Questions

General guidelines

Before you start completing this application, have a look at the challenges (datapitch.eu/challenges/) and the guide for applicants (datapitch.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PUBLIC_Guide-for-applicants-call-2018.pdf) to understand what is required from you. All documents required for the application can be found here : drive.google.com/open

Section 1: Select a Challenge

Please select one challenge per application. If you wish to apply for more than one challenge you need to create separate applications.

Section 2: Basic Information

Section 3: Proposal

All questions must be answered according to the instructions provided by Data Pitch. The questions help us assess your idea better; they make sure that you, the applicant is aware of the types of information we are looking for when judging whether your application deserves to be funded. The evaluation criteria we will follow match these questions; more information about the evaluation is available in the guide for applicants. When completing the form, please note these rules: 1. Answer each question. If you think a question does not apply to your case, explain briefly why. 2. Be clear and concise and respect the instructions about the length of each answer. The clarity of your writing will be a critical factor in convincing the reviewers that your company deserves to be shortlisted for a face-to-face interview. Feel free to use bullet points instead of full sentences or descriptive paragraphs when relevant. 3. Write for an informed audience that is familiar with the general context of the data challenge you respond to, but not with the particulars of your business, data value chain, or market. 4. The online form does not support any visual elements, for example, figures or tables. You will be allowed to use those if you are shortlisted for an interview. 5. Do not include any links to external documents to answer the question unless we ask you to. Your proposal must be self-contained and describe everything you want us to know about your idea. 6. One of the questions in Section 3 asks you to submit a 1-minute video with the answer. This helps us get to know your team better. 7. The budget must be for the 6-months accelerator period and for an amount <= €100.000. Proposals that do not respect one or more of the above rules will be declared non-eligible and discarded without a review. Instructions for completing Team and Budget In the team and budget section, you will be asked to tell us why we should fund your team. The answer to this question must be provided via a short video (1 minute long). The video should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted or Vimeo as private with the URL added into the application. The quality of the video will not be judged and we do not expect any edits or effects. Please include key team members who will be involved in building your solution in the video. Videos will not be watched for longer than 1minute. Please complete the revenue forecast question and add a brief justification (one paragraph) for your forecast (e.g., customers, pricing, and market size) in the relevant field. Please provide a breakdown of how you will use the funding for personnel, subcontracting, travel, equipment, and other goods and services. Then, provide a short explanation of what you are going to spend the funds on (e.g., CEO salary, subcontract legal advice, travel to a customer meeting etc.). When completing the budgetary section, please respect the following rules; your application might be rejected if you fail to do so: Describe only costs that are covered by Data Pitch. Remember that a flat overhead rate of 25% is applied to costs (except subcontracting).

Further information

The reference document containing all the relevant information about the Data Pitch competition is the guide for applicants. You will find a copy of this document in the guide. Consult our FAQ for specific questions. A guide for better writing: The Day You Became A Better Writer dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/the_day_you_bec.html Full guidelines can be found here : drive.google.com/open

1. Idea

1.1 Strength and novelty of the idea

 1.2 Data value chain

1.3 Outputs

2. Impact

2.1 Value proposition and potential scale

2.2 Market opportunity and timing

2.3 What impact will your solution have

3. Team and budget

 3.1 Knowledge and skills of the team

  1. Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)

 3.2 Capacity to realise the idea

3.3 Revenue forecasts

Please complete the revenue forecast question and add a brief justification (one paragraph) for your forecast (e.g., customers, pricing, and market size) in the relevant field.

Revenue forecasts

2018

2019

2020

3.4 Budget for the accelerator period (6 months)

Please give a breakdown of how you will use the funding for personnel, subcontracting, travel, equipment, and other goods and services. Respect the following rules. Your application might be declared non-eligible if you fail to do so: 1. Describe costs only for the six months accelerator: 6 months and for a maximum of €100 000. 2. Remember that a flat overhead rate of 25% is applied to costs (except subcontracting). 3. Remember that due to European regulation, only 15% of purchased equipment can be reimbursed. Consult the guide for applicants for more details on eligible and reimbursed costs.

Section 4: Documents