ODINE Newsletter January 2016

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The Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) has awarded a total of €600.000 to the six businesses selected for its third cohort.

The startups and SMEs City Tree, IMIN, openlaws, SUADE, Sun Energia and UNICS from Germany, UK, Austria, Finland and Spain.
They provide solutions to pressing economic, social, and environmental issues including air pollution, sun energy, access to legal information, and increasing physical activity


Let’a find out more about each company from the third cohort :


  • openlaws openlaws helps you find legal information more easily, organise it the way you want and share it with others and gives you better access to justice.


  • Sun Energia World’s most accurate and easy-to-use web-based decision-making tool for assessing the feasibility, viability and profitability of a solar energy system in any specific rooftop.


  • City Tree Green City Solutions makes cool and clean air profitable!


  • UNICS SIRIS Academic is a consultancy for HE&R, specializing in data-driven approach to organizational change. We combine a) deep expert knowledge of HE&R, b) systemic consulting approach to organizational development, c) tailored tools for data mining, visualisation and analysis.


  • IMIN makes physical activity searchable. imin uses technology to help significantly increase levels of physical activity across all communities. imin achieves these objectives by using open data and technology to establish a data infrastructure that empowers innovators and organisations both within and outside of the health and fitness industry.
  • SUADE An Open Financial Regulation Platform


The selected businesses receive up to €100k of equity-free grant funding from the ODINE programme, which supports European startups and SMEs to build sustainable businesses using open data.

In addition to funding, the businesses will have access to peer-networking, technology, datasets, mentorship, investors and media services throughout the six-months incubation period.

€3.2m of a total of more than €5.5m are still available and we expect about 60 additional open data-focused businesses to join the incubator until August 2016.

If this sounds like you and you would like to join the ODINE programme, check our website. New startups are being recruited every two months on a rolling basis, until August 2016. The next deadline is the 29th of February 2016 and you could be the next one.

If you are interested in applying, make sure you read the Guide for Applicants, which includes detailed For more information on the programme, regarding the application process and some tips on how to draft a great proposal.please read the Guide for Applicants.

ODINE is being delivered by the Open Data Institute (ODI), the University of Southampton, Telefónica, the Guardian, Telefónica Open Future, Fraunhofer, Open Knowledge Foundation (Germany).


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  • Three things every open data startup needs for their business model – 03/02/2016, 14 – 15 CET
  • Funding Methods for Startups – 15/02/2016, 12 – 13 CET
  • Introduction to Open Data Skills, 17/02/2016, 14- 15 CET


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