The accelerator offers a three-month program, supporting startups with office space, mentoring and coaching, infrastructure, a workspace, and networking. The program runs three times a year, and the winning startups have a chance to travel to Silicon Valley and further grow their business. Investment: The accelerator provides a seed funding of 25,000 Euro against a shareholding in the company of 5% (the investment would be cash against equity, resulting in a valuation of 500,000 Euro). Read more about it in the Terms section.
The objective of the Big Data Laboratory is to carry out research in the domains of big data and data analytics from the perspective of information systems and computer science. Our approach is based on the interdisciplinary binding between data management technologies and analytics. The lab is located in Frankfurt, the financial metropolis of central Europe and targets to be a source of knowledge and expertise both for research and industry applications. As of April 2014 the lab is a member of the Cloudera Academic Program and Cloudera University.
Dataconomy is the leading portal for news, events and expert opinion from the world of data driven technology. Founded in Berlin, a hub for data science innovation, we provide a global network of industry-renowned contributors and local communities all across Europe. We focus on industry giants and disruptive startups alike, looking at only the most interesting applications of data technology. Dataconomy Media GmbH is an internationally recognised press organisation, registered with the DVFJ.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS is Fraunhofer’s “data institute” and one of the most renowned research institutions in the data science area, with an extremely strong track record in data mining, machine learning, semantic technology and information retrieval research, and its applications to big data analytics, enterprise information integration and media analytics, supported by professional software engineering and project management.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is an application-oriented research organization focused on health, security, communication,and the environment.
Grassroots Arts is a consulting and media research company offering the following services: Strategic Consulting, Horizon 2020 Coaching User Test Scenarios, Networking with the creative industries, Research and Business Partner Networking, Project Management and Coordination, Business Modelling, User centred design
Heidelberg University is a research university with a strong international orientation. Besides enhancing its disciplinary strengths, the University places special emphasis on maintaining the dialogue across traditional subject boundaries.
The Helmholtz Association pursues the long-term research goals of state and society to maintain and improve the livelihoods of the population. To do this, the Helmholtz Association conducts top-level research to identify and explore the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.
Deutsche Telekom’s start-up accelerator Hub:raum supports early stage startups in mentoring, seed financing, co-working, and infrastructure. The incubator program is available in Krakow and Berlin. Young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas ranging from mobile payment, e-commerce, IoT, big data to security, cloud solutions, health, video content and more, are welcomed to join the accelerator. FIT 4 Europe, available in Tel Aviv, is a program specifically created to expand business in Europe.
German VC fund Holtzbrinck, founded in 2000, describes itself as "one of the leading independent European early stage funds." Notable investments include Zalando, Groupon, and Delivery Hero.
Idalab is data science consultancy at the frontiers of advanced analytics and strategy, customising AI algorithms and mathematical models to build powerful data tools. The company funded within the ODINE incubation programme, supporting startups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) that build sustainable businesses around open data. (source: ODINE, http://opendataincubator.eu/category/idalab)
L3S is a research center for basic and applied Web Science.
The Max Planck Society conduct basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, and humanities.
Rocket Internet is a behemothic startup factory based in Germany. Led by the Samwer brothers, the public company both incubates startups and invests in them across Europe and the rest of the world, including Delivery Hero and HelloFresh.
The University of Hildesheim became a university in its own right in 1978 and a Foundation under Public Law in 2003 – one of the first of its kind in Germany. The range of subjects covers study courses in Educational and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication, Linguistics and Information Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science.
"The software systems of the future will be characterized by widely distributed, mobile, even ubiquitous use; by the seamless interaction between physical and digital services, data and things; and by continuous adaptation to a rapidly evolving technology and business context. IT systems that are up to these challenges enable digital enterprises to not just cope with frictional changes in their markets, but to take advantage of new business opportunities as they emerge.