BDVA/DAIRO at the IoT Week 2021

IoT Week is an annual event organized by the IoT Forum since 2011. The IoT Week conference gathers industry and academia representatives from around the world. The 2021 edition of the IoT Week will take place from August 31st to September 3rd, 2021 and offers possibilities for physical (in Dublin) and online participation.

BDVA/DAIRO is an institutional partner of the event and will lead the organisation of two tracks in relation to Data Sharing Spaces and Trustworthiness of Industrial AI. More information on the content and scope of these sessions will be shared soon.

BDVA/DAIRO on its way to launch an initiative on Trustworthiness for Industrial AI

In order to respond to the demand from the community, BDVA/DAIRO is planning to launch a new internal initiative aiming at gathering feedback and defining a roadmap for possible activities in the area of Trustworthiness for Industrial AI.

More concretely, the initiative could focus on discussing burning topics such as the usefulness and importance of shared criteria for defining and assessing Trustworthy AI, the possible challenges and obstacles (both technical and organizational) in implementing these criteria across different sectors, the role of conformity assessment and standardisation in this domain and most pressing needs in terms of verification and validation of industrial AI solutions. 

Outcomes of BDVA/DAIRO Activity Group Meeting 42 - 4th of February 2021

On the 4th of February BDVA/DAIRO organised an Activity Group Meeting for its members, the first of 2021, focused on discussing the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes and particularly the aspect of European Data Sharing Spaces included in the latter. 

Up to 120 members of the community participated in the plenary session and the agenda involved presentations from over 30 speakers and experts, including from the European Commission.

The next Activity Group meeting will be organised in March. More information will be available soon. 

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BDVA/DAIRO Response to the public consultation on Data sharing in the EU – common European data spaces

BDVA/DAIRO welcomed the possibility to provide feedback to the public consultation on Data Sharing in the EU – common European data spaces and more particularly to the Data Governance Act and its inception Impact Assessment.

The association response was prepared by Task Force 5 - Policy and Societal in collaboration with BDVA/DAIRO office and involved the organisation of a workshop and of a series of other consultation activities aimed at gathering the feedback from the community.

The full text of BDVA/DAIRO response to this public consultation is available here.

If you have questions on this response, do not hesitate to contact the BDVA/DAIRO office at

am-LAB (PBN) wins the Digital Innovation Hubs challenge 2020

The am-LAB of BDVA/DAIRO Member PBN - Advanced Management recently won the Digital Innovation Hub Challenge 2020. The second edition of the novel Digital Innovation Hub Champions Challenge presents an innovative process for evaluating the maturity level of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) according to specific parameters selected by the DIHNET consortium in collaboration with the European Commission. 

The winners of the 2020 challenge were announced in front of 1000 people during the First Annual European DIH conference taking place on the 26th and 27th of January online. The am-LAB has been recognised as one of the two winners of the 2020 contest and has been explicitely mentioned in European Commissioner's, Thierry Breton, speech.

BDVA/DAIRO to strengthen its activities on European Data Sharing Spaces through Task Force 10

In line with the European Commission's priorities and the launch of the Digital Europe Programme, BDVA/DAIRO decided to step up its activities concerning the European Data Sharing Spaces by strengthening the role and mandate of its existing Task Force dedicated to this topic.

In 2021, this Task Force will organise many activities and will focus on producing relevant outcomes for guiding policy-makers in the full realisation of a European Data Sharing Space. More information on upcoming activities and on the ambitions for this year will be shared soon. 

If you have questions on this Task Force or BDVA/DAIRO Task Forces more in general do not hesitate to contact us at

Workshop on the Data Governance Act for BDVA/DAIRO Members

On the 13th of January 2021 BDVA/DAIRO organised an internal workshop, joined by more than 70 BDVA/DAIRO experts, focusing on the discussion of the Data Governance Act, released by the European Commission in November. 

A short intruction on the rules put forward by the Data Governance Act was followed by an open discussion and interactive exercise, the result of which will help to develop a common position on these topics.

The workshop constituted the first occasion for BDVA/DAIRO members to discuss this very relevant legislative proposal and other activities concerning the Data Governance Act will be scheduled in the near future.

If you have questions on this initiative or if you would like to participate in BDVA activities do not hesitate to write to us at

Automotive and Energy sub-groups officially established in BDVA/DAIRO

BDVA is thrilled to announce the official establishment of two new sub-groups under Task Force 7 - Applications, one focusing on automotive and one on energy.

The automotive and energy application areas are extremely important from a data sharing perspective and data driven innovation is affecting them profoundly. The establishment of these two sub-groups will allow BDVA to gather and share expertise on best practices for data sharing within the automotive and energy value chains and to provide input to policy makers and standardisation bodies concerning possible areas of intervention. The two sub-groups will also foster the emergence of communities of practice in these areas within BDVA. Both sub-groups are supported by a large number of BDVA Members who are keen to take part in the activities and to advance the debate on these application areas.

BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

On the 21st of December 2020, BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security. 

Through this MoC, the two associations have agreed to:

  • Collaborate closely in the definition of joint roadmaps, projects and events concerning AI and Big Data in the security application domain;
  • Collaborate further on specific BDVA/DAIRO and EOS activities (e.g. Task Forces, Working groups) bringing together the Security Domain, and Data, Artificial intelligence and also Robotics.

BDVA/DAIRO looks forward to starting 2021 with this newly established cooperation in place and is eager to work closely with EOS.

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