What we achieved
Class of 2020 – 2021
In June 2020 we kicked off the 3rd round of European Data Incubator. We received 208 startup applications for the final round of the programme. Here are some of our highlights.
Engaged 24 leading EU organizations to propose challenges and offer data
Incubated 36 Big Data Startups over 8 months
Provided over 6 training courses, 17 webinars and 100 mentoring sessions
Enlarged our big data community to over 4,000+ entities
Distributed a total of €1.75M of non-equity funding to our startups
Helped the round 3 startups raise over €4.3mil in additional funding
Data and Challenges coming from 24 large corporates
For EDI Call 3 Data Providers industries ranged from Agri-Food (2), Cross-sector (1), Energy & Environment (3), Finance (2), Gaming (2), Health (2), Internet & Media (4), Retail (2), Sports (2) and Transport & Logistics (2)
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
Yapı Kredi Technology is the Technology Company and subsidiary of Yapı Kredi Bank. The main functions carried out by Yapı Kredi Technology are to conduct research, development, technology transfer and technology
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.
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.
Volkswagen Navarra, one of the main automotive Automaker Assembly Plants located in Spain, has a long history. It was founded in 1965 as an assembly plant owned by AUTHI (a British car company). During this stage, the company produced 131.744 cars. In 1975 Authi was bought by SEAT and the plant of Pamplona was included in the Spanish group together with the pl ants in Barcelona. During this stage the plant produced 284.225 cars. Finally, the plant in Pamplona was sold to the Volkswagen Group in 1983 as part of a collaboration contract signed between SEAT and Volkswagen. Since then, Volkswagen has produced 7.415.431 Polos in this facility.
VIA VERDE PORTUGAL
Today, it has a new mission: to provide efficient mobility for the people. Created an innovative operation model, focused on technology and customer service. Its growth firmly based on innovation. It is a pioneer in Toll collection mechanisms and a reference worldwide, working also as a consultancy in the field being already involved, among others, in USA’s major toll collection systems.
VLAAMSE RADIO EN TELEVISIEOMROEP
The Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organisation (VRT) is the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium. Its mission is inform, inspire and unite and thus reinforce Flemish society. To accomplish this, VRT owns 3 TV channels (Eén, Ketnet, Canvas), 5 radio stations (Radio 1, Radio 2, Klara, Studio Brussel and MNM), 1 online video platform and various extra services.
Through open innovation, VRT explores new technologies and applications in a media context. The innovation department works together on European and Flemish funded projects with partners such as startups, universities, broadcasters and media organisations, to connect audiences with the future of media.
From research to validation, VRT Innovation collaborates closely with its (end) users. To ensure innovation is put into practice, the department tests new prototypes on the production floor itself, together with VRT brands. Innovative media solutions for content, experience and workflows are scaled and shared for broader implementation.
Over 25 people are part of the innovation team at VRT. Among others, the interdisciplinary team consists of researchers, developers, data scientists and user experts.
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.
New for 2019
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.
New for 2019
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
New for 2019
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.
New for 2019
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
New for 2019
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.
New for 2020
Natra is the largest Spanish company producer of cocoa and chocolate products. The company maintains a leading position in the manufacture and marketing of these products for the food industry thanks to its extensive experience and deep knowledge in the supply and processing of raw materials.
New for 2020
Grupo AN is a centenary cooperative and a leader in the Spanish agri-food sector. Grupo AN is a second-degree cooperative formed by 160 agricultural cooperatives and 40,000 farmers and livestock owners. Grupo AN is the largest producer of cereal in Spain. Mainly producers of agricultural products, including fruits and vegetables of worldwide commercial interest, offer the products to consumers in all possible formats: fresh, refrigerated and canned. Grupo AN is also one of the largest operators on the poultry market and an indisputable leader in the supplier market. Grupo AN commercializes fertilizers and fuel, which is distributed in Spain through a network of petrol stations, which are opened to the public. Apart from that Grupo AN also has a network of Processing companies. Some of them are the Industry of Vegetable preserves and the IV & V range processing company.
New for 2020
HMR – Health Market Research, established in 2009, is dedicated to consulting and developing quantitative and qualitative market research, in the health sector. In particular studies related to industry and trade of medicinal, para-pharmaceutical, dermo-cosmetic and veterinary products, as well as providing services and training activities within these studies. A deep knowledge of the market is the first step to deliver unique market insights. It’s that information that takes us further and gives more meaning to all the data and numbers with which we so efficiently analyse the market. Because we believe in the power of knowledge and where it can lead us, it is our mission to provide to our clients a comprehensive knowledge about the markets they operate in, providing a high-quality service, using reliable and consistent information sources and the most advanced technological solutions.
New for 2020
Ibermutua is mutual insurance company, partner with the Social Security at national level in Spain. It provides an assistance network to about 120 own centers and more than 1,000 concerted distributed throughout the country. The services provided: a) Comprehensive protection in the coverage of professional risks: occupational accident and illness and prevention of occupational hazards and improvement of working and health conditions in companies; b) Temporary Disability Management (work leave) due to common illness and non-work accident. Protection for cessation of activity of self-employed or self-employed workers.
“EDI programme moved our company iERP to the next level, access to equity-free funding, access to data and fantastic mentors & customers enabled us to work hard on our product and develop a new solution which we can now bring to the market. Thanks a lot EDI for your support!“
“EDI has helped us greatly regarding our international expansion and our go-to market strategy. Through the excellent mentoring, we got important introductions and established relationships to a significant number of relevant stakeholders.”
“EDI has been really important to help us address partnerships and funding opportunities in a more structured way. It created a rich learning environment to build upon our ideas and technologies with support from a community that, more than having the experts, had the will to help us out. We grew an interesting combination of two projects into what seems to be a viable product. And we are very curious for the future.“