EuRopEAn incubator for trusted and secure data value CHains – 2nd Open Call of REACH project

7th December 2021

The call will fund the execution of projects led by SMEs including a Data Value Chain (DVC) scenario where value is created from the sharing of data, proposing innovative products and services making use of Big Data tools but also adhering to one of the participation tracks defined below.

The program is looking for 30 promising big data startups and SMEs to take part in its second round of incubation.

Interested startups and SMEs have three ways of applying and participating in REACH Incubator:

  • THEME-DRIVEN (Track 1): REACH consortium has in collaboration with the 3 leading European Digital Innovation Hubs onboard defined the cross-sectorial Data Value Chain (DVC) themes to be tackled by participants. DVC themes available in the first open call are tourism & entertainment, energy, circular economy, digital marketing, agriculture and retail manufacturing/industry, healthcare and insurance.
  • READY-MADE (Track 2): Applications will deal with challenges defined by the REACH Data Providers according to the needs detected in their market (JOT Internet Media, Migros Ticaret A.Ş., Sonae MC, Yapı Kredi Teknoloji, De Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie nv (VRT), Play&go experience, Idea75, Almerys, EDP, COFARES, An Group, and Biilbao Council)
  • FREE CHOICE (Track 3): Applicants will devise novel DVCs by bringing their own data provider/s and/or their own datasets with those already facilitated within the REACH Data Catalogue. The applicant, a single SME, will apply together with their own Data Provider/s (at least one) proposing a joint challenge to be solved.

Apply by 22 February 2022.

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