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.

More than 530 participants joined the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership information sessions

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.

Outcome of the BDVA Online Activity Group Workshop on SRIDA update (July 10th)

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. 

HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics. Highlights from the second online workshop.

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.


Know-Center Summer Academy: new research and technology trends in Big Data and AI

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence hardly leave any business fields untouched. This means radically rethinking one’s own business models, taking into account the research results of the future. At the Know-Center Summer Academy, our experts will show you which technologies will conquer the markets and open up new potentials of your business in the upcoming years.