Are you a big data startup?

Join EDI and get up to €100K, a dedicated mentor and work side-by-side with a large corporate

Applications are open!

European Data Incubator is looking for 50 promising big data startups and SMEs to take part in their next round of incubation.

The programme takes startups through three intense phases of growth over eight months, from August 2019 – April 2020, with a combination of online sessions and physical meetings in Bilbao and Berlin.

What’s in it for me?

EDI will give you:

  • The chance to grow not only as a startup, but also a team. After joining our programme, our startups have gone on to receive investment, develop their business in a new way and employ new team members.
  • A dedicated mentor who will be with you every step of the EDI programme, communicating with you online and meeting with you face to face at our physical events in Bilbao and Berlin. All of our mentors are experts in their field and have a wealth of experience acting as coaches to startups like yours.
  • The chance to work side-by-side with a corporate in a supportive environment, working together to solve their big data challenge. This unique situation provides you the chance to really collaborate on an in-depth project, and could lead to a fruitful and long-term relationship even after the programme has finished.
  • The opportunity to create and launch a new product or service that could even be a new business line for you or something that you were already thinking of working on. If you choose our ‘Half and Half’ challenge or ‘Free choice’ challenge, you have the freedom to decide what kind of big data challenge and data set you are working on.

Hear it from our alumni

Our previous participants have said that EDI has not only given them the chance to solve a challenge and create a new product, but also grow the business as a whole:

“EDI has enabled us to transform our business”.

– Bigda Solutions




The technical support, mentoring sessions and funding has helped us take a step forward

– SmartCat.io




How does it work?

Interested startups and SMEs will solve a challenge during the incubation programme. This year’s open call allows for 3 types of application tracks:

Track 1 – Ready-made:

A ‘ready-made’ challenge pre-set by EDI, with options by large corporates in the fields of IoT, transport, sports, gaming, media, energy and the environment, fraud detection, smart cities, retail, and finance. Our companies are established in their markets and can offer you the chance to connect with the sector in a new way, creating long-term relationships beyond the end of the project. 

Track 2 – Half and half:

Bring your own challenge, but solve it using one EDI data set and one external data set. 

Track 3 – Free choice:

You are free to propose your own challenge, and solve it working with your own data provider and external data set.

So, is your big data startup ready to grow?



Deadline: Wednesday 19 June at 12:00 (noon) CEST.

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