Online public consultation on "Building the European Data Economy" Deadline April 26!

Last days to reply to the online public consultation on "Building the European Data Economy" launched by the European Commission on January. Deadline: April 26.
Make your voice heard in digital data topics of high relevance to the European economy, digital transformation, economic growth, competitiveness, and society as a whole.

Find all the details of the communication and public consultation in the European Commission site:

NSF Call for Proposals "Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)"

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 18, 2017

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Digital Day

The Digital Day, the digital part of the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. takes place on Thursday, 23 March 2017 in Rome.
The Digital Day will explore the exponentially increasing role of what digital means for Europeans. The event will reinforce cooperation between public and private stakeholders in the field to improve the daily lives of Europeans and strengthen our economy. It will focus on how the European Union can make the most of digital innovations across society and the economy.

BigDataOcean, big data applied to maritime industries

BigDataOcean aims to capitalise on existing modern technological breakthroughs in the areas of the big data driven economy, and roll out a completely new value chain of interrelated data streams coming from diverse sectors and languages and residing on cross technology innovations being delivered in different formats (as well in different states, e.g. structured/unstructured, real-time/batches) in order to revolutionise the way maritime-related industries work, showcasing a huge and realistic economic, societal and environmental impact that is being achieved by introducing an economy of knowledge into a traditional sector which does not operate in an orchestrated manner and is rather fragmented. This infrastructure will be combined with four strong pilots that will bring into BigDataOcean a huge amount of data (in TBs) in order to develop the largest maritime database as a resource of collaborative, datadriven intelligence.

BDVA Valencia Summit Video Available

Watch our video from the BDVA summit 2016, Big Data driving business, and listen to what European industrial data leaders and policy makers think about the European data-driven economy and how big data is transforming industry. A complete path along all the activities developed in the Summit is shown, including the internal General Assembly, the Board of Directors election, the plenary and parallel sessions, the i-Spaces award ceremony, the social events, ... BDVA summit provided a nice environment to network and learn about BDV PPP and the following collaboration opportunities. Data users (Health, Manufacturing, Geospatial, Finance, Telco, ...) were highly involved in the event.

You can be prepared for the next Summit to be held in Paris Versailles in Nov 2017. Follow us in twitter to stay posted.

BigDataEurope releases second version of open-source Big Data Integrator Platform

The BigDataEurope project announces the second release of the free-to-use and open source BigDataEurope Integrator Platform (BDI). The platform is developed with the aim to facilitate and simplify the use of big data technologies by providing easy-to-use interfaces and deployment options. In this framework, the project offers practical solutions for big data related challenges, as identified and elicited in the context of the seven Societal Challenges, which constitute the project's Big Data focus areas.

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European Big Data Value SRIA 3.0 released

The Big Data Value Strategic Research Innovation Agenda (SRIA) defines the overall goals, main priorities, both technical and non-technical, and a research and innovation road-map for the European contractual Public Private Partnership (cPPP) on Big Data Value. The SRIA explains the strategic importance of Big Data, describes the Data Value Chain and sets out the general objective broken down into competitiveness, innovation and technology, societal and operational specific objectives.
BDVA has released a new version of the European Big Data Value Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (BDV SRIA): BDV SRIA v3.0

Big Data technologies in Healthcare – New whitepaper released by BDVA

BDVA has just released a whitepaper on Big Data technologies in Healthcare focused on the needs, opportunities and challenges in the adoption of Big Data technologies in this particular field. The paper, result of the collaborative work of members of the BDVA Task Force 7 (Big data applications domains) Healthcare subgroup and led by Philips, demonstrates that Big Data Technologies have the potential to unlock vast productivity bottlenecks and radically improve the quality and accessibility of the healthcare system and discuss steps that need to be taken towards this goal.

You can find the white paper here

The European Commission outlines next steps towards a European data economy

The European Commission proposed on January 10th 2016 policy and legal solutions to unleash EU’s data economy as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy presented last May 2015. The European Commission adopted a Communication on "Building a European Data Economy", accompanied by a Staff Working Document, where it looks at the rules and regulations impeding the free flow of data and present options to remove unjustified or disproportionate data location restrictions, and,
outlines legal issues regarding access to and transfer of data, data portability and liability of non-personal, machine-generated digital data.

French-German cooperation to accelerate the digital transformation of Economy

In light of an increasing digitalization and the resulting requirements, European industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Without a doubt, the digital transformation of industry demands cooperation at all levels: between companies, industries and institutions, across national borders and across the respective emerging digital platforms. The cooperation with top universities worldwide is also essential.

In line with this, the advances of the industry-driven European R&D public private partnerships, such as the European Factory of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and euRobotics and also platforms such as Alliance Industrie du Futur and Plattform Industrie 4.0, are proving being very fruitful.