Study visit on Big Data, March 21-22, 2017, Brussels


Study visit to Brussels on Big Data for Transformation of the Industry, March 21-22, Brussels

A study visit was organised by the Polish National Contact Point in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU, Polish Ministry of Development (tbc), Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs (tbc) Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA. This event took place at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium, Brussels.

This event was addressed at Polish companies and research institutions active in Big Data related areas, which have the potential to enter the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and other cPPPs and PPPs, or be part of consortia realizing the projects in H2020 calls; European stakeholders active in Big Data consortia; Belgian companies and research institutions active in Big Data related areas.

The objectives were to present Polish potential in Big Data to the European Commission, Big Data Value Association; to familiarise Polish industry and research institutions with HORIZON 2020 rules of the game; to facilitate and enhance cooperation between Polish and Belgian partners from the Big Data sector. Also, an impact was have new and strengthened links between PL, BE and other EU stakeholders resulting in an increased number of PL participations in the Horizon 2020 Big Data initiative and projects related to Big Data. 

Activities that took place were working meetings with the European Commission representatives, which included; a matchmaking event with representatives of the Belgian Big Data sector (companies and research institutions); informal meetings with PL representatives in EU institutions (including MEPs); informal meetings with thematic organisations, associations active in Brussels in area of R&D&I; and, the presentation of the Polish potential in Big Data for transformation of the industry.

Marcin Ostasz, ETP4HPC Office Expert, gave a presentation on 'European HPC Technology and its role in Big Data development' on Wednesday morning, the 22nd and a number of Polish companies and organisations show interest in joining our ETP and the Office will follow up on these leads.


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