- reduce the number and range of data localisation restrictions;
- enhance legal certainty;
- facilitate cross-border availability of data for regulatory control purposes;
- improve the conditions under which users can switch data storage and/or processing service providers or port their data back to their own IT systems;
BDVA organises its next Activity Group meeting for members in Brussels on October 18-19.
Specific workshops/sessions in topics such as Digital Skills, Smart Manufacturing Industry, i-Spaces and Data Platforms (IDPs and PDPs) are organised in the context of this Activity Group meeting. BDVA members can find all the relevant information and register in the BDVA Intranet.
We invite you to the first QHHQ seminar on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in Brussels where new groundbreaking work by Andrew Odlyzko will be presented and debated by a.o. Rogier Delanghe, Leo Van Hove, Francesco Nucci and Malte Beyer-Katzenberger.
Join a scenario workshop led by IDC in collaboration with BDVA and the BDVe project on the drivers and barriers of data-driven innovation in Europe. The workshop will take place in Brussels on Oct 20.
The 2nd Big Data All Hands Meeting (BDAHM) is held in conjunction with the 2nd Smart Data Innovation Conference (SDIC).
A new EU Regulation encouraging the cross-border flow of non-personal data has been published by the European Commission. Additionally, a more robust approach to cybersecurity across the EU has been a core topic discussed.
Big Data Value Association grants a label for European Innovation Spaces (I-Spaces) to help drive forward Big Data adoption across all domains within European industry. European Innovation Spaces are cross-organisational and cross-sectorial environments allowing Big Data challenges to be addressed in an interdisciplinary way and serving as European hubs for research and innovation activities.
Data Pitch is an EU-funded open innovation programme bringing together corporate and public-sector organisations that have data with startups and SMEs that work with data. It is centred around a competition with several tracks which describe challenges, and a virtual accelerator programme (6 months) to help startups and SMEs develop solutions to meet these challenges.
The startups and SMEs will put forward proposals for creating high impact, innovative products and services in response to the challenges defined by Data Pitch.
There is still one month left for startups and SMEs to apply for Data Pitch. Applications can be made here until the closing date of 1st October 2017. Successful applicants will benefit from equity-free funding of up to £100k, as well as mentoring, legal advice and the chance to contribute towards creating a European data innovation ecosystem.