Big Data Public Private Forum (BIG)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2012
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe


The Big Data Public Private Forum (BIG) is working toward the definition and implementation of a clear strategy that tackles the necessary efforts in terms of research and innovation, while providing a major boost for technology adoption and supporting actions for the successful implementation of the Big Data economy.


  • Build a self-sustainable industrial community around Big Data in Europe
    • Technical level establishing the proper channel to gather information
    • Industrial-led initiative to adequately influence the decision takers
  • Promote adoption of earlier waves of big data technology
  • Tackle adequately existing barriers as policy and regulation issues


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development, and demonstration under grant agreement no. 318062.


  • Big Data Story: Demystifying Big Data with Special Focus on and Examples from Industrial Sectors 
  • Modeling and Processing for Next-Generation Big-Data Technologies 
  • Towards a Roadmap for Big Data Applications in the Healthcare 
  • User Needs and Requirements Analysis for Big Data Healthcare 
  • BIG Work in Progress: Big Data Public Private Forum and Public Sector 
  • Hotel Websites, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and Online Direct Marketing: The Case of Austria in Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014

Points of Contact

For project inquiries:
Jose Maria Cavanillas de San Segundo
Atos Spain Corporation
phone: +34 912148609
fax: +34 917543252

Scientific director:
Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
phone: +49 681 85775 5252 or 5251
fax: +49 681 85775 5383

Sponsors & Partners

AGT Group (R&D) GmbH

Atos Spain S.A.

Deutsches Forschungsinstitut fur Kunstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)


National University of Ireland

Press Association

Siemens AG

STI International

The Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland

University of Innsbruck

University of Leipzig

Last Updated: 04/06/2016

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