BBC R&D established a five-year collaboration to unlock the potential of data in the media

BBC Research and Development, along with colleagues from around the BBC, launched a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities to unlock the potential of data in the media.
The Data Science Research Partnership has the objective to be at the forefront of machine learning in the media industry, helping create a more personal BBC that can inform, educate and entertain in new ways. 

The partnership aims to collaborate with media and technology organisations from across the UK, Europe and internationally on a range of projects. These will focus on four areas, all combining anonymised BBC data with cutting-edge algorithms and analytics. The aim is to create a body of research, insights and prototypes that can start making a real impact on the BBC and its audiences. 
More detailed information about the project can be found here.

UPM and Accenture launch AI.nnovation Space

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Accenture have signed
a collaboration agreement for the creation of AI.nnovation Space, a new
artificial intelligence technology center. It will be the first European mixed technology
center located in a Spanish university, where all the stages of an innovative
product, from the collection of ideas until the release to the market, will be
covered. The center will be placed at the High Technical School of Computer
Engineers of the UPM, in the Campus of International Excellence of Montegancedo
(Boadilla del Monte, Madrid).

The center implies a unique model where both UPM and
Accenture will promote research directly from the university, accelerate
innovation in Spanish companies, and identify and train the talent of the
future.

Final​ ​Release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Big​ ​Data​ ​Europe​ ​Integrator​ ​Platform​ ​(BDI)

The Big Data Europe (BDE) project is presenting and releasing the final public version of its
open source Integrator Platform at the Webinar scheduled on Thursday 16 November, 15:00
CET
During this Webinar, BDE’s technical team will present what the Big Data Europe
Integrator Platform can do, how it does it, and how you can use it in order to derive more
value from your data sets. Moreover the project’s latest achievements with regard to
Semantifying the Big Data Stack will be showcased. 
You can access the Agenda and register for the Webinar here. Both registration and
attendance are free of charge.

BDVA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

BDVA announces the official publication of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) version 4 .

The agenda defines the overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, and a research and innovation roadmap for the European Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Big Data Value. The SRIA explains the strategic importance of Big Data, describes the data value chain and the central role of ecosystems, details a vision for Big Data Value in Europe in 2020, and sets out the objectives and goals to be accomplished by the PPP within the European research and innovation landscape of Horizon 2020 (H2020) and at both national and regional levels.

Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research & Innovation and Workforce Development

The NSF Big Data innovation Hubs organises an interactive workshop titled "Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research and Innovation and Workforce Development on November 19-20, 2017 in Versailles. 

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the European Big Data Value Forum 2017, Big Data Value Association, PICASSO Project and INRIA. 
The main aim of the workshop is to bring together academic and industry actors from United States (US) and the European Union (EU) to discuss about the Big Data Science Research and Innovation ongoing efforts. 
 The Agenda and the registration for the Trans-Atlantic Symposium is available here.

AEGIS project in ECIS 2018 conference

 

AEGIS project (http://www.aegis-bigdata.eu/) is supporting the organization and dissemination of Track 30 in ECIS 2018 conference (http://ecis2018.eu/) about Big Data for Public Safety and Personal Security Applications. AEGIS EC H2020 Innovation Action, aims at creating an interlinked “Public Safety and Personal Security” Data Value Chain, and at delivering a novel platform for big data curation, integration, analysis and intelligence sharing.

More information about the track here.

European companies' data sharing

With the objective of assessing the economic value and potential of data sharing between companies in Europe, and to understand the success factors of data sharing between economic operators, the European Commission has launched a survey to gather information from companies that are either sharing data or re-using data.

This survey is part of the first comprehensive study that has ever been carried out in Europe to ascertain the economic and innovation potential of data sharing. The survey is available on https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DataSharingEurope// in different languages, and will be open until November 11.

Your involvement and participation in this survey is very important for the European
Commission, so that reliable can be conclusions can be drawn from a representative sample.

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