International Roadshows

Germany is regarded internationally as a leading center of innovative technologies and high-tech industries. Digitalization is creating new competition, but also new opportunities for Germany’s strong industries. Smart Data Forum has set for itself the goal of bringing more international visibility to the German Clusters of Excellence and associated technologies. Outstanding research projects, technologies, and products are presented and new partnerships are promoted to an international audience during roadshows in the USA, the Arabian and Asian regions.

US Roadshow Digital Health

A delegation representing the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs as well as health care experts from the research and business sectors, healthcare facilities, and entrepreneurs traveled to the USA from October 9-14, 2017. The purpose was to visit selected healthcare facilities and exchange current views on major research topics, technical and regulatory hurdles in data driven innovation projects with American colleagues and seek potential areas of cooperation. Of primary interest were the facilities in the cities of New York and Boston. Both cities have become centers of excellence for digital health services after making hefty investments in health research and new facilities in the recent past. » read more

Upcoming International Roadshows

Two further roadshows are in the planning stages for Asia and the Middle East. Additional information an exact dates will be available soon on this page.

European Network for Big Data Competence Centers

The first meeting of the European Network of Big Data Competence Centers took place in Graz, Austria on 18 October in conjunction with the iKnow-Conference 2016. The initiative was launched by Smart Data Forum and the Austrian Know Center. » read more

Map of the European Big Data Competence Centers
Report by Marta Nagy-Rothengass, EUROSTAT, Head of Unit “Data and metadata services and standardisation”