Big Data Alliance meeting, 4th November, 2022
The most recent Big Data Alliance (BDA) meeting successfully held on 4 November 2022. The main points discussed during the BDA meeting are summarised below.
Initially, Marcelo Lampkowski from ICLEI Europe welcomed the new BDA members:
- NTT Data, a multinational information technology service and consulting company
- Open Data Hub Südtirol, a cross-border digital platform that helps start-ups, companies and research institutes to develop digital solutions based on real data
- Forum Virium Helsinki, the City of Helsinki innovation company.
Gema Hernández Moral and Carla Rodríguez Alonso (CARTIF), presented the I-ENERGY project and how it aims at evolving, scaling up and demonstrating innovative AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) Energy Analytics Applications and digital twins services in 9 real-life applications. Apart from its pilots, the project hosts two open calls for applicants to contribute in the development of analytics. The 2nd Open Call grants applicants up to 100.000 euros and a 9-month mentoring program.
Next, Giuseppa Caruso (ENG) and Maria Papadimitriou (CINTECH). talked about the BD4NRG project and its open call. BD4NRG is looking for up to 10 SMEs and start-ups that will introduce new services (big-data governance and analytical applications) by integrating and making use of the services and data offered through the BD4NRG platform.
After the final remarks, it has been decided that the next BDA meeting will happen in February 2023.