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The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership presented by the German press

On the 16th of October, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel released an article presenting the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership based on an interview of BDVA President, Thomas Hahn - Siemens.

Find the full article (in German) here.

For more information on the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, visit the website or contact BDVA office at info@core.bdva.eu 

BDVA at Digital Around the World

The Digital Around the World conference started on the 20th of October with a session on Technology for a Better World. BDVA President, Thomas Hahn - Siemens, was invited to join the opening panel and give a speech on the new Partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. 

Mr. Hahn was also invited to participate in the session on Artificial Intelligence as enabler for competitiveness together with other keynote speakers such as Cecile Huet, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission in the AI and Robotics Unit of DG CNECT and Barry O'Sullivan, Chair of Constraint Programming, Department of Computer Science, University College Cork and former deputy president of EurAI. This session is organised and chaired by BDVA Director, Nuria de Lama, from Atos

BDVA organises online Activity Group 39 on the 23rd of October 2020

On the 23rd of October BDVA will host (online) Activity Group Meeting 39, which will focus on the work of BDVA Task Forces and the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe Programmes. BDVA Members will also be able to pitch and present their organisations and research priority areas in front of the community. 

For more information on this event or if your are interested in hearing more about Activity Group Meetings please contact BVDA: info@core.bdva.eu

The EUHubs4Data project officially kicked off !

On the first of September, the European Federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs (EUHubs4Data) project officially started.

Funded under Horizon 2020 (DT-ICT-05-2020 call) and involving 21 partners from 12 countries, this project aims to become the European reference for data driven innovation and experimentation, fostering collaboration between data driven initiatives in Europefederating solutions in a global common catalogue of data services, and sharing data in a cross-border and cross-sector basis

BDVA has a pivotal role in EUHubs4Data, acting as Work Package leader for the establishment of the federation of DIHs and leading activities linked to community building and communication and dissemination. The project will last for 3 years and will contribute to the creation of the European Common Data Space.

More information on the project can be found here

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days (day 2) - Data for Health

On the second day of the European Research and Innovation days, BDVA Vice-President Milan Petkovic (Philips) participated in the discussions of the panel on "Data for Health". This panel, falling under the Europe Fit for a Digital Age track, discussed the importance of data availability and accessibility for healthcare from an academic, societal but also industry perspective. 

BDVA Vice-President Milan Petkovic highlighted the pivotal role of data in healthcare innovation and in the delivery of better services and applications. He also draw the attention of the participants to the role that the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership could play in this application area and in collaboration with the other Horizon Europe Partnerships working on healthcare.

For more information on the participation of BDVA in the Research and Innovation days do not hesitate to contact us at: info@core.bdva.eu

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days (day 1) contributing to the sessions of the "Europe fit for the Digital Age" track

On the first day of the Research and Innovation Days, BDVA officials participated in two important sessions under the track "a Europe fit for the Digital Age".

  • During the morning, BDVA Vice President Laure Le Bars (SAP) participated in the panel on "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, today and tomorrow".
  • In the afternoon, BDVA President Thomas Hahn (Siemens) was a keynote speaker of the session on "AI, Data and Robotics - building wider synergies around Europe" together with Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of Unit Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission (DG CNECT). 

During the two sessions, the importance of the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership and recently released Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda was highlighted. 

The recording of these sessions is available here. For more information on these two sessions or on the participation of BDVA in the Research and Innovation days do not hesitate to contact us at: info@core.bdva.eu

Release of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership

Today, BDVA, CLAIRE, ELLIS, EurAI and euRobotics are pleased to announce the official release of the Joint Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, which is available here.

Building on the previous release (SRIDA Second Consultation Release, September 2019 [3]), the joint SRIDA contains numerous updates and notably three specific “Deep Dive” sections for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics research, as well as an updated list of innovation challenges that Europe needs to tackle soon . It also provides more details on the Investment Areas (IA) and on the possibilities for collaboration with other partnerships, initiatives and communities under Horizon Europe. Furthermore, indicates new business opportunities. This SRIDA will guide the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership activities from January 2021 onwards and will ensure that this initiative achieves its vision “to boost European competitiveness, societal wellbeing and environmental aspects to lead the world in researching, developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI, Data and Robotics based on fundamental European rights, principles and values”.

The joint release of the SRIDA will be presented publicly during the Research and Innovation Days 2020 (22-24th of September).

You can find the third release of the SRIDA here

In case of questions, please contact info@ai-data-robotics-partnership.eu

BDVA response to the public consultation on Horizon Europe first Strategic Plan

BDVA welcomes the possibility to provide feedback to the open consultation for the First Strategic Plan of the Horizon Europe Programme and specifically to support the European Commission’s strategic planning process for Pillar 2 - Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness area.

For each of the Clusters of Pillar 2 (and more in details for Cluster 4), BDVA's response provides some feedback to the European Commission in order to highlight synergies between Partnerships and research activities which can be exploited under Horizon Europe and to suggest ways in which Data and AI ca support the achievement of the desired impacts.   

BDVA full response to this consultation can be found here.

For questions or comments on BDVA response to this consultation do not hesitate to contact us at: info@core.bdva.eu 

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days 2020 !

The European Research and Innovation Days 2020 edition will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of September entirely online. BDVA will be present at the European Research and Innovation Days with several speakers participating in different sessions:

  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will intervene during the workshop on AI, data and robotics – building wider synergies around Europe which will take place on the 22nd of September at 16h.
  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will contribute to the Co-Design Session on Open Science and Open Innovation, scheduled for the 22nd of September at 14h. 
  • BDVA Vice President Laure Le Bars (SAP), will take part in the panel on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Today and Tomorrow taking place on the 22nd of September at 11h45.
  • BDVA Vice President, Milan Petković (Philips), will participate in the discussions on Data for Health which will take place on the 23rd of September at 10h30. 

For questions on BDVA participation in the event do not hesitate to contact the BDVA office.

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