On 7 and 8 October 2020, the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) are organising the fourth round of workshops under the “Big Data and B2B platforms: the next big opportunity for Europe” study. The objective of the study is to analyse how to accelerate the growth of the data-based economy and to support the development of B2B platforms in Europe focusing on two sectors: automotive and healthcare.
Event date: 07/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
The study started in December 2018 and will be completed by December 2020. It focuses on two sectors: (i) cooperative, connected and automated mobility and (ii) high-impact healthcare.
The following reports will be delivered under the study by autumn 2020:
- Two reports, one for each sector being analysed, on the design, organisation, rollout, outcomes and impact of the two pilots;
- Two reports, one for each sector being analysed, on potential market deficiencies and regulatory barriers, including a common industry-led position;
- A report with recommendations for EU and national policymakers and an action plan to create shared EU-wide in-vehicle data platforms;
- A report with recommendations for EU and national policymakers and an action plan to accelerate the creation of unified EU-wide diabetes-related data platform; and
- A report informing policy actions on skills for the automotive sector;
And a final conference will take place on 26 November 2020 to present the final results of the study and discuss the main lessons learned with policymakers and stakeholders.
Pilot on fair and equal data sharing for cooperative, connected and automated mobility
The pilot aims to prove the concept of a possible solution that can help improve fair and undistorted competition, particularly on equal access for all market participants (in particular SMEs) to in-vehicle data using a shared data platform. The third workshop on this pilot took place on 23 June 2020 in an online format and brought around the table 25 experts. It covered three content blocks:
- The progress of the implementation process on the big data platform;
- The challenges of connected and automated vehicles aiming to drive refinements and improvements of the pilot; and
- The synergies with the Blueprint on skills initiatives and the report informing policy actions in the area of skills regarding service development on connected vehicles.
The main objective of the third workshop was to present the work done so far during the Implementation and Rollout phase of the pilot as well as the status of the data sharing infrastructure, including the status of the use cases that will be run to test the environment. The workshop concluded the Implementation and Rollout phase and opened the Finalisation of the outcomes phase of the pilot, where the study team will consolidate the insights gathered during the third workshop to arrive to the final setting of the pilot and its features. The progress on the above will be presented and discussed at the fourth and final workshop on automotive, to take place as an online meeting on 8 October 2020.
Pilot on a high-quality, diabetes-related data repository by using the latest technologies and big data breakthroughs
The pilot aims to extract and exploit data from Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) datasets to develop a comprehensive biomarker package that quantifies the relevant processes of the metabolic flexibility system and determines an individual’s metabolic health trajectory and predisposition to certain conditions. The extracted T2D data will be coupled with real world evidence (RWE) data from multiple sources outside the typical clinical research setting. The ultimate objective of the pilot is to test and further develop a federated database infrastructure responding to FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) able to connect data from different research sources. The added value of such an infrastructure will be shown by specific use cases.
The third workshop on this pilot took place on 22 June 2020 in an online format and brought around the table 20 experts. The workshop focused on the Implementation and Rollout phase of the pilot and covered the five following topics :
- The current status of the infrastructure for the data sharing, including the progress of the use cases;
- A demonstration of the portal on health databases and information on relevant Applications and Initiatives (i.e. a presentation by an invited speaker on their experience with sharing health data and the market opportunities for health data);
- Insights from the Market Analysis of the state of play of European B2B platforms and unified European diabetes-related data sets; and
- The commercial opportunities being explored to study the potential of European B2B platforms and unified European diabetes-related data sets.
The third workshop closed the Implementation and Rollout phase of the pilot and the pilot is now progressing in the finalisation of the outcomes phase. During this phase, the portal will be refined based on the feedback received from participants during the third workshop and will remain open to all experts participating in this study. In the meantime, the use cases will be further implemented, the ontologies further developed and the data essential for the use cases, FAIRified. User experiences and feedback will be collected again at the fourth and final workshop on healthcare, to be held on the 7 October 2020 as an online event.
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