Today, 09.02.2016, the annual European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water Conference started in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands with a full day of ~20 workshops and working group meetings et al….
The Big Data Europe (BDE) project was presented in a 15 minutes talk in the course of a half-day workshop of the ICT4Water Cluster, a cluster that brings together all ICT related R&D&I projects of FP7 and H2020 and above to orchestrate activities, learn from each other et. al.
The ICT4Water and Big Data Europe agreed after the workshop to stay in touch (potentially BDE even becomes a partner in ICT4Water) and involve people from the (ICT4) water community into relevant activities in the BDE project (more concrete in SC5 of the H2020 Societal Challenges: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials) to ensure the knowledge exchange between BDE and ICT4Water as well as to ensure to bring the important topic of water also to the relevant BDE dicussions.
See slides ‘Introduction to Big Data Europe project’:
The European Innovation Partnership on Water – EIP Water in short – is an initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union. The EIP Water facilitates the development of innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges. At the same time, the EIP Water supports the creation of market opportunities for these innovations, both inside and outside of Europe.
European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) aim to speed up innovations that contribute to solving societal challenges, enhance Europe’s competitiveness and contribute to job creation and economic growth. EIPs help to pool expertise and resources by bringing together public and private actors at EU, national and regional level, combining supply- and demand-side measures.
After a lot of ICT4Water project presentations and beside Big Data Europe, Martin Kaltenböck of Semantic Web Company presented also the EIP Water Online Marketplace (that has been specified and implemented and is actively maintained by SWC) that brings together more than 2.000 active users in the field of Water Innovation across Europe: