The BIG Project

Edward Curry; Tilman Becker; Ricard Munné; Nuria De Lama; Sonja Zillner

In: José María Cavanillas; Edward Curry; Wolfgang Wahlster (Hrsg.). New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy. Pages 13-26, ISBN 978-3-319-21568-6 (Print) 978-3-319-21569-3 (Online), Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.


The Big Data Public Private Forum (BIG) Project ( was an EU coordination and support action to provide a roadmap for big data within Europe. The BIG project worked towards the definition and implementation of a clear big data strategy that tackled the necessary activities needed in research and innovation, technology adoption, and the required support from the European Commission necessary for the successful implementation of the big data economy. As part of this strategy, the outcomes of the project were used as input for Horizon 2020. Foundational research technologies and innovative sectorial applications were analysed and assessed in the BIG project in order to create technology and strategy roadmaps so that business and operational communities understand the potential of big data technologies and are enabled to implement appropriate strategies and technologies for commercial benefit. This chapter provides an overview of the BIG project detailing the project’s mission and strategic objectives. The chapter describes the partners within the consortium and the overall structure of the project work. The three-phase method- ology used in the project is described, including details on the techniques used within the technical working groups, sectorial forms, and road mapping activity. Finally, the project’s role in setting up the Horizon 2020 Big Data Value contractual Public Private Partnership and Big Data Value Association is discussed.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence