In 2020 and taking into account the end of the 2014-2020 Multi Annual Financial Framework and the advent of the post 2020 European Commission’s programmes (i.e. Horizon Europe and Digital Europe), BDVA members decided to strengthen the Association by giving it a new mandate, a new name and by expanding its scope and breadth of activities. In 2021, BDVA thus becomes DAIRO.
In line with the European Commission's priorities and the launch of the Digital Europe Programme, BDVA/DAIRO decided to step up its activities concerning the European Data Sharing Spaces by strengthening the role and mandate of its existing Task Force dedicated to this topic.
In 2021, this Task Force will organise many activities and will focus on producing relevant outcomes for guiding policy-makers in the full realisation of a European Data Sharing Space. More information on upcoming activities and on the ambitions for this year will be shared soon.
If you have questions on this Task Force or BDVA/DAIRO Task Forces more in general do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
BDVA is thrilled to announce the official establishment of two new sub-groups under Task Force 7 - Applications, one focusing on automotive and one on energy.
The automotive and energy application areas are extremely important from a data sharing perspective and data driven innovation is affecting them profoundly. The establishment of these two sub-groups will allow BDVA to gather and share expertise on best practices for data sharing within the automotive and energy value chains and to provide input to policy makers and standardisation bodies concerning possible areas of intervention. The two sub-groups will also foster the emergence of communities of practice in these areas within BDVA. Both sub-groups are supported by a large number of BDVA Members who are keen to take part in the activities and to advance the debate on these application areas.
On the 21st of December 2020, BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security.
Through this MoC, the two associations have agreed to:
- Collaborate closely in the definition of joint roadmaps, projects and events concerning AI and Big Data in the security application domain;
- Collaborate further on specific BDVA/DAIRO and EOS activities (e.g. Task Forces, Working groups) bringing together the Security Domain, and Data, Artificial intelligence and also Robotics.
BDVA/DAIRO looks forward to starting 2021 with this newly established cooperation in place and is eager to work closely with EOS.
In case of questions on this collaboration do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 9th of December, the EUHubs4Data project officially launched its first open call for SMEs, start-ups and web entrepreneurs. The call aims at providing support to cross-border data driven experiments which leverage EUHubs4Data data and services catalogue.
If you have an idea for a data driven product or service and you are looking for financial and business support as well as visibility this call is for you! Do not hesitate to get in touch with bdva at email@example.com in case of questions. More information are also available here.
The 11th of December marks the official launch of the TransContinuum Initiative or TCI.
BDVA is proud to participate, together with the ETP4HPC, ECSO, 5G IA, EU-MATHS-IN, CLAIRE, HiPEAC and AIOTI, in the launch of this initiative which aims at developing a vision for the digital continuum and collaborating to establish recommendations for European Research and Innovation funding programmes.
If you have questions on this initiative do not hesitate to write to BDVA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 25th of November, the European Commission officially released its Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance (so-called Data Governance Act). The proposal is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European strategy for data and aims at fostering the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU.
A summary of the measures included in the proposed regulation is available in this factsheet. The full text of the proposed Regulation can be found here and the text of the European Commission's press release here.
On the 17th of February, BDVA/DAIRO held a workshop in the area of Trustworthiness for Industrial AI (see further details on the announcement of the workshop here). This online event gathered over 50 members of the community, including large companies, SME’s, researchers, technology providers and users, to discuss research and innovation needs, gaps, opportunities and challenges that Trustworthy AI sets to the industry across sectors. The workshop also focused on mapping concrete examples of critical, high-risk applications that will require trustworthiness conformity assessment.