Release of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership

Today, BDVA, CLAIRE, ELLIS, EurAI and euRobotics are pleased to announce the official release of the Joint Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, which is available here.

Building on the previous release (SRIDA Second Consultation Release, September 2019 [3]), the joint SRIDA contains numerous updates and notably three specific “Deep Dive” sections for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics research, as well as an updated list of innovation challenges that Europe needs to tackle soon . It also provides more details on the Investment Areas (IA) and on the possibilities for collaboration with other partnerships, initiatives and communities under Horizon Europe. Furthermore, indicates new business opportunities. This SRIDA will guide the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership activities from January 2021 onwards and will ensure that this initiative achieves its vision “to boost European competitiveness, societal wellbeing and environmental aspects to lead the world in researching, developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI, Data and Robotics based on fundamental European rights, principles and values”.

The joint release of the SRIDA will be presented publicly during the Research and Innovation Days 2020 (22-24th of September).

You can find the third release of the SRIDA here

In case of questions, please contact info@ai-data-robotics-partnership.eu

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days 2020 !

The European Research and Innovation Days 2020 edition will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of September entirely online. BDVA will be present at the European Research and Innovation Days with several speakers participating in different sessions:

  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will intervene during the workshop on AI, data and robotics – building wider synergies around Europe which will take place on the 22nd of September at 16h.
  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will contribute to the Co-Design Session on Open Science and Open Innovation, scheduled for the 22nd of September at 14h. 
  • BDVA Vice President Laure Le Bars (SAP), will take part in the panel on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Today and Tomorrow taking place on the 22nd of September at 11h45.
  • BDVA Vice President, Milan Petković (Philips), will participate in the discussions on Data for Health which will take place on the 23rd of September at 10h30. 

For questions on BDVA participation in the event do not hesitate to contact the BDVA office.

BDVA welcomes 19 new members

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. 

Full members: ABI Lab, eBOS Technologies, Occitanie Data, University of the Basque Country and University of Murcia

Associate members: 1001 Lakes, AUSTRALO Interinnov Marketing Lab SL, BOMENGIE Lab CRIGEN, ETA Consulting, FTK e.V., IDEKOLeonardo SPA, LORTEK, SatCen, Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI), Value Date, Yoop Tech Limited and University of Pavia (Department of Economics and Management)

EU AI Whitepaper in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics

BDVA has published its response to the White paper on Artificial Intelligence: "a European approach to Excellence and Trust". BDVA welcomes this whitepaper as there is a clear need for a solid AI European approach based on European values. The aspiration contained within this document for Europe to “become a global leader in innovation in the data economy and its applications” is strongly supported by BDVA. A comprehensive and functioning Data Strategy is a prerequisite to any AI Policy and regulation. The general broad policy perspective of this whitepaper is also very well-received. The AI Whitepaper is very much in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. Find BDVA's response to the White paper on AI here.

Contribution of BDVA and the BDV PPP to the European Data Strategy

BDVA has published its response to the European Data Strategy published by the European Commission last February 19th. BDVA welcomes the European Data Strategy as the natural evolution of the data innovation ecosystem within Europe. The Data Strategy leverages the work of the Big Data Value PPP to support Large Industry working together with SMEs and research organisations in a critical mix needed to deliver both economic and societal impact to Europe in areas including mobility, manufacturing, bio- economy, health, energy, environment, smart cities and infrastructures, food, finance, media and farming. Find BDVA's response to the European Data Strategy here.

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days (day 2) - Data for Health

On the second day of the European Research and Innovation days, BDVA Vice-President Milan Petkovic (Philips) participated in the discussions of the panel on "Data for Health". This panel, falling under the Europe Fit for a Digital Age track, discussed the importance of data availability and accessibility for healthcare from an academic, societal but also industry perspective. 

BDVA Vice-President Milan Petkovic highlighted the pivotal role of data in healthcare innovation and in the delivery of better services and applications. He also draw the attention of the participants to the role that the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership could play in this application area and in collaboration with the other Horizon Europe Partnerships working on healthcare.

For more information on the participation of BDVA in the Research and Innovation days do not hesitate to contact us at: info@core.bdva.eu

BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days (day 1) contributing to the sessions of the "Europe fit for the Digital Age" track

On the first day of the Research and Innovation Days, BDVA officials participated in two important sessions under the track "a Europe fit for the Digital Age".

  • During the morning, BDVA Vice President Laure Le Bars (SAP) participated in the panel on "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, today and tomorrow".
  • In the afternoon, BDVA President Thomas Hahn (Siemens) was a keynote speaker of the session on "AI, Data and Robotics - building wider synergies around Europe" together with Cécile Huet, Deputy Head of Unit Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission (DG CNECT). 

During the two sessions, the importance of the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership and recently released Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda was highlighted. 

The recording of these sessions is available here. For more information on these two sessions or on the participation of BDVA in the Research and Innovation days do not hesitate to contact us at: info@core.bdva.eu

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