eNewsletter - Big data & B2B platforms

3rd eNewsletter - Big data and B2B platforms: the next big opportunity for Europe

Published on: 24/09/2020
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BIG DATA AND B2B PLATFORMS: THE NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR EUROPE

On behalf of the European Commission, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), and the consortium for the study “Big Data and B2B platforms: the next big opportunity for Europe”, we are glad to share with you our third eNewsletter (N°3 – September2020).  
The study has been ongoing since December 2018 until the end of 2020, with an objective to analyse how to support European SMEs in reaping the full benefits offered by the growth of the Big Data economy and the development of B2B platforms. To reach this objective, two pilots are being developed, one on (i) cooperative, connected and automated mobility and the second one on (ii) high-impact healthcare. Additionally, the study aims to support the participation of SMEs in the data economy by identifying potential market deficiencies and regulatory barriers. Throughout the execution of the pilots, four workshops for each pilot have been planned, the three of which have already been completed. The first round of workshops took place in Spring 2019 (April-May), the second in September 2019 and the third round of workshops took place in June 2020 and was adapted into an online event due to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth round of workshops will be taking place on 7 and 8 October 2020 and will be organised online.

Objectives of the study

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Save the date: You are welcome to join us for the fourth round of workshops that will be held online:  

  • High-impact healthcare: 7 October 2020
  • Cooperative, connected and automated mobility: 8 October 2020

Please, register here.

Visit our site for more information about the study.

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Pilot on fair and equal data sharing for cooperative, connected and automated mobility

automotive_industry The pilot aims to prove the concept of a possible solution that can help improving fair and undistorted competition, notably regarding equal access for all market participants 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 supported by the ZOOM video conferencing system and brought around the table 25 experts, from academia to industry, from the European automotive, Big Data and the B2B platform sectors.

The third workshop’s main objective was to update the participants about the work done so far during the Implementation and Rollout phase of the pilot, presenting the progress of the implementation process on the Shared Server and the service provider roles, that are being developed following an Agile methodology. The workshop was a great opportunity to gather feedback from participants on the progress of the implementation phase and to provide access to the capabilities of the Azure platform for a more efficient operation of the Agile methodology.

This third workshop covered three content blocks; 1) presenting the progress of the implementation process on the big data platform to the participants and asking for feedback; 2) a session focused on the challenges of connected and automated vehicles aiming to drive refinements and improvements of the pilot; and 3) a session dedicated to 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 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. This work will be presented and discussed at the fourth and final workshop, to take place as an online meeting on 8 October 2020.

The third workshop report on the pilot on fair and equal data sharing for cooperative, connected and automated mobility is available here.

Pilot on a high-quality, diabetes-related data repository by using the latest technologies and big data breakthroughs

healthcare The pilot aims to extract and exploit data from Type2 Diabetes (T2D) datasets in order 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 aim 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 supported by the ZOOM video conferencing system and brought around the table 20 experts, from academia to industry, from the European eHealth, Big Data and the B2B platform sectors. 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 focused on the Implementation and Rollout phase of the pilot and covered : 1) the current status of the infrastructure for the data sharing, including the progress of the use cases, 2) an interactive session with a demonstration of the portal on health databases and information on relevant Applications and Initiatives, 3) a presentation by an invited speaker on their experience with sharing health data and the market opportunities for health data, 4) insights from the Market Analysis, and 5) an interactive session on 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 which focused on issues related to the opportunities and benefits offered by the IT architecture of the T2D health data platform for independent third-party service providers, as well as liability and data ownership. The pilot will now be up to the finalisation of the outcomes of the pilot. 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, to be held on the 7 October 2020 as an online event.

The third workshop report on the pilot on a high-quality, diabetes-related data repository by using the latest technologies and big data breakthroughs is available here.

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