SERVICES

Services

Our portfolio of services for Data Market Services is based on our experience when working with data-centric startups and SMEs across different initiatives at national and EU levels on different verticals. The following sub-sections provide a clear overview of our related initiatives in different fields as acceleration and incubation of data-centric companies, standardization trainings, legal & IPR capacitation, data skills, trust-building, etc. There are obviously other initiatives somehow related to our programmes, without our participation. The following categories provide a summary of the services and the targeted companies in the portfolio that will be receiving them.

Fundraising

Public fundraising and venture capital match-making

Facilitate the discovery of public funding opportunities to data-centric SMEs. There are several instruments that could support SMEs in developing the last activities before commercialisation and speeding up the launch of new products/services to market as well as the networking with other stakeholders. Moreover, the traditional SMEs engaged regularly in R&D tend to be focused on very specific programmes (SME Instrument, a specific call or programme, etc.) and are not aware of the global picture and the different sources for public funding.

Promote connections among the companies in our portfolio and relevant private investors like Business Angels, Venture Capitalists and Corporate Venture Capital funds. One of the current needs of start-ups (scale-ups) is the need for capital once reaching growth stages in the companies. Raising funds from investors is an art on itself and requires training and good connections in order not to fail. Based on the Investors being part of the Advisory Board of the project, several related actions are foreseen as a service.

Acceleration

Entrepreneurial training, acceleration and incubation mobility programme and mentoring

Provide training in different non-tech skills required for the start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop their business adequately. The acceleration programmes usually provided an added value to start-ups thanks to the different set of skills they help training, rather than the technological development aspects that start-ups usually master. To that aim, part of our offering will include a set of training in different skills (other than data-related ones).

 

Facilitate the mobility of early-stage start-ups across different entrepreneurship hubs and programmes in Europe. Scaling up means connections and discovery of new markets. To facilitate this process to the validating and scaling companies in the portfolio a free office space, connections and participation in acceleration programmes from 4 different ecosystems will be offered to start-ups. This will facilitate mobility and generation of a true data-centric network of companies across Europe.

 

To grant access to top mentors in a variety of disciplines. External advisors and mentors play a very important role in start-up growth. A good mentor is not a trainer but a sherpa in the way that can show “how to fish instead of giving the fish” to the start-ups.

Standards Legal

IPR for entrepreneurs, GDPR training and standards awareness.

Train and coach high tech SMEs and institutions across Europe in handling and exploiting intellectual assets. For start-ups who are interested in protecting and exploiting intellectual assets created through their innovation. The service will provide inspiration to start-ups, who wish to harvest economical value from their intellectual assets, but do not have legal or business resources of their own.

Train and coach high tech SME’s and institutions across Europe in making their services GDPR compliant. SMEs need to understand to use the GDPR to their benefit. The Service will help them to create trustworthy, secure and resilient services and thus single themselves out in the global market. Secondly, most bigger corporation nowadays require their subcontractors to give them assurance concerning data protection, especially as data processors. The Service will show them how to do this.

Train and coach high tech SME’s in the standardisation arena. In the data market, startups benefit enormously from standards in data formats, from standardised protocols, in short, from the existing level playing field. In order to benefit fully, startups have to understand the level playing field they are operating in.

Promotion

Marketing for startups and TNW package

Train and support startup and SME companies in developing marketing skills to ease the go-to-market phase of their products and services. Based on Ogilvy’s own methodology, companies will be trained on how to set up objectives, how to determine their targets, where and how to communicate with them and how to set a digital communications environment.

To use the available channels by TNW to promote the success cases of our portfolio of established companies. Promotion in the right places is a must for companies willing to succeed. To that aim, TNW will offer a free exposure package to the establishing companies through their networks.

Data Skills

Data science academy and trust building tools.

To provide access to the existing contents provided in the SDSA (Southampton Data Science Academy) to reduce the data and digital skills gap. Skills make and break a new venture, but good training is usually expensive, and startups and SMEs often find it difficult to identify courses that fit their needs. To that aim Data Market Services will provide access to one of the top platforms on data skills acquisition.

To generate trust for the companies making use of shared data in their business. The sharing and exploitation of data is only possible if stakeholders can trust each other to protect the data and use it according to their wishes. Trust is a response to risk, in which one stakeholder accepts that another will protect them from risks, of which they may or may not have explicitly recognized.

