The BDV PPP is furthering the development of the European data ecosystems as a data-driven economy. One key action is the work to support a network of Big Data Centres of Excellence to foster collaboration, share best practices and know-how among centres, facilitate meetings of the network participants and provide expert guidance and support for the establishment of new centres of excellence in Europe.
A best practice framework for Big Data Centres of Excellence has been developed through an extensive survey of existing Centres of Excellence in Europe, identification of their challenges and opportunities, as well as their best practices and guidelines. The framework was later enhanced by the interviews of the case studies presented above, and the feedback received. The resulting framework is illustrated below: