Our startups 2018 (Open Call 1)


European Data Incubator would like to express a big thank you to all of the 277 startups and SMEs that expressed interest and the 121 teams that formally applied to take part in the EDI incubation programme 2018. From those applying, 30 selected startups and SMEs have begun the EDI incubation process consisting of three stages, namely EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT and EVOLVE.

Click on each startup to see follow their journey in each phase and see a short video on their progress.


The first stage of incubation helps the startups to clearly define their concept, receive training on Big Data technologies and examine the data sets, before the grand finale: the Datathon in Berlin.

In Berlin, the teams will meet each other, meet the corporates and create their first mock-ups. The phase will end with a final “demolition pitch” contest judged by an expert jury, in which only the top startups will pass to the next phase (around 16 startups). 

Click on each startup to find out more, see their team photo and a 30 second video introducing their concept.


In the second stage of incubation, the startups will create a MVP (minimum viable product) to launch into the market.

The startups will be supported over 4 months (November 2018 – February 2019) with dedicated coaches and mentors, a technical infrastructure with a set of tools ready to be used, training modules on Big Data and personalized business development support. The top startups with major market potential will be selected to pass to the last phase of incubation.


The final stage is dedicated to building solid partnerships and detecting real investment opportunities.

The startups will attend major events to promote their products, for two months (March 2019 – April 2019). The projects will be encouraged to gain enough traction for next investment phase in terms of sales, prospects, users, markets and customers.

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