BDVA input to the Framework Programme 9

BDVA submitted its position paper concerning the upcoming Framework Programme 9 (FP9).
A strong data economy is emerging in Europe with large companies and SMEs clearly seeing the fundamental potential of Big Data Value and AI for causing disruptive change in markets and business models. Digital platforms dominate value creation across all sectors and they are at the heart of the digital economy. Business dynamics are changing and usage of data will define global competitiveness. To secure its (industrial) prosperity, Europe needs industrial leadership in Data Platforms and AI Platforms, and in the fields of technology that are key for the development and operations of Data / AI platforms.

BDVA welcomes 10 new Members!

BDVA is growing and continuously receiving new membership applications! On the 28th of March, BDVA General Assembly officially admitted 10 new members from the Industry/SME and the Academia/Research based in 9 different countries: Sweden, Germany (2), France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain and Serbia. 


BDVA signs collaboration agreements with EFFRA and AIOTI at DEI Stakeholder Forum

Today, at the European DEI Stakeholder Forum in Paris, BDVA has signed bilateral collaboration agreements with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and with the Alliance of internet of the Things Innovation (AIOTI), to align their activities, roadmaps and outcomes to support accelerating the digital transformation of industry in Europe.

Digital Opportunity Traineeships Pilot Project

The European Commission launched the Digital Opportunity Traineeships, a pilot project that will offer students of all disciplines on-the-job digital skills training in participating companies. 

The initiative, financed by Horizon 2020 and implemented through Erasmus+, will provide cross-border traineeships for up to 6,000 students and recent graduates over the period 2018 - 2020.
The traineeships will focus on enhancing digital skills in fields such as, big data analytics, data privacy, cybersecurity, IT systems and networks, development of apps and software, as well as digital marketing.

Interested students and recent graduates can apply through their university, according to the timing and mechanisms established by the university for Erasmus+ traineeships. 

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