Outcome of the BDVA Online Activity Group Workshop on SRIDA update (July 10th)

On the 10th of July BDVA organised an Online Activity Group meeting aimed at discussing and brainstorming about new contents to be included in the next release of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership. 

More than 70 participants joined this event and attended the plenary and parallel sessions organised. 

The material produced will be used by the Data Deep Dive Editorial Team to draft the respective sections of the SRIDA and will be further enriched during summer thanks to the input received through additional consultation channels. A second and more advanced prioritisation exercise with BDVA members will be organised in September. 

HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics. Highlights from the second online workshop.

On July 3rd 2020, BDVA organised in collaboration with ETP4HPC and the European Commission, the second session of an online workshop to analyse in depth the challenges, limitations and longer term perspectives of the Large Scale Pilot actions that are currently being developed in the context of the ICT-11-2018-2019 calls. As in the first session, this session and its insights will facilitate the definition of future research and innovation needs in terms of convergence and alignment of the basic technologies and their utilization in industry and specially SMEs.

Presentations:

  • LEXIS: Stephan Hachinger (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre), Marc Levrier (ATOS). Presentation here.
  • INFINITECH:Pavlos Kranas (LeanXcale). Presentation here.
  • IoTwins: Paolo Bellavista (UNIBO), Francesco Millo (Bonfiglioli). Presentation here.
  • Evolve: Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN), Angelos Bilas (FORTH). Presentation here.
  • CYBELE:  Sophia Karagiorgou (Ubitech). Presentation here.
  • DeepHealth: Mónica Caballero (Everis), Jon Ander Gómez (UPV), Eduardo Quiñones (BSC), Marco Aldinucci (University of Torino). Presentation here.

 

Know-Center Summer Academy: new research and technology trends in Big Data and AI

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence hardly leave any business fields untouched. This means radically rethinking one’s own business models, taking into account the research results of the future. At the Know-Center Summer Academy, our experts will show you which technologies will conquer the markets and open up new potentials of your business in the upcoming years.

White paper published by Spanish National Initiative on AI and Big Data

The Spansih Big Data and AI Inter-platform initiative, promoted and coordinated by PLANETIC (Spanish technological platform on the ICT sector), has generated a whitepaper to describe the current state of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Spanish scenario, with the aim to identify strengths and areas for improvement. 

This whitepaper describes the Spanish positioning in AI regarding the European strategy, presenting the national and regional strategies that have been developed, an analysis of supply and demand for AI and Big data technologies for each of the sectors represented in the inter-platform initiative, and a review of the current poles of innovation in AI and Big Data, a sector analysis for their applications, opportunities, evolution and growth for Water, Tourism, Health and Manufacturing sectors.

BDVA's Smart Manufacturing Industry group proudly announces the publication of the second version of the Big Data Challenges in Manufacturing Industry (SMI) Whitepaper

BDVA's Smart Manufacturing Industry group proudly announces the publication of the second version of the Big Data Challenges in Manufacturing Industry (SMI) Whitepaper. 

This paper includes an updated and deeper market and trend analysis, an assessment of future trends and scenarios for Smart Factories, Smart Product Lifecycles and Smart Supply Chain, a suggestion for a research and innovation agenda on SMI and an analysis of non-technical challenges (i.e. standardisation, skills and regulatory challenges). Finally, the document also identifies some key highly innovative trends and provides some recommendations for the future.

You can download the paper from this link.  

AI, Data and Robotics Partnership SRIDA information sessions

The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership is one of the candidates for European Partnerships in digital, industry and space in Horizon Europe. It will build on the work of BDVA and euRobotics cPPPs (Big Data Value PPP and SPARC PPP) and on the investment in the broader European AI community (EurAICLAIRE and ELLIS). The Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) defines the vision, overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, investment areas and a research, innovation and deployment roadmap for this Partnership. A third version of this document needs to be adopted after summer (consult the second version here). 

During the month of July two separate information sessions will be organised on the 16th (register here) and the 29th (register here). Their purpose is to inform and engage a wider community on the SRIDA update.

 

Report of the Online Workshop on the Role of Data Innovation Spaces and Data Driven Innovation Hubs in the European digital transformation

On June 24th, BDVA organised, in collaboration with the European Commission DG-CNECT, a workshop on the Role of Data Innovation Spaces and Data Driven Innovation Hubs in the European digital transformation. 

The objective of this workshop was to discuss about the role of Data Innovation Spaces in the European landscape, and identify their alignment with present and future instruments. The discussion explored the triple dimension of Data Innovation Spaces as instruments to bring data driven innovation to the regional ecosystems, to mobilize and capitalize data and to provide testing and experimentation environments. To this end, the workshop's panel included relevant representatives from the European Commission and European initiatives and projects.

Read more of this post to have access to the summary and the presentations of this event. 

BDVA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with CEN-CENELEC to strengthen collaboration for the development of trustworthy AI in the EU

On 14 May, BDVA, the European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance their mutual cooperation in the strategic field of Big Data Value and AI standardization. 

As BDVA’s President, Thomas Hahn, highlighted “the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics partnership will bring research and innovation activities closer to deployment and user uptake, therefore collaboration with CEN-CENELEC will become even more critical to drive the needed international standardisation. BDVA looks forward to working closely with CEN-CENELEC for the development of a strategic dialogue in this domain.”

The full press release can be found here and the news item on CEN-CENELEC's website here

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