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Digital Innovation Challenge - second info session

Digital Innovation Challenge

The Digital Innovation Challenge invites SMEs and startups, providers of digital services across Europe, to propose innovative services and solutions based on the European Commission open and reusable solutions. The Challenge is particularly targeted at Digital SMEs and startups that would like to accelerate their digitally-enabled growth and leverage on already existing components that provide basic capabilities to facilitate the delivery of digital, interoperable, cross-border and cross-domain services and solutions.

The second information session about the Challenge will take place on 30 January 2020 at 11.00 CET.

Portfolio of solutions to help you create new services

The Commission offers a portfolio of open and reusable solutions with basic capabilities to facilitate the delivery of digital services in an interoperable manner across borders and sectors.

To participate in the Challenge, you can therefore work with ISA² solutions such as Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile (CPSV-AP), Data Catalogue Vocabulary Application Profile (DCAT-AP), Core Vocabularies, EU Survey, Test Bed, LEOS or Joinup Licensing Assistant.

Should you decide to take part in the Challenge, you will start by first developing a concept of a service or solution that can:

  • Reinforce your service offering by using standards-based solutions
  • Facilitate cross-border operations and tap into pan-European markets
  • Reach a higher level of security, interoperability and compliance of the services and solutions offered

SMEs and startups can win EUR 50.000 (first place), EUR 20.000 (second place) and EUR 10.000 (third place).

Through this Challenge, the European Commission aims to experiment with new ways for engaging with SMEs and startups to re-imagine how open and reusable solutions are created and promoted, stimulate awareness and, ultimately, increase their adoption.

Want to sign up?

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2020, 12.00 pm Brussels time

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 17:00