This signature marks the commitment by the European Commission, industry and academia partners to build a data-driven economy across Europe, mastering the generation of value from Big Data and creating a significant competitive advantage for European industry, boosting economic growth and jobs.
The BDV PPP will commence in 2015 start with first projects in 2016 and will run until 2020. Covering the multi-dimensional character of Big Data, the PPP activities will address technology and applications development, business model discovery, ecosystem validation, skills profiling, regulatory and IPR environment and social aspects.
The BDV PPP will lead to a comprehensive innovation ecosystem for achieving and sustaining European leadership on Big Data, and for delivering maximum economic and societal benefit to Europe - its business and its citizens.
The Big Data Value Association partnering with the European Commission is an non-for-profit industry-led organisation that has members from across Europe and comprises large and small industry and research entities. The BDVA will provide strategic oversight, advice and community engagement.
BDVA founding members include AnswareTech s.l., ATC, Atos SE, CINI Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'lnfofmatica, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, IBM Israel - Science and technology Ltd, INDRA Sistemas S.A, Insight National University of Ireland Galway, Intel Research and Innovation Ireland Ltd, IT Innovation Center, ITI Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, National University of Ireland Galway, Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Orange SA, SAP SE, Siemens AG, Software AG, Stiftelsen SINTEF, THALES Communications and Security S.A.S, TIE Kinetix N.V, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universität Duisburg Essen, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.