Fundraising

Public fundraising and venture capital match-making.

Facilitate the discovery of public funding opportunities to data-centric SMEs. There are several instruments that could support SMEs in developing the last activities before commercialisation and speeding up the launch of new products/services to market as well as the networking with other stakeholders. Moreover, the traditional SMEs engaged regularly in R&D tend to be focused on very specific programmes (SME Instrument, a specific call or programme etc.) and are not aware of the global picture and the different sources for public funding.

Promote connections among the companies in our portfolio and relevant private investors like Business Angels, Venture Capitalists and Corporate Venture Capital funds. One of the current needs of start-ups (scale-ups) is the need for capital once reaching growth stages in the companies. Raising funds from investors is an art on itself and requires training and good connections in order not to fail. Based on the Investors being part of the Advisory Board of the project, several related actions are foreseen as a service.

Acceleration

Entrepreneurial trainings, acceleration and incubation mobility programme and mentoring.

Provide trainings in different non-tech skills required for the start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop their business adequately. The acceleration programmes usually provided an added value to start-ups thanks to the different set of skills they help training, rather than the technological development aspects that start-ups usually master. To that aim, part of our offering will include a set of trainings in different skills (other than data-related ones).

Facilitate the mobility of early stage start-ups across different entrepreneurship hubs and programmes in Europe. Scaling up means connections and discovery of new markets. To facilitate this process to the validating and scaling companies in the portfolio a free office space, connections and participation in acceleration programmes from 4 different ecosystems. This will facilitate mobility and generation of a true data-centric network of companies across Europe.

To grant access to top mentors in a variety of disciplines. External advisors and mentors play a very important role in start-up growth. A good mentor is not a trainer but sherpa in the way that can show “howto fish instead of the fish” to the start-ups.

Standards Legal

IPR for entrepreneurs, GDPR training and standards awareness.

Train and coach high tech SMEs and institutions across Europe in handling and exploiting intellectual assets. For start-ups who are interested in protecting and exploiting intellectual assets created through their innovation. The service will provide inspiration to start-ups, who wish to harvest economical value from their intellectual assets, but do not have legal or business resources of their own.

Train and coach high tech SME’s and institutions across Europe in making their services GDPR compliant. SMEs need to understand to use the GDPR to their benefit. The Service will help them to create trustworthy, secure and resilient services and thus single themselves out in the global market. Secondly, most bigger corporation nowadays require their subcontractors to give them assurance concerning data protection, especially as data processors. The Service will show them how to do this.

Train and coach high tech SME’s in the standardisation arena. In the data market, startups benefit enormously from standards in data formats, from standardised protocols, in short, from the existing level playing field. In order to benefit fully, startups have to understand the level playing field they are operating in.

Promotion

Marketing for startups and TNW package.

Train and support startup and SME companies in developing marketing skills to ease the got-o-market phase of their products and services. Based on Ogilvy’s own methodology, companies will be trained on how to set up objetectives, how to determine their targets, where and how communicate with them and how to set a digital communications evironment.To use the available channels by TNW to promote the success cases of our portfolio of establishing companies.Promotion in the right places is a must for companies willing to succeed. To that aim, TNW will offer a free exposure package to the establishing companies through their networks.

Data Skills

Data science academy and trust building tools.

To provide access to the existing contents provided in the SDSA (Southampton Data Science Academy) to reduce the data and digital skills gap. Skills make and break a new venture, but good training is usually expensive, and startups and SMEs often find it difficult to identify courses that fit their needs. To that aim Data Market Services will provide access to one of the top platforms on data skills acquisition.

To generate trust for the companies making use of shared data in their business. The sharing and exploitation of data is only possible if stakeholders can trust each other to protect the data and use it according to their wishes. Trust is a response to risk, in which one stakeholder accepts that another will protect them from risks, of which they may or may not have explicitly recognized.

Categories

The previous services will be divided into two categories: “scheduled” that will group the services presented in a massive way and on a specific date; and “personalized” where you will find those destined to a smaller number of companies, whose recipients will obtain a more direct benefit.

Scheduled

Personalized

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