Innovation through data
DataPitch is a data innovation lab that will accelerate the growth of the European digital economy. It will help businesses - from sector leaders to new startups - unlock the commercial value of data. It is an EU Horizon 2020 bid led by the Open Data Institute, University of Southampton, Telecom Italia and Beta-I.
The lab will give startups and SMEs from across Europe access to data made available by providers from different sectors. They will use the data to solve a series of challenges starting in early 2017. Alongside the data, DataPitch will supply world-class support including financial awards (of up to €100k), expert mentoring, media partnerships, and access to venture capital.
DataPitch is based in part on the successful Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) and the Open Data Challenge Series - this time with a broader focus on the data spectrum, from closed to open.