From The Guardian:
The European Union has committed €14.4m (£11m) [$17.84m] towards open data with projects and institutions lead by the Open Data Institute (ODI), Southampton University, the Open University and Telefonica.
The funding, announced today at the ODI Summit being held in London, is the largest direct investment into open data startups globally and will be used to fund three separate schemes covering startups, open data research and a new training academy for data science.
Money from the €14.4m will be divided into three sections. Through the EU’s €80 billion Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding, €7.8m will be used to fund the 30-month Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODInE) for open data startups modelled on the ODI’s UK open data startup incubator that has been running since 2012.
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