We can’t believe that our first Data Pitch cohort is already halfway through the six-month accelerator programme, and would like to congratulate the startups from across Europe on passing their first milestones. It has been an exciting time for our companies making great progress-developing products and services, securing new contracts, speaking at events and attracting new funding and investment. We will be sharing more information on their progress over the coming weeks, and the 18 startups will be presenting their elevator pitches at a Demonstration Day in Lisbon on Friday 18th May. Places are limited but if you are interested in attending contact for more information.

You can see the full list of the Data Pitch startups here.

SCI-FI CONSULTATION – your views needed.

Data Pitch partner The University of Southampton currently has a consultation open for its SCIFI (Smart Cities Innovation Framework Implementation) project which aims to identify issues facing medium-sized cities in Southern England, North West France, Belgium and The Netherlands in order to procure the best innovative solutions.

We’re calling on you to help us to identify the most important challenges that can be addressed with data in the sectors of mobility, energy and the environment.This is your chance to influence the challenges that SCI-FI focuses on and to highlight areas which are directly affecting your city or the wider society.

This consultation runs until 17 May 2018 and can be accessed here. We look forward to hearing your views. For more information about SCIFI, please visit Smart City Innovation website.