Are you looking to leverage your data assets profitably & collaborate with startups?

Find the best startup for your business

WHAT DATAHUB RUHR CAN DO FOR YOU
Our experts help you identify your data potential and specific use cases
We use a global open call for tenders to find the right start-ups
Independent application review and start-up matchmaking
Your specific use case is implemented within three months
"The data hub will be a great opportunity for us to get in touch with young committed founders and learn from each other. We expect an intense collaboration and a deep insight in the art of number crunching."
Dr. Rainer Fuchs
Head of Strategy, VIVAWEST
"If you work on a topic for a long time, you develop a narrow view. Therefore, Startups can help to bring in new perspectives and ideas and help to optimize processes."
Torsten Frank
Managing Director, NetConnect Germany
"For us, the Data Hub Ruhr program is a bridge into the international competition for digital experts. The program enabled us to actually work with our existing data and to create new ways of data thinking. This has worked brilliantly with our use cases and generated a significant improvement for our citizens and staff."
Dr. Frank Dudda
Mayor of the city of Herne
"We were particularly impressed with the speed of the Data Hub program: from problem to initial results within six months is rather unusual within corporate surroundings."
Udo Goecke
Digital Strategist, Evonik
"It was a fantastic collaboration and a concept we would be happy to participate in again."
Eike Klingsch
Vonovia
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
Full service
and support from DataHub experts in choosing start-ups
A reputation
as an innovation leader in high-profile success stories
Top-level exchange
with start-ups and other partner companies
OUR APPROACH TO DATA INNOVATION

PREVIOUS CHALLENGES & OUTCOMES

Several successful matchmaking rounds have already been completed over the past few years, with start-ups working with partner companies to successfully develop data-driven business models. Use cases cover a wide range of sectors, including issues involving post-mining, data-driven agriculture, error detection and resolution in gas and energy planning, building renovation, and tax auditing.
Stay competitive - with data thinking!
WHY DATAHUB RUHR MATTERS
72%
of businesses believe big data/smart data will be a major issue in the next three years.
76%
of businesses say they do not have enough qualified employees to cope with digital transformation.
64%
of businesses rely on collaboration with start-ups to meet the challenges associated with digitalization.
OUR PARTNER COMPANIES AND OUR NETWORK

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Felix Schröder
Program Manager DataHub Ruhr

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We have made it our mission to boost data innovation in the B2B and industrial sectors. Become a member of our DataHub Ruhr network to receive all the latest information about exciting challenges and matchmaking events in the Ruhr region.

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Felix Schröder
Program Manager DataHub Ruhr