Working Group on Future Partnerships

A new Working Group on Future Partnerships has been launched under the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative with the aim of reinforcing the role for the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as coordinators of EU-wide Research and Innovation efforts, national initiatives and industrial strategies. The goal is to explore how improving the synchronisation between public-private partnerships and national programmes to increase the impact of European Research and Innovation (R&I). 

Big Data in China: insights and lessons

Thomas Hahn, Vice President of BDVA, has participated last January 31st 2018 in a round table organized in Brussels by ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), about the impact of Big Data in the China economy, the challenges in realising value from Big Data, and opportunities around that, and during which the ICAEW report Big Data in Chinese Businesses was presented (

BDVA and PPP projects participated in the RDA EU Data Innovation Forum

Representatives from the BDVA and AEGIS, BigDataOcean, DataBio, MyHealthMyData and Special PPP Projects participated in the Research Data Alliance (RDA) EU Data Innovation Forum, held in Brussels on the 30th of January 2018 and shared their results and examples of challenges to be met, in the overall context of the European Data Economy and data-driven innovation in Europe, and mapped to ongoing activities or future challenges to be addressed by the RDA.

4th-7th June 2017, Global IoT Summit (GIoTS-2018): Call for papers!

Organised by Mandat International, IEEE IoT TsC, the IoT Forum and IPv6 Forum (collocated with the IoT Week), The Global IT Summit’18 will take place from the 4th to 7th June in Bilbao, Spain. 

More detailed information about the event and registration is available here

The 2018 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. 

The Organising Committee launched a call for papers concerning paper submissions and publications, special session and workshop proposal submissions and industry forum panel session submissions. 

All the information about the call for papers is available here.

Public consultations for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

In the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes and the future proposal of the next long-term budget for the EU covering several policy areas, the European Commission has launched public consultations on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and Single Market. Such consultations follow the objective to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget and make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework in May.

EU Citizens are invited to give feedbacks on how the current EU policies and programmes support innovation and investments in strategic digital infrastructures, and how work could further be improved in terms of performance, simplification or opportunities for synergies between funds.