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Open Data INcubator for Europe

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Address

Highfield
So17 1bj Southampton

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 6 168 262,28

Participants (6)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 353 625

Guardian News and Media Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 335 636,88

OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 581 445

OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DEUTSCHLAND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 24 611,59

WAYRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 230 399,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644683

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 136 115,44

  • EU contribution

    € 7 882 980,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom