Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI)

Big Data Value: Public Consultation Now Open!

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.

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