Data Pitch

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Data Pitch brings together businesses and startups to meet challenges with data.

Company data has the potential to create huge value for private and public sector organisations but often only a small percentage of this is exploited. But data can be reused and repurposed in multiple ways to solve specific challenges.


There are lots of SMEs and startups across Europe that are building innovative solutions using data and new technologies. Unfortunately, many of them struggle to get access to real data from public and private sector organisations to develop real-case pilot projects. This is why we created Data Pitch.

Data Pitch bridges the gap that these two groups face, supporting them throughout the process, removing risk and providing necessary expertise and credibility.

The 6-month accelerator will support up to 50 startups in two cohorts, one in 2018 and the other in 2019.

About Data Pitch

Data Pitch is funded by the EU’s H2020 Framework Programme and is being delivered by The University of Southampton, Open Data Institute, Beta-i and Dawex.

As industry partners, we are delighted to be working with data providers from Germany, Italy, Portugal and the UK, which have trusted Data Pitch to support them in their innovation journey: German rail company Deutsche Bahn, Portuguese retail business Sonae Retail, German data management provider Uniserv GmBH, Italian big data and machine learning company SpazioDati.