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Open Data INcubator for Europe

Objective

The Open Data INcubator for Europe (ODINE) project will set up an environment to support and advice SMEs and start-ups in creating commercial added value from open data. Drawing on the experience from key players in the consortium including Wayra (an incubator/accelerator), Fraunhofer IAIS and the ODI (both data facilitators and incubators), Telefonica (providing computing infrastructure and strong links to data protection and privacy stakeholders), and the University of Southampton (renowned for its open data research and home of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt), we plan to establish a EU-wide, industry-focused network of open data companies around Europe, promoted and guided by the trusted authorities and commentators at the Guardian and OKFN. To achieve this we shall take an approach that follows ‘best in class’ practice for incubators and which makes it as a simple and smooth as possible for SMEs to apply for help. We will offer: (i) a transparent, fair, and efficient proposal process for SMEs and start-ups, based around Wayra, IAIS and ODI’s existing and successful processes; (ii) a network of European open data SMEs and start-ups; (iii) initial investment in these companies through an open call; (iv) incubation and mentoring by ODI, Fraunhofer and Wayra academies, with the possibility of acceleration via Wayra, Telefonica Ventures, and Fraunhofer Venture; (v) access to data services and computing infrastructure from IAIS, ODI, OKFN and Telefonica; (vi) expert support from serial entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and coaching from business schools; as well as (vii) high visibility through promotion of success stories by the Guardian, ODI and the OKFN. A successful open data incubator will significantly help Europe to regain leadership in technical innovation, balanced with the ethical treatment of data for which the public are crying out, and to create skilled jobs that help Europe become more productive and competitive in the 21st Century.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Net EU contribution
€ 6 168 262,28
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 353 625,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 335 636,88
Address
York Way 90 Kings Place
N1P 2AP London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 143 844,37
OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 581 445,00
Address
St. James Square, St. James House (1st. Floor)
GL50 3PR Cheltenham

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DEUTSCHLAND EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 189 000,00
Address
Singerstrasse 109
10179 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 24 611,59
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 547,82
WAYRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 230 399,75
Address
Calle Ronda De La Comunicacion Districto Telefonica Edificio Oeste 2 Planta 2a
28050 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 98 742,75