The Met Office, Konica Minolta and Greiner International Packaging are some of the latest internationally renowned organisations to agree to share their data with European startups for Data Pitch, an accelerator funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. which brings together established businesses and entrepreneurial innovators.

Other data providers include Netherlands-based multinational telecoms company Altice, the University of Dundee’s GROW Observatory, Portuguese healthcare company Jose de Mello Saude pan-European travel community MASAI and a global financial services provider.

Startups have from now until 2nd October 2018 to apply for a place on the accelerator, which provides world-class business support and up to 100k Euros to companies who can propose data-driven solutions to a series of challenges, using combinations of open, closed and shared data.

Successful applicants chosen after the closing date of 2nd October 2018 will be able to join the six-month programme which offers:

· Up to €100K equity-free funding
· Expert mentoring
· Investment opportunities
· Access to data from established businesses and the public sector
· Webinars, training sessions and networking opportunities

For more information and to find out how to apply please visit the Data Pitch Website.

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