If we really want to unlock value from data, we need to make sure that the data that is collected and being maintained really gets to the people that need it, and startups are a crucial part of that picture” Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute (ODI).

We captured the highlights of our KickOff event when we welcomed our first cohort of Data Pitch startups and spoke to key partners last month in a new video which explains just what Data Pitch is about.

Watch it below to discover how we are helping the 18 selected startups solve industry challenges by providing mentoring, funding and support over a six-month period, working with major data providers including Deutsche Bahn, Sonae, UniServ GMBH and Spazio Dati.


Francesco Barbato, Programme Officer, European Commission adds, “What is very exciting about Data Pitch is seeing how committed and dynamic startups will develop solutions to exploit data and create new value and commercial opportunities out of an asset that has previously not been exploited to its fullest.”

Don’t miss out!

If you are inspired by our first round of startups it’s not too late to get involved.   We will be publishing a new set of challenges in July 2018.  More details will be announced later in the year so keep an eye on our website for updates.