Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI)

Registration to the NESSI Summit 2014 now open!

The NESSI summit 2014 will take place on 27 May in Brussels. This will be the perfect occasion for key stakeholders from the software, services and data domains to come together and discuss the latest developments and future research opportunities under Horizon 2020. This year, the NESSI summit will focus on two major topics that NESSI is actively driving forward on the EU arena:

  • Big Data Value for Europe. The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on Big Data Value that NESSI is currently preparing together with the FP7 Project Big and other stakeholders from academia, research and various sectors, is now open for consultation at The main findings from the consultation together with the final SRIA draft will be presented at the NESSI summit as well as further details on a cPPP (contractual Public Private Partnership) on Big Data Value currently being under consideration at EU-level.
  • Software Services and Software Engineering. Advancing the position of the European software Industry is a main priority for NESSI. In that context NESSI is currently drafting a white paper on research for Software and Software Engineering and will take the opportunity to discuss the content and main messages at the summit.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the NESSI summit - register

Big Data Value: Public Consultation Now Open!

Participants of the NESSI summit 2014 will be able to contribute to the discussions around these two important NESSI topics to influence the directions for research and innovation activities in the coming years.

After months of preparation and gathering input we are now glad to announce that the public consultation on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Big Data Value creation for Europe has opened.

NESSI, together with partners from the FP7 project Big, have drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Big Data Value for Europe. The objective of the SRIA is to describe the main research challenges and needs for advancing Big Data Value in Europe in the next 5 to 10 years. The current content of the SRIA is based on contributions from NESSI and Big Project partners, input from other stakeholders and the outcomes of several sector workshops held early this year.

Now we want to solicit your views and validate the agenda. We invite you to download the draft SRIA and to visit our
online consultation to share your opinions on the suggested research and innovation directions for Big Data Value creation in Europe. This consultation on the SRIA will be an important channel for providing input to the setting up of a Public Private Partnership on Big Data Value.

The consultation is open to all and will be accessible until 5 May 2014. It will take around 15 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. You can access the consultation here. Your opinions will be integrated in the final version of the SRIA and presented at the
NESSI summit 2014 on 27 May in Brussels (registration opening soon!).


NESSI is the European Technology Platform (ETP) dedicated to Software and Services. NESSI provides input to the EU Institutions on research actions and technology matters of particular importance to the software domain, and the overall aim is to enable the software and services sector help vitalize the great potential of the European economy and society. NESSI gathers partners and members from all over Europe, both from industry and academia, and engages in close dialogue with the European Commission and other stakeholders on several topics of specific relevance to NESSI - such as Big Data Value, Cloud Computing and Software Engineering.

NESSI takes an active role in addressing future challenges of Europe, by working for ensuring that enough resources are invested in leading-edge industrial and academic research for innovative technologies in the software and service domain. Europe has to turn its outstanding R&D potential, its infrastructure and its technological environment into successful product development and marketable products in order to maintain its competitive edge.

Membership in NESSI is free and open - join us