Public consultations for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

In the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes and the future proposal of the next long-term budget for the EU covering several policy areas, the European Commission has launched public consultations on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and Single Market. Such consultations follow the objective to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget and make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework in May.

EU Citizens are invited to give feedbacks on how the current EU policies and programmes support innovation and investments in strategic digital infrastructures, and how work could further be improved in terms of performance, simplification or opportunities for synergies between funds.

BDVA Activity Group Meeting, Brussels, 31st Jan - 1st Feb.

On the 1st of February, BDVA Members will meet in Brussels for the 24th Activity Group Meeting. Some Task Forces/Subgroups sessions will take place on January 31st in the afternoon. 

All BDVA Members are invited to join the discussion and presenting their expression of interest in pitching. 
Additional information concerning the topics of discussion and the agenda can be found in the intranet (access available just for BDVA Members).

Join the BDE SC4 final hangout: 'The Way Forward for Big Data in Transport' – Webinar, 2nd February 2018

The BigDataEurope (BDE) project came to a close at the end of 2017 with a number of technical results to show after three years of development and pilot testing. A key outcome of the project was the Big Data Integrator Platform(BDI), which provides an integrated stack of tools that allow large-scale data resources to be processed, analysed and published without the need for native installations of additional tools for data processing at scale.
During the course of the project, BDE’s Thessaloniki-based transport pilot, which represents the EU’s fourth societal challenge (SC4), carried out important development and testing of the BDI Platform. 

BDVA and Big Data Analytics Europe media partners

BDVA and Big Data Analytics (BDA) Europe conference have become media partners for mutual promotion of their respective activities. The conference, organized by Whitehall Media, will take place next 8th of March in Amsterdam, and will bring together hundreds of leading innovators, thought-leaders and executive professionals, who will discuss and impart insights on how to integrate, understand, manage and govern Big Data. This practical business forum will provide bold vision from leading data evangelists to help delegates gain fresh insights and momentum to galvanise and leverage their data for competitive advantage.

The EC has launched a new Horizon Prize of EUR 2 million on Big Data Technologies!

As part of the European Commission's contribution to the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership (PPP), the EC has launched a new Horizon prize on Big Data Technologies.
EUR 2 million is available for improving the performance of software for the forecasting of geospatio-temporal data (collections of time-stamped records that are linked to a geospatial location) in terms of scalability, accuracy, speed and use of computational resources.
The prize is a reward for the three top ranking contestants who will present the best software solutions able to analyse extremely large collections of data.