Two information sessions have been organised in July 2020 (July 16th and July 29th) with the objective of providing overall information about the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, its Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) and the way to engage and contribute. Over 530 people attended the information sessions. All materials presented are available on the Partnership webpage. All stakeholders interested in the topics covered by the partnership are invited to provide input to the next SRIDA version with a deadline on August 28th. The current SRIDA consultation version and the form to provide feedback can be found in the Resources are of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership webpage. A FAQ document can also be found on the same site.
On the 10th of July BDVA organised an Online Activity Group meeting aimed at discussing and brainstorming about new contents to be included in the next release of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership.
More than 70 participants joined this event and attended the plenary and parallel sessions organised.
The material produced will be used by the Data Deep Dive Editorial Team to draft the respective sections of the SRIDA and will be further enriched during summer thanks to the input received through additional consultation channels. A second and more advanced prioritisation exercise with BDVA members will be organised in September.
On July 3rd 2020, BDVA organised in collaboration with ETP4HPC and the European Commission, the second session of an online workshop to analyse in depth the challenges, limitations and longer term perspectives of the Large Scale Pilot actions that are currently being developed in the context of the ICT-11-2018-2019 calls. As in the first session, this session and its insights will facilitate the definition of future research and innovation needs in terms of convergence and alignment of the basic technologies and their utilization in industry and specially SMEs.
- LEXIS: Stephan Hachinger (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre), Marc Levrier (ATOS). Presentation here.
- INFINITECH:Pavlos Kranas (LeanXcale). Presentation here.
- IoTwins: Paolo Bellavista (UNIBO), Francesco Millo (Bonfiglioli). Presentation here.
- Evolve: Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN), Angelos Bilas (FORTH). Presentation here.
- CYBELE: Sophia Karagiorgou (Ubitech). Presentation here.
- DeepHealth: Mónica Caballero (Everis), Jon Ander Gómez (UPV), Eduardo Quiñones (BSC), Marco Aldinucci (University of Torino). Presentation here.
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On the 8th of July, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 19 new members, among which there are 5 Full Members and 14 Associate Members.
Associate members: 1001 Lakes, AUSTRALO Interinnov Marketing Lab SL, BOM, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, ETA Consulting, FTK e.V., IDEKO, Leonardo SPA, LORTEK, SatCen, Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI), Value Date, Yoop Tech Limited and University of Pavia (Department of Economics and Management)
The Spansih Big Data and AI Inter-platform initiative, promoted and coordinated by PLANETIC (Spanish technological platform on the ICT sector), has generated a whitepaper to describe the current state of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Spanish scenario, with the aim to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
This whitepaper describes the Spanish positioning in AI regarding the European strategy, presenting the national and regional strategies that have been developed, an analysis of supply and demand for AI and Big data technologies for each of the sectors represented in the inter-platform initiative, and a review of the current poles of innovation in AI and Big Data, a sector analysis for their applications, opportunities, evolution and growth for Water, Tourism, Health and Manufacturing sectors.
BDVA's Smart Manufacturing Industry group proudly announces the publication of the second version of the Big Data Challenges in Manufacturing Industry (SMI) Whitepaper.
This paper includes an updated and deeper market and trend analysis, an assessment of future trends and scenarios for Smart Factories, Smart Product Lifecycles and Smart Supply Chain, a suggestion for a research and innovation agenda on SMI and an analysis of non-technical challenges (i.e. standardisation, skills and regulatory challenges). Finally, the document also identifies some key highly innovative trends and provides some recommendations for the future.
You can download the paper from this link.
BDVA's Secretariat welcomes two new joiners: Sinna Rissanen, who joined in May as Secretariat Officer and Martina Barbero, who started in June as Operations Manager.
Sinna and Martina come to strengthen BDVA's office, increase the support provided to BDVA's members and reinforce the association's role and impact within the EU ecosystem.
The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership is one of the candidates for European Partnerships in digital, industry and space in Horizon Europe. It will build on the work of BDVA and euRobotics cPPPs (Big Data Value PPP and SPARC PPP) and on the investment in the broader European AI community (EurAI, CLAIRE and ELLIS). The Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) defines the vision, overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, investment areas and a research, innovation and deployment roadmap for this Partnership. A third version of this document needs to be adopted after summer (consult the second version here).
During the month of July two separate information sessions will be organised on the 16th (register here) and the 29th (register here). Their purpose is to inform and engage a wider community on the SRIDA update.
On the 10th of July, BVDA will host an Online Activity Group Workshop dedicated to discussions on the Strategic Research and Innovation Development Agenda (SRIDA) update.
This event will be highly interactive and will foster an open discussion on new and emerging priorities for Research and Innovation (R&I) activities in the Data and AI domain. This workshop is one of the many community engagement activities which will be organised by BDVA over summer and which are part of the process for the udpate of the SRIDA, as defined with the European Commission.
For more information on the upcoming Data, AI and Robotics PPP please visit the European Commission's website on European Partnerships under Horizon Europe.
For more information on this event or other SRIDA update related activities please contact BVDA: email@example.com.