BDVA i-Spaces labels 2023

To ensure the quality of the European Data Innovation Spaces and connect existing initiatives under one umbrella, the BDVA set up the BDVA i-Space label. On a yearly basis, candidates from all over Europe are invited to apply for this label. A set of criteria are tested by way of a survey to collect the relevant information.  These activities have led to the establishment of a European Federation of i-Spaces that ensure easy access for industrial partners to foster the development and testing of precompetitive solutions on high-quality platforms offering certified services and training.

3 days of EBDVF 2023 in more than 500 photos

EBDVF 2023 has unfortunately come to an end, but we want to keep the beautiful memories alive. We greatly appreciate everyone's contribution. You all made EBDVF happen and you've made sure to make it memorable.

Here you will find a selection of professional photos from each day of EBDVF - collected in a Flickr account dedicated to our event.

Even though our amazing meeting just ended, we are already enthusiastic about seeing you again during the next edition of Europe’s top data-driven event, at EBDVF 2024 in Hungary. We want to thank all our organisers, sponsors and partner projects for their relentless support prior to and throughout the EBDVF.

BDVA Secretary General will speak at an EP event - Generative AI: opportunities, risks and challenges


BDVA Secretary General Ana Garcia Robles and BDVA Board Member Andrejs Vasiļjevs will be speaking at "Generative AI: opportunities, risks and challenges", a European Parliament - STOA event taking place on 7 November, starting from 14:00.

We are also honoured to have EBDVF 2022 co-organiser Jan Hajic present in the discussions, alongside other top experts.

EBDVF 2023: Shaping Europe’s Data-driven Innovation Ecosystem


Valencia, Spain, 30 October 2023 — The entire European data-driven AI research and innovation community met in Valencia from 25-27 October to share knowledge, establish collaborations and celebrate achievements during the European Big Data Value Forum 2023. EBDVF is BDVA’s flagship event, organised in collaboration with the European Commission and local partners, under the auspices of the Spanish European Council presidency.The EBDVF 2023 was organised in collaboration with ITI (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática), a private technological centre of reference in ICT, INCLIVA VLC (Biomedical Research Institute), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), alongside the European Commission (DG CNECT).

EBDVF 2023: Empowering Europe’s Data Innovation Ecosystem - Unveiling Excellence in Data-Driven i-Spaces

Valencia, Spain, 27 October 2023 — The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) made a significant announcement during the European Big Data Value Forum 2023, a landmark event in the data technology landscape. In a keynote titled “Envisaging a Data-Empowered Future with EUHubs4Data and i-Spaces Federation” Daniel Sáez-Domingo, Technology Transfer Director in ITI and coordinator of EUHubs4Data project highlighted the value that the i-Spaces community provides to European Data and AI strategy, preparing the stage for the great ceremony where the new quality labels for innovation data spaces, known as the i-Space label were unveiled.The session, which took place on 25 October from 18:00 to 18:45, placed the spotlight on the evolving landscape of data-driven innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

What‘s your appoach when it comes to AI governance? Join the discussion in Brussels!

etami's information session "What‘s your approach when it comes to AI governance?" will be taking place on the 28th of September at 13:30 CEST in Brussels. The session is open to everyone with the possibilities to join physically in Brussels or online! etami supports and promotes trustworthy and ethical design, development and deployment of AI systems by translating European and global principles into actionable and measurable guidelines, tools and methods.