"New developments such as the cloud, the Internet of Things and big data can thrive in Europe and that citizens, innovative web entrepreneurs and other businesses can take full advantage of their potential."
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
The European Commission launched the Digital Opportunity Traineeships, a pilot project that will offer students of all disciplines on-the-job digital skills training in participating companies.
Interested students and recent graduates can apply through their university, according to the timing and mechanisms established by the university for Erasmus+ traineeships.
On 15th March 2018, BDVA Members met in Brussels for discussing and brainstorming about key topics. Some TFs parallel sessions took place already on the 14th of March, co-located with the Board of Directors meeting.
The Bulgarian Presidency event, co-organised with the European Commission, on High Performance Computing will take place in Sofia on the 19th April 2018.
The 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing will take place in Bilbao from the 15th to the 17th October 2018.
IoT Week is a global event dedicated to IoT, organized annually since 2011. This year edition will take place at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao, from June 4th to June 7th, 2018 gathering top experts, innovators and stakeholders in the Internet of Things. The event will explore new territories of such domain, including: Emerging IoT and development; IoT and Big Data; 5G convergence; IoT and Smart Cities; Artificial Intelligence and IoT; IoT Security and Data Protection; IoT Market and Business Model; Smart Farming and Food Security; IoT and advanced Manufacturing.
The European Commission launched a call for feedback to research and innovation stakeholders for collecting views on different aspects of future research and innovation missions. The results will feed into the preparatory work for the post-2020 EU R&I programme and its implementation.
The upcoming BDVA Activity Group Meeting will take place on the 15th of March in Brussels with some parallel sessions taking place already on the 14th of March co-located with the Board of Directors meeting. This activity group meeting will address several topics through different workshops in areas such as transparency in algorithms, data benchmarking, state beyond of the art in all Big Data technical priorities, IoT-Big Data technology integration, Data Spaces Smart Manufacturing Industries and AI.