MEET EUROPE’S TOP DATA PORTABILITY PROJECTS!

First open call results are out! Get to know the 11 projects embarking on the DAPSI journey Applications for the first cohort of the Data Portability & Services Incubator (DAPSI) closed on 22 April 2020 with an impressive number of 182 submissions, coming from 33 different countries. With so many great solutions presented the evaluation process was not easy but ended up with the selection of 11 high potential projects to solve data portability challenges. “I was actually super surprised about the number of high quality proposals. The majority of submissions were very good and detailed and creative. It was really hard to select the right proposals but at the end I’m very happy with the final list.” Nextcloud CEO and DAPSI Advisory Board Member, Frank Karlitschek. The DAPSI journey DAPSI will support the selected projects through a 9-month incubation programme where experts in diverse fields will provide a successful working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, and a vibrant ecosystem. On top of that, each DAPSI project can receive up to €150k equity-free funding. In the two-phase programme, the projects will develop advanced solutions in the Data Portability field to make it significantly easier for citizens to have any data which is stored with one service provider transmitted directly to another provider. From September 2020 to February 2021 (Kick-Start phase) they will develop a solution related to a specific use case. The best projects will progress to the second phase (Booster phase), from March to June 2021, where the use cases will be fostered to evolve into solid projects to gain enough traction for deployment and get ready for the market. "I have ambitious expectations for this programme. We will distribute 5.6M€ to engage top-notch innovators developing solutions with high potential to reach the market in many cases." DAPSI's Coordinator, Sara Mateo. Who’s in? ALIAS...

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New €5.6 Million fund and suporting programme to empower data portability innovators Are you an internet innovator ready to tackle the data portability challenges? Join DAPSI programme and get up to €150k, technical & business support, and access to top infrastructure Applications are open The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) has a €5.6 Million fund to empower internet innovators, to develop new solutions in the Data Portability field. 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. But in most cases, it is still difficult to do so. DAPSI will support top-notch projects through a 9-month supporting programme where experts in diverse fields will provide a successful working methodology, access to top infrastructure, training in business and data related topics, coaching, mentoring, and a vibrant ecosystem. On top of that, each DAPSI project can receive up to €150k equity-free funding. How does it work? In a two-phase supporting programme, the projects will develop advanced solutions in the Data Portability field, attend online and on-site training sessions, pitch and access top infrastructures, with coaching support to work on use cases. The best projects will progress to the second phase where the use cases will be fostered to evolve into solid projects to gain enough traction for deployment and get ready for the market. Are you ready for the Data Portability challenges? Deadline 22 april 2020, 12:00 (noon) CEST Find more information on www.dapsi.ngi.eu Note to editors The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) is a EU funded project, under the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, to empower top internet innovators to develop human-centric solutions, addressing the challenge of personal data portability on the internet, as foreseen under the GDPR. The project is operated by 6 partners: Zabala Innovation Consulting (Spain), F6S (Ireland), Cap Digital (France), IMT Starter (France), Fraunhofer IAIS (Germany), and Engineering (Italy). Next Generation...