BDVA i-Spaces labels 2023

To ensure the quality of the European Data Innovation Spaces and connect existing initiatives under one umbrella, the BDVA set up the BDVA i-Space label. On a yearly basis, candidates from all over Europe are invited to apply for this label. A set of criteria are tested by way of a survey to collect the relevant information. A committee appointed by the BDVA Board of Directors (BoD) carefully examines individual candidates and recommends the appropriate quality ranking (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) to the BoD, which ultimately grants the label. These activities have led to the establishment of a European Federation of i-Spaces that ensure easy access for industrial partners to foster the development and testing of precompetitive solutions on high-quality platforms offering certified services and training.

By this labelling process, the BDVA recognises the quality of existing data experimentation and innovation hubs in Europe and guarantees that the innovation environments provided by those initiatives meet the necessary requirements to boost data-driven and AI-based innovation at local level, but also the collaboration with similar initiatives to foster the adoption at European level.

In the spotlight: 2023 Evaluation Results

BDVA extends its gratitude to the 29 i-Spaces from all corners of Europe for their unwavering dedication to this transformative initiative.

Based on the outcomes of the 2023 evaluation, we are proud to announce that 7 i-Spaces have achieved the prestigious Platinum Label, elevating from the Gold Label status.

In addition, 10 i-Spaces have secured the Gold Label, 9 have merited the Silver Label and 3 have been honored with the esteemed Bronze Label. These distinctions celebrate the amazing results of our network.

i-Spaces 2023 Platinum Awards

ahedd Digital Innovation Hub, NCSR Demokritos, Athens (Greece)
Aragón EDIH, Aragon Institute of Technology, Aragon (Spain)
CeADAR, Ireland’s Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, Dublin (Ireland)
Cineca, Bologna (Italy)
ITI – Technological Institute specialised in ICT, Valencia (Spain)
Know-Center GmbH, Graz (Austria)
RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Lulea (Sweden)

i-Spaces 2023 Gold Awards

CIDAI, Center of Innovation in Data Technologies and Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona (Spain)
DIHGIGAL, Asociación para la Digitalización de la Industria de Galicia, Vigo (Spain)
EGI, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
HPC4Poland EDIH, IBCh PAS PSNC, Poznan (Poland)
Madrid’s i-Space for Sustainability (MiSS), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
Produtech DIH, PRODUTECH-Associação para as Tecnologias de Produção Sustentável, Porto (Portugal)
SINTEF Nemonoor, Nemonoor, Trondheim (Norway)
Smart Data Innovation Lab, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany)
TeraLab, IMT Transfert, Paris (France)
The European Digital Innovation Hub in Transilvania (TEDIHT), Asociatia Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


i-Spaces 2023 Silver Awards

4PDIH Laboratory for telecommunications, University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Algebra Lab, Algebra University College, Zagreb (Croatia)
Belgrade Data Innovation Hub, University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade (Serbia)
Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (UK)
L3S Research Center, Hannover (Germany)
Latvian IT Cluster Digital Innovation Hub, Latvijas Informācijas tehnoloģiju klasteris, Riga (Latvia)
MEDiHub, ITI - Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Naples (Italy)
nZEB Smart Home DIH - IsZEB DIH, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Plan4all DIH, Plan4all z.s., Horni Briza (Czech Republic)


i-Spaces 2023 Bronze Awards

ICD, University of Groningen and ICD, Drachten (Netherlands)
INCLIVA SPACE, Fundación para la Investigación del Hospital Clínico de la Comunidad Valenciana (Fundación INCLIVA), Valencia (Spain)
LCM, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH, Linz (Austria)

We are excited to introduce the newest additions to the BDVA i-Spaces community: INCLIVA SPACE in Spain and 4PDIH in Slovenia. A warm welcome to these dynamic i-Spaces that are set to contribute significantly to our ecosystem.

We want to thank all of the BDVA i-Spaces for joining us in Valencia at the i-Spaces ceremony on 25 October and we are looking forward to continuing our collaboration, at the forefront of the European artificial intelligence and data-driven industries. See you in Hungary at EBDVF 2024!


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