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.
Know-Center and Graz University of Technology is organising the annual i-KNOW Data Driven Future Conference. It will be held in Graz on the 11th and 12th of October 2017.
Following the activities held last June in Brussels, on August 14th, ISO/IEC JTC 1 WG 9, that has as objective to set the foundational standards for Big Data, the Ireland's official standards body NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and BDVA co-organise a workshop in Dublin City University to engage with other standardisation communities as an important step to create the roadmap for Big Data Standards harmonisation and discuss about Standards reciprocity.
The faculty of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology is seeking applications for a professorship on Data Management. Deadline is August 21st, 2017!!!!
Please find the description of the position in the following link: http://www.know-center.tugraz.at/en/professorship-2017/
We are seeking candidates with demonstrated scientific excellence to represent the area of (Big) Data Management in both research and teaching and who will complement our existing team. A strong interest in applied research is advantageous.
European Innovation Spaces (BDVA i-Spaces) are cross-organizational 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. They are one of the four pillars of the BDVA Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda. The Big Data Value Association grants a label for European Innovation Spaces to help drive forward Big Data adoption across all domains within European industry. The i-Space label is well recognized as a quality label on European level. It benchmarks the different initiatives through five selective categories. The label which is always granted on large European Big Data events creates visibility to the national efforts around Big Data.
BDVA representatives joined last July 17th the Digital Single Market conference on the free movement of data. The conference, held in Tallinn, was one of the official events of the Estonian EU Presidency.
The priorities of the Estonian Presidency are actively focused on creating a digital single market within the EU. The digital single market cannot be built without a special emphasis on the free movement of data among member states. The free movement of data provides a visionary framework for accessing, sharing and (re)using data not only between public authorities and private companies but across all member states’ borders.With the conference, Estonia takes on the complex challenge of steering and providing a platform for this highly important discussion that will shape the future of the EU.
The European Data Science Academy (EDSA) launched a brand new dashboard that allows users to explore the current demand and supply with regard to data science skills. In particular, the new dashboard enables users to:
- View the current demand for data science jobs across Europe.
- Filter demand by required skills and region.
- View trends and statistics regarding data science jobs and skills for a given timeframe.
- Explore the current supply of courses and learning materials that will help them acquire certain skills.
- Build personalised learning pathways towards acquiring certain skills.
In the light of a closer cooperation between the two associations, ETP4HPC and BDVA co-organised a technical exchange meeting on July 4th as part of an EXDCI technical workshop. The focus was on paving the way for a better understanding of the intersections in scope, research directions and priorities of both platforms. In former meetings, the difficulty was finding a common technical language and perspective on common subjects as compute infrastructure and requirements for its next generation.