EGI becomes a member of the Big Data Value Association

On March 29, EGI became a member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), a public private partnership created to boost the value of European Big Data research.

The BDVA is a non–for-profit organisation with 24 founding members from large and SME industry and research and several universities across Europe.

The association is part of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda plan to generate value (jobs, growth, income) from the research data produced in European facilities. As a full member, EGI will be involved in the BDVA’s meetings and working groups.

Yannick Legré, managing director of, says: “The experience accumulated over ten years by the NGIs, CERN and EMBL will be of big value to the association. Together as EGI, we will contribute to BDVA’s strategic research and innovation agenda.”

He adds: “BDVA offers an excellent opportunity for EGI to put its human and technical assets at the service of industries and SMEs across Europe to seize and accelerate the Big Data value chain momentum.”

In parallel with the BDVA membership, EGI has recently joined: