Here’s your challenge

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has the purpose of making significantly easier for citizens to have any data which is stored with one service provider transmitted directly to another provider.

This means European residents need you to develop interoperable solutions that enable data portability and tackle the following issues:

facilitate switches between service providers
empower users to transfer a complete data set or parts of it to any new provider without giving reasons
more transparent personal data storage and a more fine-grained data transfer when exercising personal data access rights
empower users to share their data with any service provider and host that they trust
ensure the security & privacy of consumers when their personal data are transferred from one provider to another
solve relevant challenges in the Data and Service portability field

Do you have an idea to solve Data Portability Challenges?

Join our programme

Participate in a vibrant two-phase programme


GET UP TO €100.000*

You will develop a proof-of-concept related to your proposed solution, attend training sessions, pitch and access to top infrastructures, with coaching support.

* Natural persons will get a maximum of €25k for one individual and €50k for groups of two or more individuals. Legal entities could obtain up to €100k.



You will work on your project in more detail, develop a Minimum Viable Product or solution, get technical and business-related support, access to top infrastructure, promote your solution, network and find real deployment opportunities.

* Natural persons will get a maximum of €12,5k for one individual and €25k for groups of two or more individuals. Legal entities could obtain up to €50k.

What’s in it for you

Grants up to €150k
Grants up to €150k

100.000€ for the Kick-start phase
50.000€ for the Booster phase

* Applicants participating as natural persons will get a maximum of 37,5k€ for one individual and 75k€ for groups of two or more individuals. Legal entities could obtain up to 150k€.

Data Related Services
Data Related Services

Coaching and continuous follow up
On-site & online tutorials

Big Data Processing

Semantic Web

International Data Space

Legal Certification of GDPR

Machine Learning Foundations

Access to Top Infrastructure
Access to Top Infrastructure

FIWARE Lab Infrastructure

OpenStack-based cloud environment

Rich set of open standard APIs to process and analyse Big Data and real-time media

Open source software tech

Generic Enablers

Business Support
Business Support

Business coaching
On-site & online training

Developing Costumer Personas

Value Proposition

Product Positioning

Lean Startup

Testing business ideas


Visibility & Promotion

Community building with industry and investors

Media promotion

Access to top events

Please note that the catalogue of data related services and business support activities may be subject to change according to projects’ needs and based on consortium decision.

It is clear that Europeans are entitled to control their data. Now we need to move to implementation, looking at the technologies which will allow us to maximise the social value of data.

Olivier BRINGER - Head of the Next Generation Internet Unit - DG CONNECT, EC

Data Portability is the new exciting market opportunity made reality by GDPR.

Eric POL - aNewGovernance

Our project benefited from the DAPSI program significantly by giving us structure, guidance and funding that pushed us to another level. We recommend participating in DAPSI to speed up your data related projects.

Arttu Huhtiniemi - Checkpipe Charlie project

DAPSI offered us balanced coaching sessions and a clear project plan that guided us through the five months to create a prototype that is now being actively discussed and evaluated in various communities and institutions.

Christoph Fabianek - Digital Immunization Passport project

Our participation in DAPSI’s first phase was significantly beneficial for Domi’s progress. In addition to the funding, which gave us the resources to grow our team and push forward our technical development, the business coaching was extremely helpful in unblocking many fundamental uncertainties we faced in trying to move forward as an early-stage startup and develop meaningful practical strategies to move forward with confidence.

Katrie Lowe - Domi project

One of the most valuable tools that DAPSI provided us was business training and coaching! The business training was a great learning experience; it covered techniques from building a product to go-to-market strategies. This training was central to developing our business strategy. We are super happy with our personalized business coaches!

Carola Compá - DPella project

DAPSI has been really useful for our team, it helped fine-tune the long-term business strategy and our business mentor gave us the insight we needed to go from a concept to a workable roadmap and plan. This complemented with the training has really boosted our project towards success.

Miguel Ángel Sicilia Urbán - IDADEV-P2P project

Our participation in the DAPSI program provided us with a well-rounded support environment, significantly contributing to the successful development of the OpenPKG prototype. Takeaways from both business and technical trainings served as valuable input throughout our development journey.

Jurij Skornik - OpenPKG project

Overall, we really value our participation in the first DAPSI phase. The concurrent race with the other contestants provided a constant feedback loop and allowed us to more consciously create a product from state-of-the-art technology. DAPSI allowed us to zoom out and take the bigger picture into account, whilst also providing the means to technically advance our product.

Ben De Meester - PROV4ITDATA project

The DAPSI programme contributed greatly to the success of Digita and even Solid. This is because it gave us the resources to design and develop a component for the Solid ecosystem which has proven to be essential for the ecosystem’s adoption: a legal framework for applications in Europe.

Tom Haegemans - UI-Transfer project

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