Deadline extended to September the 6th for the consultation on the SRIDA for the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership

The deadline to respond to the public consultation on the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership has been extended. Stakeholders have until the 6th of September to provide their input for establishing the right priorities in the context of the upcoming Partnership. 

The current SRIDA consultation version and the updated form to provide feedback can be found in the Resources area of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership webpage. A FAQ document can also be found on the same site.

For those interested in providing feedback for the AI technology only, the survey on AI within the European Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics is also open until the 6th of September.

BDVA response to the EOSC consultation on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

BDVA has prepared a response to the Open Consultation for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, which closed on the 31st of August. BDVA response focuses on two key topics mentioned in EOSC SRIA and notably the question of European Data Spaces and the aspect of collaboration with the public and private sector.

The full text of BDVA response can be found here. For more information on the EOSC public consultation please visit EOSC website.

BDVA invited to contribute to the Digital Around the World online conference 2020

Digital Around the World is a 24 hours non-stop virtual conference bringig together top-level speakers to discuss the latest trends in digital transformation. The event will take place online on the 20th-21st of October 2020. 

This year, BDVA has been asked to contribute to this major event. BDVA's President Thomas Hahn (Siemens) has  been invited to join the opening session taking place on the 20th of October and the association will organise a specific session to enrich the programme of the conference.

More information on the title and contents of BDVA's session will be released soon. 

Become a sponsor of the European Big Data Value Forum 2020!

The European Big Data Value Forum is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organised by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT). The 2020 edition of the EBDVF will take place between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2020 in Berlin and online, and it is organised in collaboration with DFKI, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Lernende Systeme and Berlin Partner. 

EBDVF2020 offers interesting virtual sponsoring options for companies, research institutions and AI and Data initiatives, with a lot of interaction possibilities. 

For more information on the sponsorship opportunities and on the benefits of becoming an EBDVF sponsor please consult the event website or contact the BDVA Secretariat ( 

Call for Open Access Book Chapters on Technologies and Applications for Big Data Value

The BIG DATA VALUE eCOSYSTEM project has recently launched a call for Open Access Book Chapters for a forthcoming publication on "Technologies and Applications for Big Data"

Researchers and industry practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 18, 2020, a brief summary (abstract) consisting of a title and 150-200 words clearly identifying the main objectives of your contribution and how it fits within the edited book.

For further information, please contact the editors on:

BDVA Vice President attending the Second European AI Alliance Assembly

On Friday the 9th of October BDVA Vice President, Laure Le Bars, attended as guest speaker the Second European AI Alliance Assembly.

BDVA Vice President joined the first session of the day titled "An ecosystem of excellence - Make it happen" and discussed with representatives from academia and from the public sector on how to build an AI ecosystem of excellence in Europe

More information on this event and the background of this initiative can be found here. The full recording of the event is available here.

BDVA response to the public consultation on Data Sharing in the EU - Common Data Spaces

BDVA welcomes and supports the objectives described in the Inception Impact Assessment [1], focusing on the development of a framework for the governance of common European data spaces that i) make more data available, ii) make more data usable and iii) provide an environment (infrastructure) that allows for frictionless and secure data sharing. Find here the full response of BDVA to the EC public consultation on data sharing.

BDVA Online Activity Group Workshop and prioritisation exercise for the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) - September the 7th

On the 7th of September BDVA will host an Online Activity Group Workshop. The main objective of this event will be to allow BDVA Members to carry out a prioritisation exercise for topics to be included the newest release of the Strategic Research, Innovation and Development Agenda (SRIDA) for the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership.