UPM and Accenture launch AI.nnovation Space

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Accenture have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of AI.nnovation Space, a new artificial intelligence technology center. It will be the first European mixed technology center located in a Spanish university, where all the stages of an innovative product, from the collection of ideas until the release to the market, will be covered. The center will be placed at the High Technical School of Computer Engineers of the UPM, in the Campus of International Excellence of Montegancedo (Boadilla del Monte, Madrid).

Final​ ​Release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Big​ ​Data​ ​Europe​ ​Integrator​ ​Platform​ ​(BDI)

The Big Data Europe (BDE) project is presenting and releasing the final public version of its
open source Integrator Platform at the Webinar scheduled on Thursday 16 November, 15:00
During this Webinar, BDE’s technical team will present what the Big Data Europe
Integrator Platform can do, how it does it, and how you can use it in order to derive more
value from your data sets. Moreover the project’s latest achievements with regard to
Semantifying the Big Data Stack will be showcased. 
You can access the Agenda and register for the Webinar here. Both registration and
attendance are free of charge.

BDVA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

BDVA announces the official publication of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) version 4 .

The agenda defines the overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, and a research and innovation roadmap for the European Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Big Data Value. The SRIA explains the strategic importance of Big Data, describes the data value chain and the central role of ecosystems, details a vision for Big Data Value in Europe in 2020, and sets out the objectives and goals to be accomplished by the PPP within the European research and innovation landscape of Horizon 2020 (H2020) and at both national and regional levels.

Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research & Innovation and Workforce Development

The NSF Big Data innovation Hubs organises an interactive workshop titled "Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research and Innovation and Workforce Development" on November 19-20, 2017 in Versailles. 

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the European Big Data Value Forum 2017, Big Data Value Association, PICASSO Project and INRIA. 
The main aim of the workshop is to bring together academic and industry actors from United States (US) and the European Union (EU) to discuss about the Big Data Science Research and Innovation ongoing efforts. 
 The Agenda and the registration for the Trans-Atlantic Symposium is available here.

AEGIS project in ECIS 2018 conference


AEGIS project (http://www.aegis-bigdata.eu/) is supporting the organization and dissemination of Track 30 in ECIS 2018 conference (http://ecis2018.eu/) about Big Data for Public Safety and Personal Security Applications. AEGIS EC H2020 Innovation Action, aims at creating an interlinked “Public Safety and Personal Security” Data Value Chain, and at delivering a novel platform for big data curation, integration, analysis and intelligence sharing.

More information about the track here.

European companies' data sharing

With the objective of assessing the economic value and potential of data sharing between companies in Europe, and to understand the success factors of data sharing between economic operators, the European Commission has launched a survey to gather information from companies that are either sharing data or re-using data.

This survey is part of the first comprehensive study that has ever been carried out in Europe to ascertain the economic and innovation potential of data sharing. The survey is available on https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DataSharingEurope// in different languages, and will be open until November 30.

Your involvement and participation in this survey is very important for the European
Commission, so that reliable can be conclusions can be drawn from a representative sample.

Mid-term review of the contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) under Horizon 2020

The 29th of September the European Commission published the mid-term review report concerning the Contractual Public private Partnerships (cPPP) under Horizon 2020 funding programme. Big Data Value is one of the ten cPPPs agreed. 

The cPPP instrument was designed to implement actions and strategies to increase the competitiveness impact of European R&D funding via Horizon 2020, offering a more active role to industry in the management of the instrument and promoting higher technology readiness level (TRLs) of the projects.

The report contains six main recommendations on how to improve this instrument further in the short and long term perspectives. 

The evaluation has been performed along five main dimensions defined in Terms of References: Efficiency, Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness and EU Value Added.