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

BDVA organises a workshop on the Role of Data Innovation Spaces and Data Driven Innovation Hubs in the European digital transformation

On June 24th, the BDVA Task Force 1 - Sub Group 4 (i-Spaces) organises, 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. 

During this workshop, the panellists will discuss in particular about the role that Data Innovation Spaces (i-Spaces) will play in the new European landscape combining three different dimensions (DIHs and networks, European Common Data Spaces and Testing and Experimentation Facilities). The discussion will also focus on how EUHubs4Data project could act as a link between H2020 and the new Framework Programme in terms of data driven innovation.

Click here to register.

BDVA participating in the launch event of the GAIA-X initiative

On the 4th of June BDVA attended the “Ministerial talk and GAIA-X virtual expert forum”, organised jointly as a Franco-German event, which officially launched the GAIA-X initiative for the establishment of a federated data infrastructure for Europe

BDVA welcomes the establishment of this initiative and looks forward to collaborating with GAIA-X in order to enable further innovation through enhanced data sharing and exchange in Europe.

BDVA/BDV PPP recognised as a committed member of the European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition has recently recognised BDVA and the BDV PPP's action and support in tackling the digital skills gap. To mark this recognition BDVA has been granted a badge as a demonstration ot the commitment to boost digital skills in Europe, in particular for the contribution of the BDVe EduHub (http://bigdataprofessional.eu/).

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. BDVA has been a member of the Coalition since December 1st, 2017.

Call for EoI to become part of the i-Spaces review committee 2020

The call for BDVA Data i-Spaces labels 2020 has been recently launched for the fifth consecutive year. The labelling process implies that relevant information from the candidates will be gathered by an online questionnaire, and a review committee will examine individual candidates and recommend the appropriate quality ranking.

This review committee is expected to include experts in the different dimensions covered by the i-Spaces, among BDVA members and other strategic partners. BDVA opens now and until June 15th a call to receive expressions of interests of individuals interested in being part of this labelling committee.

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