BDVA submitted its position paper concerning the upcoming Framework Programme 9 (FP9).
A strong data economy is emerging in Europe with large companies and SMEs clearly seeing the fundamental potential of Big Data Value and AI for causing disruptive change in markets and business models. Digital platforms dominate value creation across all sectors and they are at the heart of the digital economy. Business dynamics are changing and usage of data will define global competitiveness. To secure its (industrial) prosperity, Europe needs industrial leadership in Data Platforms and AI Platforms, and in the fields of technology that are key for the development and operations of Data / AI platforms.
The European Big Data Value community will gather the 16th of May in Sofia, Bulgaria, in an event organised by the Big Data Value PPP, with the twofold objective of strengthening collaborations among community members and increasing the visibility and awareness about the PPP in East Europe in general and Bulgaria in particular.
The European Commission, under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is organising the Digital Day 2018 which will take place in Brussels on 10th April 2018.
BDVA is growing and continuously receiving new membership applications! On the 28th of March, BDVA General Assembly officially admitted 10 new members from the Industry/SME and the Academia/Research based in 9 different countries: Sweden, Germany (2), France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain and Serbia.
The European Data Incubators, an Innovation Action project part of the Big Data Value PPP, opened its first open call for European start-ups and SMEs willing to sort out actual business challenges from a myriad of data providers.
The Discussion Paper for BDVA and EFFRA Research & Innovation roadmap is now public!
Today, at the European DEI Stakeholder Forum in Paris, BDVA has signed bilateral collaboration agreements with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and with the Alliance of internet of the Things Innovation (AIOTI), to align their activities, roadmaps and outcomes to support accelerating the digital transformation of industry in Europe.
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.