Emerging Approaches for Data-Driven Innovation in Europe: JRC Technical Report and workshop

Emerging Approaches for data-driven innovation in Europe

Nóirín Ní Earcáin
European Commission DG CNECT

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a report on emerging approaches for data-driven innovation in Europe.

Europe’s digital transformation of the economy and society is framed by the European strategy for data through the establishment of a common European data space based on domain-specific data spaces in strategic sectors such as environment, agriculture, industry, health and transportation. Acknowledging the key role that emerging technologies and innovative approaches for data sharing and use can play to make European data spaces a reality, this document presents a set of experiments that explore emerging technologies and tools for data-driven innovation, and also deepen in the socio-technical factors and forces that occur in data-driven innovation. Experimental results shed some light in terms of lessons learned and practical recommendations towards the establishment of European data spaces.

The report can be accessed here.

A webinar was held at on 21 January as part of the ELISE (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) action Webinar Series looking at the following aspects of the report:

  • Innovative approaches to data sharing through sandboxing, with Alessandro Sarretta from National Research Council, Italy, Peter Mooney from Maynooth University, Ireland and Just van den Broecke from OSGeo.nl, The Netherlands.
  • IoT and decentralised architectures, with Frank Ostermann from the University of Twente, The Netherlands,  and Simon Jirka and Matthes Rieke from 52°North Spatial Information Research GmbH
  • The social and organisational dimensions of data-driven innovation at the local level, with Stefaan Verhulst from The GovLab, New York University, US, Lina Dencik from Cardiff University and Hillen Oost from Association of Dutch Municipalities / Futura Nova.eu, The Netherlands will present

Each session had a discussant, Seth van Hooland (DG DIGIT), Andrea Halmos (DG CNECT), from the EU Commission and Federica Bordelot from Eurocities.


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