i4Trust is looking for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), slightly bigger companies and Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) that are implementing innovative services based on data sharing to apply for its first Open Cal. These services are essential for the development of a European Data Space that will materialize a successful Data Economy.
i4Trust is issuing two open calls, during which a total of 32 proposals (16 per open call) will be selected to receive funding along with mentoring and training support. The selected consortia – formed by one DIH and at least three SMEs – will be supported by i4Trust to implement the experiment idea – like testing, piloting, and scaling up – that demonstrates how already existing processes can be improved or new innovative services can be created by secure and effective B2B data sharing among multiple companies using i4Trust.
The SMEs and DIHs selected for i4Trust’s first Open Call will receive up to €120,000 per consortium to design and execute their business case that offers potential socio-economic gains for data sharing and re-use in many applications. They will join a 9-month tailored mentoring programme with other SMEs, DIHs, and technology partners that are collaborating on the creation of data spaces. Open Call remains open until 6 September (14:00 CEST), with the selected consortia expected to start working in the last quarter of 2021. Read more about the open call here.