EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF
DATA DRIVEN INNOVATION
The European federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs aims to consolidate as the European reference for data driven innovation and experimentation, fostering collaboration between data driven initiatives in Europe, federating solutions in a global common catalogue of data services, and sharing data in a cross-border and cross-sector basis.
With the objective of serving as reference to the establishment of the Common European Data Spaces, the federation is initially composed of 12 DIHs, covering 10 countries and 12 different regions, and plans to increase the geographical coverage by incorporating other relevant initiatives in the upcoming months.
THE CATALOGUE / THE OFFER
Under the paradigm “European catalogue, regional offer”, the federation has a two-fold objective: on the one hand, the creation of a federated catalogue that combines data driven services and data sources coming from the individual offers of the DIHs, enriched with solutions and assets coming from past and existing European projects, and other marketplaces and catalogues in Europe. On the other, to make it accessible by DIHs at regional and local level to small and medium size actors, so they can benefit from the latest European advances on Big Data and AI.
The federation aims at creating a solid ecosystem, bringing together relevant European initiatives around the data economy, fostering collaboration among those initiatives towards the objective of common European data spaces, attracting SMEs and start-ups to use and benefit from the federated services and data sources, and raising awareness in society about the benefits of data driven innovation.
A set of cross-border experiments will be selected through three rounds of open calls, and among the most promising and relevant in terms of maturity and closeness to the market proposed by SMEs and start-ups.
The experiments will focus on different sectors of economic and societal value for Europe (e.g Healthcare, Manufacturing, AgriFood, Climate, Mobility, Energy) leveraging the existing focus, experience and available data sets of the different hubs involved.
Additional objectives of those experiments are to test the service delivery model, and to define the baseline for business and sustainability plans.
First open call will be launched in December, stay tuned!
To accomplish the mentioned objectives, EUHubs4Data project officially started on Sep 1st 2020, has a duration of 3 years and a budget of 12.5M Euros. The consortium of EUHubs4Data combines relevant initiatives in the European data landscape with national / regional organizations deeply rooted in their respective ecosystems, reinforcing the two-dimension of the project, the objective of creating a European offer accessible at regional level, and to attract end users from the demand side. All partners are recognized experts on their fields, and will play a well-defined and specific role in the project.