The Open Data Incubator Europe (ODINE) is an EU-funded program to help startups as well as small and medium enterprises build things (and businesses) with open data:
Startups that join the program receive up to EUR100K in funding as well as access to peer-networking, technology, datasets, mentorship, VC investors and media coverage.
I was kindly invited to join the ODINE evaluation committee as one of about 20 independent members to regularly review the applications.
Onboarding is happening now, the first round of evaluations is about to start.
I’m very happy to be part of this initiative which looks very promising, and help promote the ideals and positive effects of open data.
For a big of background, check out the ODINE website or this Guardian announcement that the second round of applications just opened.
Disclosure: There is an allowance for the required time. Here is a list of other affiliations.