BDVA labelled i-spaces 2020

The Big Data Value Association advertises and grants a label for European Data Innovation Spaces and Hubs to help drive forward Big Data adoption and AI based innovation 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 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.

The BDVA i-Spaces group is composed of the following members: 

Data Innovation Space


Testing in a flexible full-scale datacenter - without having to invest with access to massive amounts of research data and add a stand-by team of world-leading scientists at your disposal, contributing to your innovation. That is SICS ICE

Embedded in the Italian national HPC center, Cineca i-Space operates at the intersection of Big Data, HPC and Deep Learning technologies to support research and innovation with the most advanced infrastructure, tools, services and skills

Know-Center Graz was founded in 2000 within the framework of the COMET K1-program and became Austria's leading research center for data-driven business innovative information and communication technologies

A Centre to build, develop and provide tools, data sets and value-added Big Data and Data Analytics capabilities to enable companies defining, testing and validating Big Data models before its final implementation

TeraLab provides AI & Big Data “one stop shop” support to Research organizations, web innovators, Startups, Mid Caps and Large group, as well as Governmental and Education organizations

Competence Centre providing advanced technology for business, data-driven innovation to improve company competitiveness and to create a more intelligent, sustainable and global society

EGI is a federation of data centres set up to deliver advanced computing services for research

CeADAR is the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence, a market-driven technology centre for the development, and deployment of data analytics and AI technology and innovation for the benefit of industry

Enhancing the innovation via HPC & Cognitive Systems













SDIL bridges the gap between cutting-edge research and industrial big data applications


Methods and technologies for digital change and investigates the effects of digitisation in order to derive options for action, recommendations and innovation strategies for business, politics and society

A model for strategic research coordination between parallel research groups, aimed to develop large-scale technical centres that produce higher quality results collectively

Develop and orchestrate a digital innovation ecosystem in order to match the opportunities and challenges faced by SMEs in the region with commercial-ready solutions on big data management, artificial intelligence-empowered analytics and IoT

A reference DIH in Europe contributing to the digitization of industry by transforming companies and public administration through Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and being respectful with the social, legal and ethical aspects of these technologies

 Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme that helps businesses access the computation power and expertise they need to develop and build machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions

Create and provide advanced high performance computing tools, addressing the real-life demand of Polish manufacturing companies

Rapid prototyping & novel technologies demonstration infrastructure resembling a real domestic building where occupants can experience actual living scenarios while exploring various innovating smart IoT-based technologies with provided Energy, Health, Big Data, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services


Business gateway to a smarter IT export, and driving force to help Latvian tech companies grow strong and enter new markets