BDVA labelled I-Spaces

The Big Data Value Association advertised and granted a label for European Innovation Spaces to help drive forward Big Data adoption across all domains within European industry. Every year, existing hubs can obtain a label as a “BDVA i-Space”, after an evaluation process based on a comprehensive criterion catalogue. The new label is granted in three grades: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These grades are aligned with the maturity and potential impact of the candidates in five main domains: Excellence of infrastructure, Quality of Services, Projects and sectors, Impact to Eco System and Business model.

At the BDVA Big Data Summit in Valencia (November 2016), the first five i-Spaces were awarded with this new label. BDVA i-Space Silver Labels have been granted to the Know-Center (Austria), Smart Data innovation Lab - SDIL (Germany), SICS ICE (Sweden), TeraLab (France). A Bronze Label was granted to EURECAT (Spain).

Find here below further information about the BDVA labelled I-Spaces: 

BDVA i-Space
The Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) offers big data researchers unique access to a large variety of big data and in-memory technologies. Industry and science collaborate closely to find hidden value in big data and generate smart data. Projects focus on the strategic research areas of Industry 4.0, Energy, Smart Cities and personalized Medicine.
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Teralab is a Big Data platform developed within the framework of the PIA. It has the role of hosting efforts to enhance the value of industrial data in partnership with laboratories or collaborative projects. It has been operational for more than 3 years and offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and tools. TeraLab's infrastructure is secure, sovereign and neutral. It provides the necessary security guarantees for industrial partners so that they can make available, within a defined framework, their high-value data for research or innovation projects.
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Know-Center  is Austria's leading research center for data-driven business and big data analytics. It conducts applied and interdisciplinary research in the field of computer science in the areas of data-driven business, big data and cognitive computing. To that end, Know-Center works closely with the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science of Graz University of Technology. Specific research topics include search technologies, machine learning methods and knowledge extraction from large data sets, presentation and visualisation of massive amounts of information, efficient use of information in social media channels, as well as contextualisation and personalisation of information.
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RISE SICS North ICE is a unique national datacenter built for cloud and big data research by SICS North Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology. The objective of the project is to support all universities and industry in Sweden with a large-scale datacenter infrastructure and cloud facility for research, test and demonstration.
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The Big Data Centre of Excellence in Barcelona is an initiative led by Eurecat which has been launched in February 2015 with the support of the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona City Council and Oracle. The Big Data CoE constructs, evolves, integrates and makes available to companies differential Big Data-related specialised knowledge, tools, data sets and infrastructures that will allow them to define, experiment with and validate Big Data models and their impact on business, as well as define innovative solutions within a collaborative framework with key agents from the sector.
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See here the news item for the I-Spaces labelled ceremony on November 30th, including some pictures.

Besides these examined and labelled i-Spaces, the BDVA identified other initiatives that implemented the general idea of an i-Space but are not labelled yet.

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