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DAPSI: €2.5 M fund and supporting programme to empower data portability innovators


The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) is launching its third Open Call to distribute 2.5 M€ to internet innovators, empowering them to develop new solutions in the Data Portability field.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has the purpose of making it significantly easier for citizens to have any data which is stored with one service provider transmitted directly to another provider. But in most cases, it is still difficult to do so.

DAPSI will support top-notch projects through a 9-month supporting programme where experts in diverse fields will provide a successful working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, and a vibrant ecosystem. On top of that, each DAPSI project can receive grants up to €150k.

How does it work?

Applications are open on F6S until 23rd November 2021, at 5:00 pm CET.

Apply here: https://www.f6s.com/dapsi-open-call-3/apply

An online webinar will be held on the 13th of October, at 4:00 pm CET, providing potential applicants more information about the programme and the application process.

Register here: https://www.f6s.com/dapsi-open-call-3-webinar-1-guide-for-applicants

The selected applicants will participate in a two-phase supporting programme, to develop advanced solutions in the Data and Service Portability fields, attend training sessions, pitch and access top infrastructures, with coaching support. All successful projects will progress to the second phase where the solutions will be fostered to evolve into solid contributions to the research community and/or into commercial solutions able to address market needs.

“This third call is the last one, with the biggest budget allocated until now, 2.5M€, to fund a diverse variety of projects addressing different challenges from Service portability to Data Sovereignty among others. Projects with open-source results making a change in the future internet fit into our DAPSI’s vision.” Sara Mateo – DAPSI project coordinator.


The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) is a EU-funded project, under the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, to empower top internet innovators developing human-centric solutions, addressing the challenge of personal data portability on the internet, as foreseen under the GDPR.

The project is operated by 6 partners: Zabala Innovation (Spain), F6S (Ireland), Cap Digital (France), IMT Starter (France), Fraunhofer IAIS (Germany), and Engineering (Italy).

Next Generation Internet (NGI) is an EU initiative that aims to shape the development of the Internet into an Internet of humans that responds to people’s fundamental needs, including trust, security and inclusion, and reflects the values and the norms that we enjoy in Europe.