The European Federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs aims to consolidate as the European reference for data driven innovation and experimentation, fostering collaboration between data driven initiatives in Europe, federating solutions in a global common catalogue of data services, and sharing data in a cross-border and cross-sector basis.
With the objective of serving as reference to the establishment of the Common European Data Spaces, the federation is initially composed of 12 DIHs, covering 10 countries and 12 different regions, and plans to increase the geographical coverage by incorporating other relevant initiatives in the upcoming months.
The EUHubs4Data project has allocated 5.8M Euros to provide support to third parties to undertake a set of data driven cross-border experiments through three rounds of open calls.
The 1st open call for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs was launched in December 2020 and ended in February 2021. The call gathered 93 proposals from 22 countries:
Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Sweden, UK, Poland, Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Croatia, Ireland, Portugal, Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Finland.
This call finances cross-border data driven innovation experiments leveraging the data and services catalogues set up by the project. The selected experiments will receive concrete support from the Digital Innovation Hubs and will gain high levels of exposure and visibility at the European level, on top of obtaining financial support. Two successful information sessions were organised to promote the calls and reached out to more than 200 interested parties.
The EuHubs4Data team is very happy with the response and the magnitude and impact that this call has achieved.
Looking forward to the next one!