The European Commission has announced a new call for projects to foster better data access, sharing and analysis for the research of new virus variants. It aims to speed up the countermeasures for coronavirus and increase readiness for future epidemics.
BDVA/DAIRO and EuHubs4Data teams have been busy preparing the Data Week 2021, and you will receive news soon... very soon.
On the 23rd of March BDVA/DAIRO hosted a workshop on HPC, Big Data, IoT, and AI future industry-driven collaborative topics as a part of EuroHPC Summit week. During the workshop, Horizon 2020 ICT11 projects analysed research and innovation challenges SME's face with these technologies in terms of convergence and alignment.
Today General Assembly (GA23) officially welcomed 11 new members to BDVA/DAIRO. BayFOR, Optiva Media, FAU and POLIMI joined the association as full members.
The 53rd Activity Group meeting of BDVA is next week! On 26 April, all members are invited to join online to learn about the latest progress of the BDVA Task Forces and to discuss the new calls of Digital European Programme WP2023-24.
The year is coming to an end, but we are already looking into 2023 and making new opportunities for our members. Next year, the BDVA community will have an increasing focus on ethical and Trustworthy AI and how it will actualise across industries. We will continue building the European Data Spaces and work closely with the HPC community to help this vision to become reality. BDVA will support the creation of the capabilities of European companies through skills and engage more actively with the EU’s digital policies. And these topics are just to name a few.
We are still accepting new member applications for January. By joining the BDVA now, you can start the year by working with the community leading the development of the European ecosystem for data and AI.
On Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of March, the BDVA community reunited over a two days Activity Group meeting. The 49th AG meeting looked outside the borders of the Big Data research & innovation community and brought inputs from different fields that impact the Big Data ecosystem. The meeting also hosted the European Commission to present recent regulatory developments, and the Data Spaces Business Alliance to open its doors for a wider audience.
On the first day, BDVA met with EuroCC, the network of competence centres on High-Performance Computing (HPC) together with the EUHubs4Data project (federation of i-Spaces). Also the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking was present, of which BDVA is a member. The workshop connects the data, AI and HPC ecosystems, found synergies and addressed common topics and challenges.