Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Accenture have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of AI.nnovation Space, a new artificial intelligence technology center. It will be the first European mixed technology center located in a Spanish university, where all the stages of an innovative product, from the collection of ideas until the release to the market, will be covered.

The specific objectives of the AI.nnovation Space are the development of PhD theses and innovation projects, the support for the generation of technology-based companies, the promotion of the training of students and professionals, and the creation of a permanent ecosystem in the field of artificial intelligence. You can find more info here.

The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels.

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain.

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018.

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.