Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE)
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Open to: SMEs working with open data.
Opens: Accepting applications.
Funding type: Grant.
Funding body: ODINE
Deadline: 31st August 2015.
Funding amount: €100,000, maximum for each mini project.
Key driver: Supporting the next generation of digital businesses.
Accepting applications from SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) working with open data from 1 May 2015 to 31 August 2016.
The Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) is part of the support which assists the next generation of digital businesses. This enables European citizens to build sustainable businesses using open data.
We have assembled a world-class package of support to help European innovators grow their open-data idea into a sustainable business:
• Up to €100,000 per company.
• Expert advice from business mentors.
• Peer-networking and support.
• Technology and data sets.
• High-quality coverage in The Guardian datablog.
• Brokering introductions to business angels and venture capitalists.
Selected projects will run for up to six months.
Funds can be spent on:
• Subcontracting to other parties (e.g., for marketing or legal support),
• Indirect expenditure (office space, office infrastructure etc. calculated as 25% of the total direct costs).
Applications must have a clear focus on open data innovation. Open data is understood according to the definition by the Open Data Handbook as ‘data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike’.
Initial applications will be made online and will consist of a short proposal (2,000 words maximum) presenting the idea and the budget required for its realization, as well as administrative information. The applicant must be registered with the European Commission as an SME at the time of submission.
Each proposal will be assessed against the following criteria:
• Strength and novelty of the idea.
• Usage and/or creation of open data.
• Value proposition and potential scale.
• Market opportunity and timing.
• Triple bottom line impact (social, environmental, economic).
• Knowledge and skills of the team.
• Capacity to realise the idea.
• Appropriateness of the budget to realize the idea.
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