BDVA's position paper on “Data Sharing Spaces and Interoperability”!

BDVA is glad to announce the publication of its position paper on “Data Sharing Spaces and Interoperability”. The paper collects inputs and provides insights on how to achieve interoperability in and between data spaces, focused on the importance of metadata as the way to represent the constraints and permissions associated with data.

Workshop with Data Life cycle projects

The introductory workshop, facilitated by BDVA and DSSC, provides a platform for 5 Horizon Europe projects (under HORIZON-CL4-2023-DATA-01-02) to showcase their goals and objectives to a wide and diverse audience, including members of BDVA’s Task Force on Data Spaces and DSSC representatives. These projects will delve into the topic of Data Sharing in the Common EU Data Spaces, engaging industrial stakeholders and others interested in Data Spaces.

Workshop date and time: 15 February 2024, 11:00 to 13:00 CET

The European Commission launched a new AI innovation package

On 24 January 2024, the European Commission has introduced a set of measures aimed at supporting European startups and SMEs in the development of trustworthy AI that aligns with EU values and regulations. The measures announced yesterday materialise Europe's commitment to supporting ethical and trustworthy AI into action through a comprehensive set of strategies to support AI startups and foster innovation.

BDVA, as the private member of the EuroHPC JU, and its Big Data and AI industrial community is very glad to hear about the recently announced package. Alongside BDVA's etami Task Force, the i-Spaces and Data Spaces communities and other partners, we expect to contribute to the Commission's objectives.

Second staff working document on Common European Data Spaces

The European Commission has just released the second staff working document on Common European Data Spaces on 24 January 2024, a publication that provides an update on their status.

The paper gives an update on the enabling EU legislative framework for data spaces. Since the publication of the first SWD, there have been some significant milestones – notably the entry into application of the Data Governance Act, adoption of the Data Act and adoption of the implementing act on high-value datasets. It also presents the state of play of data-space-related EU support actions, including sector- and domain-specific initiatives and the Data Spaces Support Centre (DSSC) - of which BDVA is been a part of.

Vision Paper: European Federation of Data Innovation Spaces (i-Spaces)

BDVA is proud to share the Vision Paper of the European Federation of Data Innovation Spaces (i-Spaces), produced in collaboration with EUHubs4Data. The following paper shares the vision, mission and objectives of the i-Spaces and the Federation of i-Spaces, alongside the unique value proposition that these i-Spaces are providing to Europe.

BDVA Matchmaking on DEP Specialised Master programmes

BDVA organises a members matchmaking on Digital Europe Programme (DEP) Specialised Master programmes, taking place online on 23 January 2024, from 15:00 to 17:00 CET.

The goals of the event are: understanding the existing calls for Specialised Masters Programmes, gathering thoughts and sharing knowledge on the topic, defining synergies and hearing from existing projects and initiatives. We will cover 3 Digital Specialised Calls, which amount to 62 million euro and also talk about other partners and forming consortia. The event is organised by BDVA's Task Force on Skills.

Get ready for the EuroHPC 2024 Summit in Antwerp!

BDVA is honoured to help shape the programme of the EuroHPC Summit 2024, taking place from 18-21 March 2024, in Antwerp, Belgium, under the Belgian presidency. BDVA has a very active Task Force, Integration and Convergence HPC - Big Data - Artificial Intelligence, that focuses on leading several research and innovation activities relevant to both EuroHPC JU and the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, supporting the alignment in between both partnerships communities with the goal to develop common business and research opportunities.

EU Commission launched two calls for contributions on competition in virtual worlds and generative AI

The European Commission has launched this week two calls for contributions on competition in virtual worlds and generative AI. BDVA has been very active in virtual worlds, with projects such as OpenVerse, a new 3-year project that supports the emergence of an open human-centric Metaverse. In the field of generative AI, BDVA is working with top experts on understanding the impact of related policies on European industry and research&innovation, exploring new possible applications of this technology.

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