The European Commission outlines next steps towards a European data economy

The European Commission proposed on January 10th 2016 policy and legal solutions to unleash EU’s data economy as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy presented last May 2015. The European Commission adopted a Communication on "Building a European Data Economy", accompanied by a Staff Working Document, where it looks at the rules and regulations impeding the free flow of data and present options to remove unjustified or disproportionate data location restrictions, and,
outlines legal issues regarding access to and transfer of data, data portability and liability of non-personal, machine-generated digital data.

French-German cooperation to accelerate the digital transformation of Economy

In light of an increasing digitalization and the resulting requirements, European industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Without a doubt, the digital transformation of industry demands cooperation at all levels: between companies, industries and institutions, across national borders and across the respective emerging digital platforms. The cooperation with top universities worldwide is also essential.

In line with this, the advances of the industry-driven European R&D public private partnerships, such as the European Factory of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and euRobotics and also platforms such as Alliance Industrie du Futur and Plattform Industrie 4.0, are proving being very fruitful.

Big Data PPP Information and Networking Days 2017. Last days for registering

Big Data PPP Information and Networking Days 2017, organised by the Unit Data Policy and Innovation (CNECT G1), will take place on 17 and 18 January 2017 in Luxembourg Congrès in Luxembourg.
The aim of the event is to inform and guide potential applicants preparing project proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences. It will give participants the chance to network and to find partners for their projects. It will also give the opportunity to the first Big Data PPP projects, issued from the 2016 call for proposals, to present their objectives and roadmap and to meet proposers.

The Big Data Value European community convened in Spain: BDVA Valencia Summit 2016

After two successful editions in Madrid (June 2015) and The Hague (March 2016), the Big Data Value Association organised its 3rd Summit in Valencia from November 30th to December 2nd 2016. More than 350 experts from Industry, Academia, Public Administration, data owners and users from all Europe participated in that summit. With 19 keynotes, 2 expert panels, 35 parallel sessions, and 1 info-day session, those three days gave the opportunity to:

  • Drive forward the Big Data Value ecosystem and improve visibility of Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the BDV PPP;
  • Inspire and get inspired by real stories from data users and providers;
  • Share and understand the state of the art in Big Data Technologies, big data challenges and opportunities;
  • Incubate ideas and build consortium for 2017 H2020 calls. 

The Network of Big Data Centers of Excellence in Europe is up and running

BDVA Valencia Summit held a new meeting of the Network of Big Data Centers of Excellence in Europe.

The main focus of the Center of Excellence (CoE) Network will be research topics, and how they can be transferred into relevant industries.

The initiators of this bold initiative already decided on the next steps: collect best practices and key achievements of each center, define big challenges, meet on regular basis, and align with other European initiatives.

EuDEco Workshop in BDVA Valencia Summit

EuDEco organised an interesting workshop on 1 December 2016 in Valencia, in the frame of the BDVA Summit, entitled Making the best of big data – How do data economy actors adapt their strategies to changing framework conditions in Europe.

In the introductory presentations, the representatives of two companies, working with big data, explained how they had to adapt their strategies to changing framework conditions in Europe (in connection with big data and data reuse), what challenges they faced when doing so and how these challenges could be overcome.