Smart Data Forum

A knowledge platform and exhibit space for Smart Data technologies and innovations; a meeting place for interested parties from research, business, and government.


At Big-Data.AI Summit 2019 Europe's leading experts on Big Data and AI will discuss the most important technologies, strategies and trends!


Digital Health Roadshow to Qatar

Smart Data Forum with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) organized a roadshow to the emirate of Qatar from November 11-14, to identify potentials for cooperation in the Digital Health sector.


National AI strategy

The Federal Government of Germany decided on an AI strategy to achieve excellence in research and international renown for "AI made in Germany".


Big Data Research Newsletter

Big Data Research Newsletter keeps you updated on the research activities of the most prominent big data research centers in Germany.


Germany - Excellence in Big Data

The report “Germany – Excellence in Big Data” provides a comprehensive overview of the Big Data landscape in Germany. It presents more than 30 scientific organizations, over 60 technology vendors and more than 40 Big Data users with their research priorities, projects and strategies or products and services. Jointly published by Smart Data Forum, Bitkom, and Germany Trade & lnvest.


International Roadshow

Digital Health Roadshow to Qatar

Smart Data Forum with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy organized a roadshow to the emirate of Qatar. The goal of this trip was to identify potential cooperation between current research and innovation programs in both countries with a focus on AI applications in the health sector.
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AI for Europe

European Action for Artificial Intelligence

600 leading experts in artificial intelligence released a letter calling on European and national leaders to drastically ramp up their support for research excellence and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative calls for the establishment of a Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe (CLAIRE).
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Upcoming Events


About the Smart Data Forum

Smart Data Forum is a knowledge hub, demonstrator and networking platform for Smart Data technologies and stakeholders in Germany. It offers help and orientation for SME in digitalization topics, supports collaboration and exchange among experts and fosters international partnerships in digital future topics. The Forum is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and developed in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). It is managed by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Our showroom for exciting Smart Data innovations is located in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

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Big Data & Smart Data – What does that really mean?

Big Data erklärt

While Big Data is seen as the result of the advances achieved in the digitalization of previous analog data sources as well as the emergence of new digital data sources, e.g., from new sensor technologies, Smart Data refers to the economic and social value added from the rapidly growing mountains of digital data in all areas of life. Beyond a consideration of the technologies required for data management and data analysis, the legal and social framework conditions must also be taken into account.

Three questions on Smart Data

Video: Smart Data – What’s the biggest challenge?

Video: Smart Data – What roles do Science, Startups and Politics play in it?

Video: Smart Data – How will it change business?

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
DFKI GmbH (Speaker)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiegand
Fraunhofer HHI