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Hailing from all over Europe, these young companies have been selected to take part in the European Data Incubator (EDI), a 3-year project that offers around 100 startups the chance to solve data challenges set by major European corporates like Volkswagen Navarra, RACC motoring club and the multinational Sonae.

What is EDI?

EDI is an incubation programme run by 20+ partners across Europe.

It gives the most innovative “Big Data” startups the opportunity to tackle real world challenges set by corporates across Europe, such as improving road safety in Barcelona or predicting fraudulent transactions in supermarkets. 

This second year programme has evolved from the first, in that startups have been able to apply for EDI via two new tracks. In addition to choosing the challenges set by the EDI data providers, startups have been able to also either propose additional external data to solve said challenges, or create their own challenge from scratch with their own data provider. These new options have given the startups more flexibility and freedom to create the most impactful big data innovations. 

Benefits of the programme include up to €100k in equity-free funding, mentoring, workshops, access to a free cloud environment, and the chance to connect with and be recognised by major European organizations. 

Datathon in Berlin

Each year of EDI incubation process is divided into three progressive phases, in which only the best startups pass to the next level: ‘Explore’, ‘Experiment’, ‘Evolve’.

On 9 and 10 October, the 40 bright startups will travel to Berlin for the first ‘Explore’ phase. Here they will take part in a datathon, practice their pitches, receive €5k (equity-free) and meet face to face with the corporates. Finally, a jury will decide which startups will pass to the next ‘Experiment’ level.

Meet the startups

Don’t miss our startup portfolio with team photos, descriptions and a 30-second video from each team.

Follow the startups journeys in Berlin through social media:

Facebook: @EuropeanDataIncubator
Twitter: @edincubator
Youtube: EDIncubator H2020
LinkedIn: European Data Incubator

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