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  • ¬†Consultation on Big Data Value for Europe

    The European Technology Platform for Software and Services NESSI , together with partners from the FP7 project Big , has drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Big Data Value for Europe. The objective of the SRIA is to describe the main research challenges and needs for advancing Big Data Value in Europe in the next 5 to 10 years. The SRIA will be an important channel for providing input to the European Big Data Value Partnership that aims to establish a Public Private Partnership on Data. The current content of the SRIA is based on contributions from NESSI and Big Project partners, input from other stakeholders as well as the outcomes of several sector workshops held early this year.
    DG Connect, Unit G3-Data Value Chain invites you to download the draft SRIA and to visit the online consultation at www.bigdatavalue.eu to share your opinions on the suggested research and innovation directions for Big Data Value creation in Europe.

    Contact person in DG Connect:

    Wolfgang Treinen

Data Value Chain


In 2012 a major reorganisation and renaming of DG Information Society took place. On 1st July DG Information Society became DG CONNECT. Under this new banner, the activities of the Directorate General were refocussed, reorganised and regrouped. One of the new units is Unit G3 - Data Value Chain. This new unit groups together the activities of the former units E1 - Language Technologies , E2 - Technologies for Information Management and the Public Sector Information activities of E4 - Access to Information.

The mission of the Data Value Chain Unit is to foster commercial and social added value based on the intelligent use, management and re-use of data sources in Europe, through a combination of Research and Innovation, legislative and deployment actions. This will lead to world class applications, new business opportunities involving SMEs, increased efficency of the private and public sectors and to an (open) data friendly policy and business environment. Our priorities are:

  • Developing a strategy for the European data value chain leading to a coherent set of actions that will help to boost the emerging European data industry and that will contribute to increased efficiency in a range of data-intensive application areas.
  • Supporting research and innovation fostering the intelligent use, management and reuse of complex and large amount of data for better decision making, efficiency and knowledge management. Main areas of work will be: Research on data and content analytics including visualisation and multilingual data; the use of data driven intelligence and knowledge management in data intensive sectors.
  • Advancing the Commission's open data policy by accompanying the adoption process of the revised Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information by Parliament and Council, by handling complaints and infringements based on the existing PSI Directive, and by promoting open data policies across the European Union.
  • Creating the basis for pan-European portals for open data and for language resources. These portals will improve the accessibility and usability of fragmented data and language resources available at the local, regional and national level.

Research and innovation projects managed by the first two former units will now be managed jointly by the Data Value Chain unit. However, in order to ensure a certain level of continuity, and to try to avoid confusing our stakeholders, we will continue for the time being to maintain our pages here on Cordis. Certain pages will no longer be updated but this will be clearly indicated on the page concerned, with a new link where relevant.

You can access both Language Technology and Technologies for Information Management pages via the links on the left navigation bar, and if you are interested we have also included links to our other activities. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions CNECT-G3@ec.europa.eu .

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