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DAPSI, the project coordinated by Zabala Innovation, presents its third open call results


Four years after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into action, the power of data portability is not yet fully in people’s hands. Top internet innovators across Europe are working on top-notch ideas and solutions to address this challenge. The 20 more promising proposals have just been announced by the EU project DAPSI – Data Portability & Services Incubator.

From solutions allowing users to sell their data, to components for improving diabetes data interoperability, or software that makes it easy to create and manage forms that respect the digital rights of the people who use it, the variety of areas covered by the selected projects is wide. The innovators behind them are now entering a 9-month journey, to work on their proposed solutions. The programme now reaches a total of 46 solutions supported, selected through three open calls.

In this third and last open call of the DAPSI project, a total of 147 applications were submitted, between the 23rd of September 2021 and the 23rd of November 2021, coming from innovators from 31 different countries. A panel of external experts had the mission to evaluate the proposals received and the process ended up with the selection of 20 new high potential projects to solve data and service portability challenges.

Projects selected by DAPSI

  • Based (The Netherlands) – Next generation scalable real time graph data platform
  • BDI (Estonia, Ukraine) – Biometric Data Interchange
  • CLISK (France) – An open-source personal robot system to easily retrieve your data, on your request, on your device
  • Content Libraries and Editing (Germany) – Enabling novel reuse of online learning content
  • COOLINTEROP (United Kingdom) – Interoperability improvements to LibreOffice Technology & Collabora Online
  • DACAPEDA (Belgium) – Allow organisations to process personal data without having to access or collect it on their systems based on the user’s consent through the “Data Cage”
  • DEIP (United Kingdom) – Discourse Events Integration Plugin
  • DiDaPOSC (Finland) – Diabetes Data Portability through Open-Source Components
  • DYBLI (Switzerland) – Collaborative Offline-first Software Framework
  • 4E (France) – End-to-End Encryption for /e/
  • Groundwork (The Netherlands) – Federated service platform for domain driven application development
  • LiberaForms (Spain) – Free form software
  • MULTIVERSE (Finland) – WeKan multiple Import/Export/Sync to UI Designer
  • OKH P&I (Denmark, Germany and United Kingdom) – Open Know-How data standard for Portability & Interoperability
  • OPF (Germany) – Open Provisioning Framework
  • Place (The Netherlands and United Kingdom) – The open personal knowledge server
  • Profibit (Greece) – Make your data profitable
  • SelectShare (Greece) – Selective IoT data sharing
  • SADS4DDS (Switzerland) – Self-aware data security for digital data sovereignty
  • SSIDDI (Spain) – Self-Sovereign Identity Description, Discovery and Interoperability

Zabala Innovation at DAPSI

The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) is an EU funded project, under the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, to empower top internet innovators to develop human-centric solutions, addressing the challenge of personal data portability on the internet, as foreseen under the GDPR, and make it significantly easier for citizens to have any data which is stored with one service provider transmitted directly to another provider.

The project is operated by 6 experienced partners from Spain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy. Zabala Innovation is the coordinator at this project that aims to foster advanced research in the field of data portability by supporting researchers, SMEs and start-ups or innovators from all over Europe with a 9-month incubation program. During this period, the selected teams will receive financial support (up to 150k€ per team) and a package of services such as coaching and mentoring in the necessary technological and business areas, which will pave the way for them to successfully reach the market with their use cases.


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