UK’s IMIN, an open data scaleup working with health and fitness data which previously went through the ODINE programme

Data Pitch is a EU-funded open innovation programme bringing together corporate and public-sector organisations that have data with startups and SMEs that work with data. It is centred around a competition with several tracks which describe challenges, and a virtual accelerator programme (6 months) to help startups and SMEs develop solutions to meet these challenges. The startups and SMEs will put forward proposals for creating high impact, innovative products and services in response to the challenges defined by Data Pitch. Successful applicants will receive an important financial and advisory boost to their idea, with support to develop a concept into a robust and sustainable business.

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