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Scouting and actively supporting companies focusing on the improvement of social and environmental sustainability is why Impact Deal was born, the European acceleration program conceived by OGR Torino, Fondazione CRT and Microsoft.The Data Appeal Company supported the 2022 edition and joined the 2023 Data Club along with TIM, Banca Sella, Fondazione Snam and Città di Torino, BioEnerys and Wind Tre.

Impact Deal: Data and skill enrichment to encourage projects with a positive social and environmental impact

By launching Impact Deal, Fondazione CRT, OGR Torino and Microsoft are creating a system of concrete actions to enhance data and data analyst skills, keeping in mind that any public or private initiative must set measurable objectives for a positive, long-term impact.The mission of Impact Deal is to grow and support entrepreneurial activities, focused on social and environmental sustainability, through the application of data science.2nd call for impact enterprises is open from March 16 to Apr 26 on

Impact Deal 2022 edition – the results

As many as 40 applications were received in 2022 from impact enterprises from 8 countries operating in different sectors: Smart Environment, Smart Cities, IoT, Logistic/Supply Chain, Digital Consciousness, Human Resources Services, Open Innovation, AI, Cultural Heritage, Food, Health, Medical Care, Agriculture, Augmented Mobility, Vehicles and Energy solutions.

There were 12 companies that participated in the first phase of the project, including 7 from Italy and 5 from abroad (from UK, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland).

Among them only a portion were selected for phase 2: Alba Robot, The Newsroom, Pinbike, Virtuosis, Wiseair, Open Impact, Aroundrs.

These companies obtained numerous opportunities for visibility and achieved excellent results both during the course and in the months that followed.

The phases of the acceleration program

After the call for Impact Enterprises, Corporates and Organizations, the selected European companies will access the hybrid acceleration program (face-to-face or online), which is divided into two phases.

  • The first phase, around two months, will consist of training for specific skills in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and entrepreneurship.
  • The second phase, around 3 months, will support companies focusing on accelerating their business through the development of real projects and solutions, enabled by data and with the mentorship of strategic collaborations.

The differentiating factor of Impact Deal is the Data Club, which Data Appeal has joined. This ‘club’ consists of companies and organizations graciously supporting the acceleration of participants by offering their datasets in a collaborative perspective with the aim of generating a constructive and beneficial social and environmental impact.

The second phase will end with a Demo Day in which accelerated companies will showcase their progress to an audience of potential investors with a particular vocation for impact investing.

“We are really happy to take part in the second edition of Impact Deal. It gives us the opportunity to support innovative companies and startups committed to implementing a real paradigm shift. With democratic access to our data, we want to help accelerate the process of change and progress, transforming ideas into concrete tools and actions that are easy to understand and implement and will contribute to social evolution and environmental sustainability.”

Marco Zuffanelli, Sr. Vice President of Sales – The Data Appeal Company

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