European Data Incubator (EDI) opens its first open call for
start-ups and SMEs working with Big Data

A selected team for the incubation process could earn up to €100k equity-free funding and receive additional free technical and business services support.


Today, EDI opens its first open call for European start-ups and SMEs willing to sort out actual business challenges from a myriad of data providers. The process to be selected is as simple as follows:

  • 1st Pick up a challenge from our challenge catalogue. Our data providers have proposed different issues they would like you to sort out. We’ve got challenges from Smart Cities, Energy & Environment, Internet & Media,

Industry 4.0 and Retail sectors. We also count with a cross-sector challenge where the only requirement is that you mix data from different sectors from our catalogue.

  • 2nd Check our data catalogue. We provide you with free samples of the full datasets you will have access to if Play with the data and analyse the options.
  • 3rd Submit your proposal. An easy and lean process via F6S Platform. Deadline for submission is on 27th of June at 12:00 (noon).

We are expecting proposals from:

  • Teams from 2 to 4 individuals established in any H2020-eligible country without an incorporated company.
  • SMEs already established in any H2020-eligible country. Individual projects, not SMEs in collaboration.

Important! Read the Guidelines of the Open Call before submitting a proposal. Doubs or questions? Have a look at the FAQ section on our website or drop us an email to If selected, you will start an incubation process with top-experts at EU level on big data. You will have access to:

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Meet us! Stay tuned in our social networks for further news. We have a confirmed presence in Barcelona on the 24th of April at the EU-Startups Summit 2018 and in Porto on the 8-9th of May at the FIWARE Global Summit.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779790.

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