TeraLab: Research Platform in the field of Big Data launched

Inaugurating the TeraLab Platform on 4th February 2014, the Institut Mines-Télécom and Confederation of Schools for Economics and Statistics (GENES) expanded their collaborative research in the field of Big Data. Through the TeraLab initiative, these two institutional partners aim to provide the national research community, and of course businesses, with an environment conducive to research and experimentation focused on innovative applications and industrial prototypes.

INSIGHT, a new Science Foundation Research Center for Data Analytics launched in Ireland

Insight, a new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Center for Data Analytics was launched in December 2013 in Ireland. In today’s society, an increasing torrent of data is being created every second. Insight will play a leading role in developing next generation technologies to capture and transform the raw databeing generated into valuable concepts and ideas that can inform better decisions about society, the economy, healthcare and government. Insight will work with more than 30 industry partners, ranging from small Irish startups to established SMEs and large multinationals, on a range of projects to advance data analytics technologies in Ireland.

Neelie Kroes' "Vision for Europe" at the World Economic Forum, in Davos 2014

Neelie Kroes, Commission vice president responsible for the Digital Agenda, participated in the World Economic Forum, in Davos on 21-25 January 2014. She talked about a vision for a connected, open and secure Europe and especially emphasized that Europe should not reject the huge economic and social opportunities offered by Big Data.

Big Data Info Days in Luxembourg

On 15 January, the European Commission organised an information and networking day focusing on the Big Data Innovation-related objectives of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014-2015. The first ICT call for H2020 opened 11 December and closes the 23 April.

The event gathered more than 400 participants with the aim to share information and present ideas on the objectives:

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