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One Business Place

One Business Place

Objective

OBP (One Business Place) aims to provide a solution to the massive online visibility problem that millions of micro SMEs in Europe are facing. Despite they are regarded as the backbone of the European economy, important source for jobs, SMEs are losing online visibility with massive explosion of big data in the Internet era. This phenomenon is caused by two main factors: 1) more than 40% do not have a website yet and 2) they are not transparently shown in web searches, as the order of results is influenced by optimized, sponsored and paid business results. Therefore, small local businesses are suffering clear erosion in their individual sales, taxable sales for government revenue, which is based on local consumers (B2C) and services to other business (B2B). This problem is of vital relevance for the EU.

OBP is a dedicated search ecosystem for European micro SMEs, will provide transparent, relevant and global online visibility, facilitating the matching of business to consumers (B2C) and business to businesses (B2B), eliminating any disintermediation’s. OBP is crowd sourcing, ads free search model coupled with semantic database technologies built on the combination of both open and our private data sources. This product also has potential to extract commercial value from open data and increase private data profitability.

The goal of our project is to make OBP a global success, able to revolutionize the on-line visibility and search for SMEs, while allows us penetrate into the European on-line directories market, which is growing fast at 17,5% CAGR. OBP is for the people by the people and to the people to make European SME local knowledge globally available.

We plan to undertake in this Phase 2 an ambitious innovation project deploying OBP as a pilot in Spain, Portugal and Germany, for which we estimate a total EC budget of 1,1M€ for 20 months. In Phase 3 we will focus in further private investment to deploy OBP in the rest of EU countries.
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Coordinator

DATACENTRIC PDM SA

Address

Calle Nuria 57
28034 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 136 975

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 726940

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2016

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 624 250

  • EU contribution

    € 1 136 975

Coordinated by:

DATACENTRIC PDM SA

Spain