OGR Torino, Fondazione CRT and Microsoft present Impact Deal; an acceleration program for European enterprises with a social and environmental mission.

The new data-collaboration ecosystem will offer to the selected companies training, mentorship, resources, and datasets (open and proprietary) coming from a group of private and public entities (The Data Club).

With Impact Deal, OGR Torino, Fondazione CRT and Microsoft are launching a system of concrete actions to enhance data and data skills, based on the awareness that today any public or private, profit or non-profit initiative needs to set its own measurable objectives towards an effective long-term impact.

The project, developed in partnership with TOP-IX, The Data Science for Social Good Center (c/o OGR Torino), Impact Hub, Ashoka and The Data Appeal Company will be held in the OGR Tech inside the OGR Torino’s hub for innovation and applied research.

The approach will be open, neutral and multilateral, and will allow business players, traditional investors, mentors, experts in Data Science to meet each other, in the perspective of economic, social and environmental sustainability and aiming at developing specialized professionals.

A group of companies, organizations, and public and private bodies brought together under the name Data Club will play a key role in the program, effectively making business acceleration possible for the selected impact enterprises, by offering their datasets in a collaborative perspective, with the goal of generating social and environmental impact. The founding core of the Data Club includes Banca Sella, Fondazione Snam and Città di Torino.

The starting point of the initiative will be the call for impact enterprises – open from February 3 to April 3, 2022 – where a maximum of 12 European companies will be selected to access the acceleration program, divided into two phases.

The first phase, lasting about two months, will focus on a journey to provide specific skills in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and impact entrepreneurship. 

In the second phase, lasting about 3 months, 3 to 5 startups will be selected and the aim will be on accelerating the business through the development of real projects and solutions enabled by data thanks to the mentorship and strategic collaborations.

The final step will be a Demo Day where the “accelerated” companies will show their progresses to an audience of potential investors with a particular vocation for impact investing.