About BDVA

About Big Data Value Association

BDVA is an industry-driven research and innovation organisation with a mission to develop an innovation ecosystem that enables the data-driven and AI-enabled digital transformation of the economy and society in Europe.

We help advance and promote areas such as big data technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, Industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation and skills.

Our objectives:

  • Create a positive impact on policy-making, business and society with data and AI. With tangible results  
  • Keep up with the dynamic change that AI and Data bring to business and society. 
  • Ignite Data and AI world-class research for competitiveness. 
  • Co-create new projects and leverage their value. 
  • Contribute to a sustainable future. 

BDVA enables existing regional multi-partner cooperation, to collaborate at the European level through the provision of tools and know-how to support the co-creation, development and experimentation of pan-European data-driven applications and services.

BDVA* has over 240 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organisations. Get to know our members here. BDVA is an open and inclusive community, always eager to accept new members who share these ambitious objectives.

The Big Data Value Association was established in 2014 as the private counterpart of the European Commission in the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership. Since then, the Association has served the community within and outside the scope of the Partnership and has been instrumental in developing research and innovation agendas and roadmaps, guidelines for industry and policymakers and in creating a forum for knowledge-sharing and discussions on Big Data, Data Value and AI at the EU level 

BDVA has been the private side of the H2020 partnership Big Data Value cPPP, is a private member of the EuroHPC JU and is also one of the founding members of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership.

BDVA is the go-to place for the future of European Data and AI! Join us NOW! 


*BDVA’s legal name: Data, AI and Robotics (DAIRO) aisbl


1. BDVA Governance structure

The General Assembly (GA) is comprised of all the BDVA members (only Full members have voting rights). BDVA GA approves the general policy of the Association based on proposals of the Board of Directors and gives recommendations to the Board of Directors for its application.

The Board of Directors (BoD) is selected by the General Assembly (2-year mandate). The Board of Directors oversees the reaching of the Association’s objectives. It follows the resolutions, instructions and recommendations adopted by the General Assembly. The GA also elects the President, Vice President(s) and Treasurer.

The Secretary General (SG) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association with the support of the BDVA Secretariat and Office Staff.

The Task Forces (TFs) are the main centres of activity within the Association.


2. Task Forces

BDVA’s Task Forces (TFs) are the main instrument to develop BDVA activities and are established to take care of specific matters within the ‘Objectives’ of the Association under the authority of the BoD. As BDVA’s TFs channel the input from the members around the most important topics for the association, they support its mission and vision. Through BDVA’s TFs, our members actively contribute to the European data and AI R&l agenda and develop guidelines and strategic roadmaps for industry and policymakers. Find more about BDVA’s Task Forces.

3. Value proposition

We help your organisation access valuable information, tap into more business opportunities, co-create new projects, and become part of the data-driven and AI-enabled digital transformation in Europe. Find more about our benefits and services to members here.

4. EBDVF (European Big Data Value Forum)

BDVA’s activities and events lay the groundwork for building long-term collaborations and co-create projects. Through the BDVA community, the members gain higher visibility on the European level. 

The European Big Data Value Forum is BDVA’s flagship event, bringing the whole community and collaboration partners together to share knowledge, collaborate and celebrate achievements.EBDVF is open to everyone and takes place annually, in autumn.

Data Week is the community’s spring gathering. During the event, participants share knowledge and results, discuss topics of common interest, find synergies, build new collaborations and identify new challenges and solutions.

5. Collaborations

Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are the pillars of BDVA’s community. We greatly value the backing and passion of our partners and collaborators in shaping the European data and AI landscapes. Collectively, we enhance competitiveness and foster innovation. We are committed to supporting our partners and collaborators with unwavering professionalism and dedication, as we strive to reach our objectives of fostering an innovation ecosystem that facilitates the data-driven digital evolution of Europe’s economy and society.