BDV Meetup Sofia 2018 report

The first Big Data Value Meetup, a 3 days event organized in Sofia (Bulgaria) in May 2018 by the Big Data Value Association, BDVe project and Mozaika, gathered the European Big Data community to discuss and exchange thoughts, ideas and insights about the present and the future of the data driven economy.

A BETTER project for exploiting Big Data in Earth Observation

Big-data Earth observation Technology and Tools Enhancing Research and development is an EU-H2020 research and innovation project, started in November 2017 to the end of October 2020.
The project’s main objective is to implement Big Data solutions (denominated as Data Pipelines) based on the usage of large volumes and heterogeneous Earth Observation datasets. 

Horizon Europe: The European Commission proposal for EU 2021-2027 Research and Innovation Programme

On June 7th 2018, the European Commission announced its proposal of €100 billion for for research and innovation the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.

Horizon Europe will introduce the following main new features:

BDVA welcomes new members

On the 14th of May 2018, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 2 new associate members: Ertico ITS Europe and Quantos Statistics & information systems. Additionally, RISE SICS, the leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden, founded in 1985 and associate member of BDVA since March 2016, upgraded its membership to becomse a BDVA FULL member

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