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The Big Data Value Association advertised and granted a label for European Innovation Spaces to help drive forward Big Data adoption across all domains within European industry.

Every year, existing hubs can obtain a label as a “BDVA i-Space”, after an evaluation process based on a comprehensive criterion catalogue. The new label is granted in three grades:

These grades are aligned with the maturity and potential impact of the candidates in five main domains:

1Excellence of infrastructure

4Impact to Eco System

2Quality of Services

5Business model

3Projects and sectors


The Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) offers big data researchers unique access to a large variety of big data and in-memory technologies. Industry and science collaborate closely to find hidden value in big data and generate smart data.

Teralab is a Big Data platform developed within the framework of the PIA. It has the role of hosting efforts to enhance the value of industrial data in partnership with laboratories or collaborative projects.

Know-Center conducts applied and interdisciplinary research in the field of computer science in the areas of data-driven business, big data and cognitive computing.

SICS ICE is a unique national datacenter built for cloud and big data research by SICS North Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology.

The Big Data Centre of Excellence in Barcelona is an initiative led by Eurecat which has been launched in February 2015 with the support of the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona City Council and Oracle.

The Italian Open Platform for HIGH-PERFORMANCE DATA ANALYSIS is made available by the HPC department of Cineca, the major Italian supercomputing center, as an environment for Big Data for research and innovation.


EGI has built a federation of long-term distributed compute and storage infrastructures that support research and innovation. It has delivered unprecedented data analysis capabilities to more than 48,000 researchers from many disciplines.

ITI Big Data Space offers infrastructure, tools and data for research and experimentation with Big Data Technologies. The digital innovation ecosystem around ITI is able to use the services of the data space to test new business and technological products.

For further information, please visit BDVA website or contact