The European Data Incubator (EDI) is committed to HOPU's talent in its incubator

The SME HOPU as one of the companies of EDI, a European incubator to foster the use of Big Data in innovative products and services.

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European Data Incubator

EDI is a data incubator to support SMEs developing solutions based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Thanks to the collaboration with relevant companies such as  EMASESA (Sevilla), EDP, RACC o Volkswagen Navarra, EDI supports Startups and SMEs in its mentoring programme to develop new products and services. 

In this programme, led by the University of Deusto, Zabala Innovation Consulting, FS6, Engineering and ETventure Startup Hub, the different SMEs interact with big data providers and thus expand their catalogue of services. The programme is in the pilot phase, working with 18 companies across Europe. Among them is the SME from the Region of Murcia HOPU and others of great European relevance such as Starkdata, Verchable o WearHealth.

HOPU, the SME from the Region of Murcia that is part of the European Data Incubator

Through this incubation programme, HOPU is working together with EMASESA, the Metropolitan Water Supply and Sanitation Company of Seville, to develop a platform that uses all its data and Artificial Intelligence to optimise its internal management processes. 

HOPU is a company located in Ceutí, dedicated to innovative technological development for Smart Cities. With a team of 30 people, this young company is already present in more than 6 countries, including Belgium, Sweden, France, Germany, Argentina and Spain.

"Thanks to EDI we have the opportunity to work with companies like EMASESA, listen to their needs first hand and adapt this development to the client in a more agile way" Javier Sanchez, Platform Developer at HOPU.

As future steps in HOPU's line of work with EDI, we are working on developing a platform to examine the effects of heat islands in Seville on water consumption in single-family homes.

Andrea Gómez & Antonio J. Jara

CMO & CEO, HOPU (HOP Ubiquitous S.L.)

Andrea Gómez (CMO). She has a strong experience in creativity/design, marketing and communication. She holds a Master in research & dissemination of the Cultural Heritage and a PhD in Communication / Marketing about Smart Destinations, which verses about the use of ICTs for the dissemination and protection of the cultural heritage based on the needs of the new generations as Millennials, Z and Hashtags. Andrea works actively in product/service development, working on solutions that are focused on the final users (citizens & visitors) with methodologies as Design Thinking & co-creation, developing solutions that are directly based on the social & cultural needs. /// Antonio J. Jara (CEO), founder of HOP Ubiquitous S.L. (, and chair of Data Quality and IoT in IEEE. He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), Spain. These PhD results present a novel way to connect objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also carried out a MBA and entrepreneurship formation in the ENAE business school and UCAM (2012). He received entrepreneurship awards from ENAE (sponsored by SabadellCAM financial services), emprendeGo (sponsored by Spanish government), IPSO Alliance Award (Sponsored by Google) for its disruptive innovation in the IoT, selected and mentored by the acceleration program FIWARE. Antonio Jara as part of HOPU is focused on the Smart Cities market with solutions for citizens engagements and environmental monitoring (air quality sensors). Antonio Jara has also participated in over 100 international events about Internet of Things as Speaker, over 100 international publications / papers (~5000 citations and impact factor h=37), he holds several patents in the IoT domain and finally he has advised in the IoT domain to companies such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.