TL;DR: We are excited to announce that Datapods has received 270k€ in funding from the "Start-up Transfer.NRW" program, marking a significant step in our mission to empower individuals within the data economy.
Datapods is proud to announce that we’ve received 270k€ in funding from the "Start-up Transfer.NRW" program, supported by the European Union. This funding marks the beginning of our journey to revolutionize individual control and benefits from personal data.
"Start-up Transfer.NRW," a program aimed at converting academic research into market-ready innovation, has selected Datapods as one of its 11 beneficiaries this batch. Administered by the North Rhine-Westphalia state government and financed by the European Union, the program is committed to nurturing ideas with a substantial market impact. Our inclusion in this funding round validates our approach to a user-centric data economy and places us at the forefront of transformation within the data economy.
The 270k€ will be strategically used to accelerate our development and enhance our impact. Our focus will be on advancing our technology and transitioning to full-time operations with our founding team. This funding is a first step towards empowering our users, fostering greater control and ownership of personal data.
As part of the Start-up Transfer.NRW Program, we are more than happy to announce that we’re going to be working with Prof. Dr. Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider as our Mentor. She is one of the most distinguished data law experts in Germany. Her research focusing on data trusts and her extensive network will be pivotal in ensuring our solutions are both innovative and compliant with legal standards.
Become part of the Datapods revolution. If you're passionate about controlling your digital identity and transforming the data economy, we invite you to join our waitlist. Be the first to know when our app launches and play a vital role in shaping our solutions.
Press Release University of Bonn: https://www.uni-bonn.de/de/neues/247-2023