BDVA has published its response to the White paper on Artificial Intelligence: "a European approach to Excellence and Trust". BDVA welcomes this whitepaper as there is a clear need for a solid AI European approach based on European values. The aspiration contained within this document for Europe to “become a global leader in innovation in the data economy and its applications” is strongly supported by BDVA. A comprehensive and functioning Data Strategy is a prerequisite to any AI Policy and regulation. The general broad policy perspective of this whitepaper is also very well-received. The AI Whitepaper is very much in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. Find BDVA's response to the White paper on AI here.
BDVA has published its response to the European Data Strategy published by the European Commission last February 19th. BDVA welcomes the European Data Strategy as the natural evolution of the data innovation ecosystem within Europe. The Data Strategy leverages the work of the Big Data Value PPP to support Large Industry working together with SMEs and research organisations in a critical mix needed to deliver both economic and societal impact to Europe in areas including mobility, manufacturing, bio- economy, health, energy, environment, smart cities and infrastructures, food, finance, media and farming. Find BDVA's response to the European Data Strategy here.
On the 8th of July, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 19 new members, among which there are 5 Full Members and 14 Associate Members.
The Spansih Big Data and AI Inter-platform initiative, promoted and coordinated by PLANETIC (Spanish technological platform on the ICT sector), has generated a whitepaper to describe the current state of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Spanish scenario, with the aim to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
This whitepaper describes the Spanish positioning in AI regarding the European strategy, presenting the national and regional strategies that have been developed, an analysis of supply and demand for AI and Big data technologies for each of the sectors represented in the inter-platform initiative, and a review of the current poles of innovation in AI and Big Data, a sector analysis for their applications, opportunities, evolution and growth for Water, Tourism, Health and Manufacturing sectors.
BDVA's Smart Manufacturing Industry group proudly announces the publication of the second version of the Big Data Challenges in Manufacturing Industry (SMI) Whitepaper.
This paper includes an updated and deeper market and trend analysis, an assessment of future trends and scenarios for Smart Factories, Smart Product Lifecycles and Smart Supply Chain, a suggestion for a research and innovation agenda on SMI and an analysis of non-technical challenges (i.e. standardisation, skills and regulatory challenges). Finally, the document also identifies some key highly innovative trends and provides some recommendations for the future.
You can download the paper from this link.
The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership is one of the candidates for European Partnerships in digital, industry and space in Horizon Europe. It will build on the work of BDVA and euRobotics cPPPs (Big Data Value PPP and SPARC PPP) and on the investment in the broader European AI community (EurAI, CLAIRE and ELLIS). The Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) defines the vision, overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, investment areas and a research, innovation and deployment roadmap for this Partnership. A third version of this document needs to be adopted after summer (consult the second version here).
During the month of July two separate information sessions will be organised on the 16th (register here) and the 29th (register here). Their purpose is to inform and engage a wider community on the SRIDA update.
On June 24th, BDVA organised, in collaboration with the European Commission DG-CNECT, a workshop on the Role of Data Innovation Spaces and Data Driven Innovation Hubs in the European digital transformation.
The objective of this workshop was to discuss about the role of Data Innovation Spaces in the European landscape, and identify their alignment with present and future instruments. The discussion explored the triple dimension of Data Innovation Spaces as instruments to bring data driven innovation to the regional ecosystems, to mobilize and capitalize data and to provide testing and experimentation environments. To this end, the workshop's panel included relevant representatives from the European Commission and European initiatives and projects.
Read more of this post to have access to the summary and the presentations of this event.
On 14 May, BDVA, the European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance their mutual cooperation in the strategic field of Big Data Value and AI standardization.
As BDVA’s President, Thomas Hahn, highlighted “the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics partnership will bring research and innovation activities closer to deployment and user uptake, therefore collaboration with CEN-CENELEC will become even more critical to drive the needed international standardisation. BDVA looks forward to working closely with CEN-CENELEC for the development of a strategic dialogue in this domain.”