DMS Accelerator aims at overcoming the barriers of data-centrics SMEs and start-ups in Europe in data skills, entrepreneurial opportunities, legal issues and standardisation. To that end, all startups seeking a new boost in the European market are encouraged to apply to this new DMS Accelerator open call.

To help improve their skills, the 50 selected startups, spanning all European Union countries, are entitled to benefit from a series of free services taught by the member organizations of the DMS Accelerator. These services are split into five different categories: investment, acceleration, legal training, standardization and data skills. Services are delivered through diverse channels: webinars (investment, content, data protection), mentoring and coaching sessions with specialists, mobility programs, matchmaking with investors, and promotion at events such as The Next Web, South Summit, Smart City Solutions, Pixel Camps, etc.

A video showcasing all services provided to startups during the 1st call is available at

In order to apply to this 2nd call, the data-specialized startups should be part of the European Union. The application is done via a form available to from March 16 to May 31:

DMS Accelerator is a consortium comprised of several organizations (such as ERCIM/W3C) that aim to help SMEs and startups specialized in data to overcome existing barriers in markets.  This project is funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020.

Data Market Services 2nd Open Call

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