What we achieved
Class of 2019 – 2020
On March 2019, we launched round 2 of the European Data Incubator into the world. Our second round of incubation gave both Big Data startups and corporates the chance to collaborate on big data challenges. Here are some of our highlights.
Incubation for 40 big data startups
A big data community of 3500+
Up to €100K awarded to our startups, plus €6.4 million additional funding raised
Data Challenges for 17 large corporates
JOT Internet Media
JOT is one of the three largest worldwide players in internet traffic brokerage and its main strategy for growing is based on the incubation of new business lines related to traffic generation. As such, JOT can benefit from its excellent knowledge and competitive edge in order to enter the Ad Tech sector.
Automobil Club Assistencia S.A.
VIRTUAL POWER SOLUTIONS SA
SONAE CENTER SERVIÇOS II, S.A.
YAPI KREDI TEKNOLOJI
commercialization acitivities mainly in software and informatics. YKT is one of the pioneers in R&D in banking operations having a cutting edge R&D team, which so far has developed various projects nationally and internationally funded. The team has shown significant outputs in fields like machine learning, pattern recognition, and natural language understanding.
Yapı Kredi (YKB) established in 1944 as Turkey’s first retail focused private bank and the 4th largest private bank. YKB has been the leader in credit card market for the last 25 years and maintains leadership position.
machines and other gaming technology. The company is headquartered in London.
The company is engaged in operating and providing an integrated portfolio of technology
products and services across various gaming markets, including lottery management services,
online lotteries, electronic gaming machines, sports betting, interactive gaming and
Presenting the grid in figures, the Company oversees 16,390 kilometres of underground cables and overhead lines as well as 5,183 substations. Ljubljana, the capital city, relies almost exclusively on the underground network and covers an area of 149 sq km while the cables stretch on over 2.697 km. The Company boasts with the following certificates: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), ISO 27001 (Data Protection Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System), which attests company’s dedication towards quality-orientated organisation and policy. The Company’s mission is a complete supply of electricity to consumers and performance of ancillary services.
World Athletics is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It is headquartered in Monaco. It was founded in 1912 as the International Amateur Athletic Federation by representatives from 17 national athletics federations in Stockholm, Sweden. IAAF’s name changed in 2001 becoming the ‘International Association of Athletics Federations’ to reflect the growth of a professional sporting world which did not exist in 1912 and then again in 2019 to World Athletics. As World Athletics enters its second century of existence, the aim is to further enhance this vibrant sport to offer new and exciting prospects for athletes and spectators alike.
Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Valencia S.A.U
by bus in the city of Valencia (Spain) and the towns of Alboraia, Alfara del Patriarca, Burjassot,
Moncada, Tavernes Blanques, Sueca, and Vinalesa. It belongs to the City Council of Valencia
The Valencian EMT is the urban bus company from Valencia. This city hast 1 million inhabitants
and the bus company has more than 1.200 drivers, 450 buses and around 200.000 bus trips
VLAAMSE RADIO EN TELEVISIEOMROEP
Energa Operator runs grid consisted of 110 kV lines (6,442 km), 15 kV lines (67,366 km), 0,4 kV lines (110 619 km), 110/15 kV/kV, main system substations (493) and 15/0,4 kV/kV substations (59 084). Energa Operator supply electrical energy to 2.8 mln customers, including 0.29 mln business customers. The energy delivered to customers (sold) in Q2 2016 was equal to 5,5 TWh.
AMI Project started in Energa Operator in 29.06.2010. It included the implementation of a central IT system, and the implementation of smart metering infrastructure. Developed standards for communication, which take into account the meter data model COSEM objects and Data Terminal Unit, precise guidelines for the implementation of all the used communication protocols (eg. DLMS, HDLC, PRIME), its own communication protocol between the application and the hub (DCSAP) and defined security mechanisms for all system components. More than 840k meters was installed on Energa-Operator grid within 6 years of the roll out of the project.
EMASESA began its activity on October 23, 1974, when it was created by the City of Seville as a municipal private company, having changed its denomination as Metropolitan on May 8, 2007. EMASESA manages the direct supply of drinking water in the capital of Seville and other 12 municipalities in the area. He is also responsible for the public sewage and purification service in this area.
The organization of EMASESA has been characterized as a pioneering one in the management of the Integral Water Cycle from the public service perspective along with environmental responsibility. Both concepts have also been transferred to the citizenship, obtaining a significant index of environmental awareness.
EMASESA has defined a Policy of its Integrated Management System, which encompasses the Quality, Environmental, Occupational Risk Prevention, RTD and Water Safety Plans.
EMASESA belongs to national and international networks and platforms in the field like: PLANETA, Asociación Española de Abastecimientos de Agua y Saneamiento; European Public Water.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY BERLIN
Research at DAI-Labor is being conducted within six Competence Centers (CC); each center applies its competences for the development and evaluation of Smart Services. Additionally, the expertise and experience of researchers from different competence centers are integrated to the six different Application Centers of DAI-Labor to ensure applicability and practical relevance of research outcomes. DAI-Labor at TUB is a team of high scientific expertise in many different areas and is widely recognized in the research community. As such, it will have the chance to produce high-quality scientific results, which will be disseminated through journal publications, conferences, workshops, and standardization activities. DAI-Labor has already participated in a number of EU co-funded projects as well and has comprehensive experience with international consortia.
generation, distribution and commercialization of electricity, gas and utility services.
The Spanish electricity sector is based on a market model, in which regulated activities coexist
under a natural monopoly, such as transport and distribution, with others on free competition
conditions such as production and marketing. The level of security and quality of electricity
supply is high, given the level of investment in the distribution networks in recent years and
the existence of a mixture of sources of diversified energy sources, especially if we take into
account the low level of interconnections. EDP Spain holds an important place in the various
activities of the value chain of electricity.
facilitating and promoting sustainable development initiatives in the country, particularly in
the solid waste management field
Nipe Fagio, as a recognized and well-known local organization, has engaged in World Bank
activities across the years, participating in multiple community engagements. In 2018, the
World Bank supported Nipe Fagio to lead the World Cleanup Day in Tanzania as part of the
Let’s Do It Tanzania project. As part of LDI-TZ, we mapped over 5,000 trash spots in Dar es
Salaam and conducted over 150 cleanups.
“It is definitely worth applying! Besides funding, the support network that EDI supplies is very valuable. The EDI personnel are genuinely supportive and helpful and a great variety of trainings are provided. While some trainings are closer to our current needs than others, every training provided valuable insights into building and creating a big data startup.”
“When talking about startups, having an idea is important, but far more important is to transform the idea into something tangible. The EDI program gives you the right tools to enable you to transform your vision into a product. The unique set of competencies learned during the incubation path is extremely valuable. The program will not only support you in developing your first MVP but will also serve as the basis for any further entrepreneurial activity you will run in the future.”
“EDI is the must-to-attend incubation programme, which provides data (to build solution), visibility (to attract customers and investors) and money (to finance the company). A data-science startup requires all three to accelerate. We got a great coach and a mentor during the experiment phase who helped us by walking an extra mile with us in guidance, offering help in meeting customers and helping us not lose our focus.”