This call is for all startups within the European Union that are specialized in data and are seeking a boost in the market.
DMS Accelerator is an online European startup acceleration program for data-centric startups that operate in the area of Health, Food Security, Resource Efficiency, Energy Management, Intelligent Transport, Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture, Civil Protection & Government, Geo-Spacial Data, Social networking, Finance & Economics, E-commerce, Telecomm, Legal, Engineering, Advertising & other.
How does the process work?
DMS Accelerator will scout and engage with startups from all parts of the EU that are in the data market. After that, startups have an application form to complete with the necessary information. This form is available from March 16 to May 31.
How will this program help the 50 selected startups?
With a series of free services in 5 different categories: investment, acceleration, legal training, standardization, and data skills, taught by the companies participating in DMS Accelerator. The purpose of these services is the participants can improve their skills and scale-up in the European market.
Which are the services the startups will have access to?
During six months startups will have access to a range of services:
And last but not least, they will leverage the reinforcement of the community thanks to the engagement with other existing initiatives like the FIWARE community or the Big Data Value PPP, and events like Pixel Camps in Portugal and The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.
All the 2019 selected startups had access to those services, and they had the opportunity to attend a large selection of events in Europe. A video summary of some of these activities was created to showcase this year full of services.
Which requirements does your startup need to apply?
Be a data-specialized startup and be part of the European Union or one of the EU partner countries.
DMS Accelerator is a consortium of several companies that aim to help SMEs and startups specialized in data to overcome existing barriers in markets. A project fundraised by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020. DMS Accelerator is an initiative granted by the European Commission and is led by ZABALA Innovation Consulting with the collaboration of Bright Pixel (Portugal), Spherik (Romania), Spinlab (Germany), The Next Web (the Netherlands); Ogilvy (Spain); Southampton University and King’s College of London; IPTECTOR (Denmark) and W3C (through ERCIM in France)
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