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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/web development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 990 546,25

Participants (15)

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 609 003,50
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
TENFORCE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 505 826,75
Address
Havenkant 38
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 536 990,75
Address
Mariahilferstrasse 70/8
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 980,25
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEIE ERCIM
France
EU contribution
€ 246 250
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
Activity type
Other
OPEN PHACTS FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 825
Address
Milton Road 290 292 Science Park Thomas Graham House
CB4 0WF Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 136 517,50
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 75 937,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESSDA ERIC
Norway
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
Parkveien 20
5007 Bergen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 783,75
Address
Avenida De Cadiz Ed 457-Base Aerea De Torrejon
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 402,50
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 162 237,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRO-KNOW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 937,50
Address
Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 22 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations