BDVA and NESSI sign a Memorandum of Collaboration
On November 27th 2019, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI) have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) in Brussels.
This MoC expresses the intention of BDVA and NESSI to strengthen collaboration in the areas of Technology roadmap development. In particular the scope of this collaboration includes:
- Shaping the European Agenda by joining forces in developing strategic roadmaps, papers, pilots and other joint activities to further research, innovation and value creation using software and software technologies and data, big data and AI technologies in the Digital Economy.
- Work jointly on the identification of research, innovation and deployment challenges and opportunities for software and services in AI systems, including software architectures and software engineering methodologies for AI systems.
- Support in a joint manner, and in collaboration with the European Commission, initiatives to improve advanced digital skills and expand the digitally skilled labour force in those areas of common interest.
The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with over 200 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organizations. BDVA is the private counterpart to the European Commission to implement the Big Data Value PPP program. BDVA is also a private member of the EuroHPC JU and one of the main promoters of the future AI, Data and Robotics Partnership.
The mission of the BDVA is to develop the Innovation Ecosystem that will enable the data-driven digital transformation in Europe delivering maximum economic and societal benefit, and, achieving and sustaining Europe’s leadership on Big Data Value creation and Artificial Intelligence.
BDVA enables existing regional multi-partner cooperation, to collaborate at European level through the provision of tools and know-how to support the co-creation, development and experimentation of pan-European data-driven applications and services, and knowhow exchange.
NESSI is the European Technology Platform, for this new Digital Information Society and Economy powered by software and services and data. NESSI promotes that software, services, and data are key enablers to help resolve European societal and economic challenges across all sectors, both private and public, such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, and healthcare.
The main aim of NESSI is to promote research, development and innovation in the field of software, data and digital services in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the European industry in this field and represent industry and other organizations active in this field.