Task Force 3: Community

  • Posted on: 28 September 2021
  • By: Mattia Trino

This Task Force focuses on activities related to enlarging, strengthening and diversifying the BDVA community and thereby the breadth of activities involving BDVA members. These activities include those responding directly to their BDVA membership, those involving liaisons with external stakeholders and members’ engagement with wider and those involving ongoing association-wide activities. This TF works for BDVA to become a reference for any and all stakeholders interested in Big Data and Artificial Intellingence (as user or supplier) at EU level. As such, the value proposition and member engagement capabilities evolves in line with this ambition.

Focusing on other tangible outcomes, TF3 contributes directly to the refinement, adaptation and communication of the BDVA value proposition to its members, supports BDVA in reaching out to different sectorial or technological communities through collaboration in events, supports the signature of MoUs and all other activities that help to optimise the BDVA ecosystem.

Focus and activities

BDVA continues to be a highly relevant, proactive and forward-looking sector body that boasts a highly representative community of stakeholders involved in Big Data, AI and more recently an increasingly diverse ecosystem of associated bodies involved in related topic areas such as Robotics and Digital Technologies.

The current BDVA community is deeply involved in complex, collaborative activities with the single purpose of identifying and responding to the latest challenges that Europe faces in relevant topic areas (both societal and technological). To continue to do this effectively, it needs to attract and engage with many types of organizations across Europe and beyond, all of whom share the same sense of purpose and direction that BDVA embodies. By successfully building the ecosystem beyond its current size and scope, the profile and output of the BDVA will remain relevant, credible, influential and fully endorsed by such a group of stakeholders.

As well as representing the voice of a broad spectrum of stakeholders with a strong presence in the relevant working structures, BDVA will evolve and enrich its value proposition to members through TF.3, in line with the changes and challenges that emerged with Horizon Europe and Digital Europe.

SG1 Membership
SG2 Liaisons


Chris Knighting
Technical University Eindhoven


  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EIT Digital (2015)
  • Memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with AIOTI (2018)
  • Memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with EFFRA (2018)
  • Memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with euRobotics (2018)
  • Memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with NESSI (2019)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ETSI (2019)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CEN-CENELEC (2020)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EOS (2021)