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Integrating Big Data, Software and Communities for Addressing Europe’s Societal Challenges

Objective

BigDataEurope will provide support mechanisms for all the major aspects of a data value chain, in terms of the employed data and technology assets, the participating roles and the established or evolving processes. The effectiveness of the provided support mechanisms will be assessed in different domains pertaining to Europe’s major societal challenges with respect to the needs and requirements of the related communities. To this end, BigDataEurope focuses on providing an integrated stack of tools to manipulate, publish and use large-scale data resources; tools that can be installed and used freely in a customised data processing chain with minimal knowledge of the technologies involved and integrating and industrially hardening key open-source Big Data technologies and European research prototypes into a Big Data Integrator Platform, i.e. an ecosystem of specifications and reference implementations that are both attractive to current players from all parts of the data value chain while also lowering the entry barrier for new businesses.
In order to realise its objectives, Big Data Europe will focus on two clearly defined coordination and support measures:
1. Coordination: Engaging with a diverse range of stakeholder groups representing particularly the Horizon 2020 societal challenges Health, Food & Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Climate, Social Sciences and Security; Collecting requirements for the ICT infrastructure needed by data-intensive science practitioners tackling a wide range of societal challenges; covering all aspects of publishing and consuming semantically interoperable, large-scale data and knowledge assets;
2. Support: Designing, realizing and evaluating a Big Data Aggregator platform infrastructure that meets requirements, minimises the disruption to current workflows, and maximises the opportunities to take advantage of the latest European RTD developments, including multilingual data harvesting, data analytics, and data visualisation.
BigDataEurope will implement and apply two main instruments to successfully realize these coordination and support measures:
a) Build Societal Big Data Interest Groups in the W3C interest group scheme and involving a large number of stakeholders from the Horizon 2020 societal challenges as well as technical Big Data experts;
b) Design, integrate and deploy a cloud-deployment-ready Big Data aggregator platform comprising key open-source Big Data technologies for real-time and batch processing, such as Hadoop, Cassandra and Storm.
BigDataEurope aims to provide an adaptable, easy to deploy and use solution, which will allow the interest-ed user groups and stakeholders to extend their Big Data solutions or introduce Big Data technology to their business processes, based on a concrete methodology for producing a technically sound solution and maximizing its outreach to the relevant communities.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 990 546,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 990 546,25

Participants (15)

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 609 003,50
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 609 003,50
TENFORCE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 505 826,75
Address
Havenkant 38
3000 Leuven

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 505 826,75
SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 536 990,75
Address
Mariahilferstrasse 70/8
1070 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 536 990,75
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 279 980,25
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 279 980,25
GEIE ERCIM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 246 250,00
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 246 250,00
OPEN PHACTS FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 121 825,00
Address
Milton Road 290 292 Science Park Thomas Graham House
CB4 0WF Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 121 825,00
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 136 517,50
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 136 517,50
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 75 937,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 75 937,50
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 198 750,00
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
105 61 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 198 750,00
CESSDA ERIC
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 236 250,00
Address
Solheimsgaten 16
5058 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 236 250,00
EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 322 783,75
Address
Avenida De Cadiz Ed 457-base Aerea De Torrejon
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 322 783,75
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 328 402,50
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 328 402,50
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 162 237,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 162 237,50
AGRO-KNOW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 210 937,50
Address
Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee Leuven

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 210 937,50
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 22 000,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 22 000,00