BDVA becomes DAIRO!

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.

DAIRO stands for Data, AI and Robotics (DAIRO). This new name testifies the ambition of the Association to closely collaborate with other communities in order to jointly engage at the intersection of the key disciplines of Data, AI and Robotics.

If you are interested in learning more about the rationale of this change and the updated mandate of the association you can find more information here.

This modification in the Statutes will allow the Association to continue serving the community and the European interests, taking into account its new and emerging needs, i.e. in terms of collaboration across-technologies and applications, establishment of new value chains, etc., bringing new opportunities for members and for Europe. All Association partners (both European Commission and other associations, Public Private Partnerships etc.) should expect no changes or obstacles for the ongoing activities and collaborations and will be contacted individually to further explain these developments.

For the time being the Association brand remains unchanged and the BDVA/DAIRO brands will co-exist together for many months.

If you have questions on BDVA becoming DAIRO and/or on the implications that the change of Statutes can have for you, do not hesitate to reach out to the BDVA/DAIRO office at:

BDVA/DAIRO is an open and inclusive community and we are open to accept new members. If you want to join our community in this new adventure contact info(at) or read more here.