Webinar on Data Science Skills challenges for SMEs

March 5th, 2021 - 12:00-13:30(CET) on Zoom

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The digital transformation leads to a profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and significantly impacts work and society. Newly developed technology requires new attitudes and skills, shifting towards non-routine and knowledge-based jobs that increase the demand for tertiary education jobs with enhanced skills sets.

BDVA/DAIRO workshop on Trustworthiness of Industrial AI

On the 17th of February, BDVA/DAIRO held a workshop in the area of Trustworthiness for Industrial AI (see further details on the announcement of the workshop here). This online event gathered over 50 members of the community, including large companies, SME’s, researchers, technology providers and users, to discuss research and innovation needs, gaps, opportunities and challenges that Trustworthy AI sets to the industry across sectors. The workshop also focused on mapping concrete examples of critical, high-risk applications that will require trustworthiness conformity assessment.

BDVA becomes DAIRO!

In 2020 and taking into account the end of the 2014-2020 Multi Annual Financial Framework and the advent of the post 2020 European Commission’s programmes (i.e. Horizon Europe and Digital Europe), BDVA members decided to strengthen the Association by giving it a new mandate, a new name and by expanding its scope and breadth of activities. In 2021, BDVA thus becomes DAIRO.

BDVA/DAIRO to strengthen its activities on European Data Sharing Spaces through Task Force 10

In line with the European Commission's priorities and the launch of the Digital Europe Programme, BDVA/DAIRO decided to step up its activities concerning the European Data Sharing Spaces by strengthening the role and mandate of its existing Task Force dedicated to this topic.

In 2021, this Task Force will organise many activities and will focus on producing relevant outcomes for guiding policy-makers in the full realisation of a European Data Sharing Space. More information on upcoming activities and on the ambitions for this year will be shared soon. 

If you have questions on this Task Force or BDVA/DAIRO Task Forces more in general do not hesitate to contact us at info@core.bdva.eu

Automotive and Energy sub-groups officially established in BDVA/DAIRO

BDVA is thrilled to announce the official establishment of two new sub-groups under Task Force 7 - Applications, one focusing on automotive and one on energy.

The automotive and energy application areas are extremely important from a data sharing perspective and data driven innovation is affecting them profoundly. The establishment of these two sub-groups will allow BDVA to gather and share expertise on best practices for data sharing within the automotive and energy value chains and to provide input to policy makers and standardisation bodies concerning possible areas of intervention. The two sub-groups will also foster the emergence of communities of practice in these areas within BDVA. Both sub-groups are supported by a large number of BDVA Members who are keen to take part in the activities and to advance the debate on these application areas.

Launch of the EUHubs4Data first open call

On the 9th of December, the EUHubs4Data project officially launched its first open call for SMEs, start-ups and web entrepreneurs. The call aims at providing support to cross-border data driven experiments which leverage EUHubs4Data data and services catalogue.

If you have an idea for a data driven product or service and you are looking for financial and business support as well as visibility this call is for you! Do not hesitate to get in touch with bdva at info@core.bdva.eu in case of questions. More information are also available here.

BDVA/DAIRO at the 1st SLICES workshop on the Next Generation ICT Research Infrastructures

The 1st SLICES workshop on the Next Generation ICT Research Infrastructures will take place online on Wednesday the 3rd of March in the afternoon and Thursday the 4th of March in the morning.

BDVA/DAIRO President, Thomas Hahn, has been invited to contribute to the discussions and in particular concerning the challenges in the area of Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing and will intervene on the second day during the session on socio industrial perspective. You can consult the full agenda of the event here.

If you are interested in the event, do not hesitate to register here. The workshop background document is also available here.

BDVA/DAIRO at the IoT Week 2021

IoT Week is an annual event organized by the IoT Forum since 2011. The IoT Week conference gathers industry and academia representatives from around the world. The 2021 edition of the IoT Week will take place from August 31st to September 3rd, 2021 and offers possibilities for physical (in Dublin) and online participation.

BDVA/DAIRO is an institutional partner of the event and will lead the organisation of two tracks in relation to Data Sharing Spaces and Trustworthiness of Industrial AI. More information on the content and scope of these sessions will be shared soon.