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.

Standards and Innovation: Data and AI standards generating value for SMEs

BDVA organised in collaboration with the BDVe project a webinar on "ICT Standards and Innovation" on May 19th 10am CEST. The organisation of this webinar was led by the BDVA TF6.SG6 (Standards) and the BDVA TF8.SG1 (Business-SMEs). The webinar combined an introductory part on ICT Standards and Standardisation with a deep dive for SMEs. Presentations and video are available.

BDVA Data Sharing Practices Survey: Share your experiences!

Has your organisation participated in any kind of data exchange or sharing activities with strategic partners? Regardless of whether you represent a business, research institution, governmental or non-governmental organisation your input is very valuable! 

Participate in the 12-minute BDVA Data Sharing Experiences Survey here

This survey has been created by the BDVA TF1.SG7 in collaboration with other Task Forces and the EC. Results of this survey will be shared in the second version of the BDVA paper "Towards a European Data Sharing Space".

HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics

On May 5th 2020, BDVA organised, in collaboration with ETP4HPC and the European Commission, 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. Based on this analysis, the aim is to outline future research and innovation needs in terms of convergence and alignment of the basic technologies and their utilization in industry and specially SMEs.

Covid-19 Webinar: VODAN

BDVA organises, with the support of GO FAiR, CODATA and the Philips Foundation, a webinar on April 29th at 14h CEST to raise more awareness about the VODAN Implementation network. The purpose of the Implementation Network is to make the SARS CoV-2 virus data FAIR, meaning that they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and thus Reusable by both humans and machines, during this epidemic of COVID-19. 

Opertus Mundi - A Single Digital Market for Industrial Geospatial Data Assets

Aim of the project is to build an Industrial Geospatial Data Marketplace for Europe, that shall be a central hub for geospatial data that guarantees affordability and flexibility in line with the needs of all users regardless of their size, domain, and expertise. Our vision is a breakthrough in the trading and sharing of commercial geospatial data assets in a cross-border and cross-sector setting following the goal to implement Europe’s Data Economy.

EOSC DIH Open Call for new pilots

The EOSC DIH is launching an Open Call for new business pilots from any sector. Applications open 2 April 2020 and close 3 May 2020 at 17:00 CEST

The European Open Science Cloud Digital Innovation Hub (EOSC DIH) invites start-ups/spin-offs, SMEs, Large enterprises, Digital Innovation Hubs, Competence Centres, Innovation spaces or small consortia from any sector to participate in the Open Call for business pilots. Up to five awarded applicants will participate in pilots that are expected to run between 3-6 months 

COViD-19 Data Exchange

In response to the impacts related to the COVID-19 crisis, and following the fairly unanimous call to accelerate data sharing, as a key contributor to solving this situation, Dawex took the initiative to launch the COVID-19 Data Exchange. Get involved here!

The aim of this COVID-19 Data Exchange platform is to facilitate access to data, and make sure that researchers, scientists, doctors and States are able to share any data that can be useful for the community.It will also play a key role in the coordination of effort of all economic stakeholders, at public and private level, worldwide, that are crucial in the struggle against the virus, to overcome the many collateral damages caused by the pandemic.