At the beginning of the year, nine EU-funded data platform projects were launched under the umbrella of the Big Data Value PPP. The first online meetings have now taken place to establish synergies between the projects.

The data platform projects develop technical solutions for collecting, integrating, and sharing data. They are doing important preparatory work for a European Data Space, as set out in the European Commission’s data and AI strategy.

The virtual events of the Big Data Value PPP were followed with great interest. The three online meetings with a focus on industrial, personal and mixed data had a total of 185 participants and were moderated by Dr. Andreas Metzger from the paluno working group Software Systems Engineering. At the beginning of the events, Kimmo Rossi and Dr. Malte Beyer Katzenberger from the Data Policy and Innovation Unit presented the ambitious goals of the European Commission regarding the EU Data Spaces. Afterwards, the data platform projects were presented.

The participants discussed the challenges in creating the planned data platforms. This included the question of how to facilitate interconnection and interoperability between different data platforms. Another key factor will be to motivate people and organizations to exchange their data via the platforms. Solutions that can verify and ensure that data is provided in sufficient quality are also identified as crucial. The participants brought in different approaches and ideas to address these issues.

Further online meetings on these and other topics are planned in the coming months. Although they can not replace the direct networking, in times of Corona, the virtual meeting are a good opportunity to get to know each other and to find starting points for cooperation beyond project boundaries.

Further Information
Data platform projects under the umbrella of BDV PPP
Industrial Data Platforms
DataPorts A Data Platform for the Cognitive Ports of the Future
The FSM The food safety market: an SME-powered industrial data platform to boost the competitiveness of European food certification
i3-MARKET Intelligent, Interoperable, Integrative and deployable open source MARKETplace with trusted and secure software tools for incentivising the industry data economy
OpertusMundi A Single Digital Market for Industrial Geospatial Data Assets
Personal Data Platforms
KRAKEN Hybrid automated machine integrating concurrent manufacturing processes, increasing the production volume of functional on-demand using high multi-material deposition rates
DataVaults Persistent Personal Data Vaults Empowering a Secure and Privacy Preserving Data Storage, Analysis, Sharing and Monetisation Platform
PIMCITY Building the next generation personal data platforms
Mixed Data Platforms
TRUSTS Trusted Secure Data Sharing Space
smashHit Smart Dispatcher for secure and controlled sharing of distributed personal and industrial data


Data and AI Strategy of the European Commission

In February, the EU Commission presented its strategy for a digital Europe, concretizing its European data strategy and policy options for the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Among other things, it plans to invest in a European project on European data spaces, including trustworthy and energy-efficient data exchange and cloud infrastructures, as part of the upcoming Horizon Europe research program. (Shaping Europe’s digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence, Press release of the European Commission of 19.02.2020).

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