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Innovation opportunities for SMEs and start-ups based on data-driven solutions

The open calls of two EU-funded projects, EUHubs4Data and Reach, have been launched

BENEFITS PROVIDED BY EUHUBS4DATA

The European Federation of Data-Driven Innovation Hubs aims to support companies on their way to digitisation by bringing them closer to all smart data-driven technologies. It will be the European reference for data-driven innovation and experimentation, fostering collaboration between data-driven initiatives, federating solutions in a global common catalogue of data services, and sharing data on a cross-border and cross-sector basis.

EUHubs4Data project has allocated 5.8M Euros to provide support to third parties to undertake up a set of data-driven cross-border experiments through three rounds of open calls.

In this second open call, SMEs (including start-ups) and groups of web entrepreneurs are invited to propose experiments that make use of the EUHubsData federated catalogue of data-driven services and datasets for the development of innovative products or advanced services.

What is in for you?

  • 60.000€ financial support
  • Visibility and promotion.
  • Exploitation plan
  • Access to the latest developments on Data Analytics and advanced assets on Big Data.
  • Technical & business coaching and continuous follow-up support by Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) valued up to 70.000€ per experiment

The open calls will help select and finance innovative experiments carried out by SMEs and entrepreneurs and leverage the EUHubs4Data data and service catalogue. These experiments can focus on different sectors of economic and societal value for Europe (i.e. Healthcare, Manufacturing, AgriFood, Climate, Mobility, Energy) and help applicants in testing their data-driven services and the feasibility of their business ideas.

Are you ready for this innovation opportunity?

  • Have a look at the 1st info session presentations
  • Register for the 2nd info session (18 January 2022)
  • Apply here for the open call
  • Deadline to apply: 1 February 2022
  • More information about the project and the open call

BENEFITS PROVIDED BY REACH

REACH is an incubation programme, run by 10 core partners and 13 data providers. It will create a fertile ground for start-ups and SMEs to solve real-life challenges of large corporations and conduct experimentation of secured and trusted data-fuelled solutions which utilize a proprietary, often multi-stakeholder, industrial and personal data.

The Reach Incubator has a €3.5 Million fund to foster the creation of data value chains across Europe and is looking for 30 promising big data start-ups and SMEs to take part in its second round of incubation.

What is in for you?

  • Up to €120,000 in Equity Free Funding
  • Access to Large Corporations, DIHs and their Industrial data sets
  • Access to Digital and Business Skills
  • REACH toolbox for secure and trusted data value chains
  • Big Data Computing Infrastructure
  • Access to Private Investment
  • Visibility

The programme takes start-ups through 4 intense stages of technical and business growth (EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, EVOLVE and EXPOSE) over eleven months, and will go through 3 incubation rounds in its three-and-a-half-year project duration. Due to Covid-19, REACH will take all the precautionary safety measures and implement its incubation services online, whenever on-site meetings and training are not allowed.

Are you ready for this innovation opportunity?

  • Watch the 1st info session video
  • Register for the 2nd info session (20 January 2022)
  • Apply here for the open call
  • Deadline to apply: 20 January 2022
  • More information about the project and the open call