In 2020 and taking into account the end of the 2014-2020 Multi Annual Financial Framework and the advent of the post 2020 European Commission’s programmes (i.e. Horizon Europe and Digital Europe), BDVA members decided to strengthen the Association by giving it a new mandate, a new name and by expanding its scope and breadth of activities. In 2021, BDVA thus becomes DAIRO.
BDVA is thrilled to announce the official establishment of two new sub-groups under Task Force 7 - Applications, one focusing on automotive and one on energy.
The automotive and energy application areas are extremely important from a data sharing perspective and data driven innovation is affecting them profoundly. The establishment of these two sub-groups will allow BDVA to gather and share expertise on best practices for data sharing within the automotive and energy value chains and to provide input to policy makers and standardisation bodies concerning possible areas of intervention. The two sub-groups will also foster the emergence of communities of practice in these areas within BDVA. Both sub-groups are supported by a large number of BDVA Members who are keen to take part in the activities and to advance the debate on these application areas.
On the 21st of December 2020, BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security.
Through this MoC, the two associations have agreed to:
- Collaborate closely in the definition of joint roadmaps, projects and events concerning AI and Big Data in the security application domain;
- Collaborate further on specific BDVA/DAIRO and EOS activities (e.g. Task Forces, Working groups) bringing together the Security Domain, and Data, Artificial intelligence and also Robotics.
BDVA/DAIRO looks forward to starting 2021 with this newly established cooperation in place and is eager to work closely with EOS.
In case of questions on this collaboration do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
On the 9th of December, the EUHubs4Data project officially launched its first open call for SMEs, start-ups and web entrepreneurs. The call aims at providing support to cross-border data driven experiments which leverage EUHubs4Data data and services catalogue.
If you have an idea for a data driven product or service and you are looking for financial and business support as well as visibility this call is for you! Do not hesitate to get in touch with bdva at firstname.lastname@example.org in case of questions. More information are also available here.
The 11th of December marks the official launch of the TransContinuum Initiative or TCI.
BDVA is proud to participate, together with the ETP4HPC, ECSO, 5G IA, EU-MATHS-IN, CLAIRE, HiPEAC and AIOTI, in the launch of this initiative which aims at developing a vision for the digital continuum and collaborating to establish recommendations for European Research and Innovation funding programmes.
If you have questions on this initiative do not hesitate to write to BDVA at email@example.com.
On the 25th of November, the European Commission officially released its Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance (so-called Data Governance Act). The proposal is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European strategy for data and aims at fostering the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU.
A summary of the measures included in the proposed regulation is available in this factsheet. The full text of the proposed Regulation can be found here and the text of the European Commission's press release here.
On the 4th of February, BDVA/DAIRO organises the first Activity Group meeting of 2021 (AG42). The meeting agenda will focus on the Digital Europe Programme and particularly the Data Sharing Spaces topic, updates from Task Forces, news in terms of collaborations and Horizon Europe as well as on upcoming activities and events.
On the 13th of January 2021 BDVA organised an internal workshop, joined by more than 70 BDVA experts, focusing on the discussion of the Data Governance Act, released by the European Commission in November.
A short intruction on the rules put forward by the Data Governance Act was followed by an open discussion and interactive exercise, the result of which will help to develop a common position on these topics.
The workshop constituted the first occasion for BDVA members to discuss this very relevant legislative proposal and other activities concerning the Data Governance Act will be scheduled in the near future.
If you have questions on this initiative or if you would like to participate in BDVA activities do not hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.