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Newsletter #2

The coordinators’ foreword

On behalf of the whole i3-MARKET consortium, we wish you a happy new year 2021!

2021 marks the second year of the project. More than ever, the demand for a single European Data Market Economy is soaring. i3-MARKET will continue to work towards this goal by innovating marketplace platforms and demonstrating with industrial implementations that the data economy growth is possible! 
In this edition, you will learn about i3-MARKET’s latest news and events, the project’s technical approach and consortium partners, as well as a funding opportunity from a partner project.

Three pillars for building a Smart Data Ecosystem

Newsletter article #2

On 23 October 2020, i3-MARKET held a webinar, co-organised with the BDVe project, explaining i3-MARKET’s approach to tackle 3 big challenges of the Smart Data ecosystem: TrustSecurity and Privacy:

Trust: Everything under control
With the blockchain technology, i3-MARKET provides an open, decentralized, consensus-based system with a shared and tamper-proof ledger. With verifiable credentials, the project aims to provide trusted attestations that could be issued by a trusted party, and self-presented and self-verified by any stakeholder.

Security: Unlock the data with a key
Via a protected hardware wallet, i3-MARKET provides cryptographic keys to secure transactions and data.

Privacy: Meet and overcome GDPR requirements
Through self-sovereign identity, zero-knowledge proof and explicit user consent, i3-MARKET users own their personal and sensitive data and maintain the control on data sharing / exchange.

Read the full recap of the event →

Privacy, Data Protection, Security and Trust in a year of the global pandemic

Newsletter article #3

Pitting technology against the pandemic, 2020 presented us with challenges – where to place the threshold of privacy protection and preservation, the risk of eroding public trust as we race to implement digital solutions, and opportunities – improved interoperability and data exchange may benefit the post-COVID world.

In this blog post, Vasiliki Koniakou, researcher in one of i3-Market’s partner organisations – Athens University of Economics and Business –demonstrates how data-driven technologies helped us cope with the pandemic crisis, while confronting us more than ever with challenges such as the availability of reliable data, interoperability, security, and trust as well as the limits of privacy and data protection law.  

Read the full blog post →

DigitalAroundTheWorld

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On 21 October 2020, i3-MARKET contributed to the DigitalAroundTheWorld conference with an experts panel on “Bringing the Data Platforms Perspective in IoT“. Seven experts among the i3-MARKET partners were panellists in the session. They presented different perspectives on the evolution of Digital transformation and the role Data/AI/IoT technologies have played influencing it. The partners focused on four application areas of the project: Automotive Industry, Industrial IoT, Intelligent Manufacturing and Smart Health / Active Healthy Aging.

Read the full recap of the event →

i3-MARKET at the European Big Data Value Forum 2020

i3-MARKET was thrilled to participate in the European Big Data Value Forum 2020 from 3 to 5 November 2020. As a sponsor of the event, we had an online booth on the exhibition area. Through the forum’s virtual tool Whova, we were able to meet data experts and have direct interaction with visitors. In addition to the virtual booth, the i3-MARKET coordinator, Dr. Martin Serrano from NUIG, held a 30-minute ‘sponsor talk’ in the plenary session on “Deployment of Secure and Trusted Data Marketplace Platforms in Europe”, explaining the opportunities that AI and Big Data offer to Innovate the Single Digital Market Strategy.

i3-Market Technical Overview 

Newsletter article #3

The i3-MARKET project will contribute to the growth of the European data market economy by providing solutions using blockchain-like technologies for managing data operations and transactions and encrypted-based technologies for data protection that could be used for implementing the data markets integration. Architecturally speaking, i3-MARKET uses trusted, federated and decentralised software components, enabling the integration of other marketplaces.

Learn more about i3-MARKET’s approach and architecture

EUHubs4Data Open Call for funding for data-driven SMEs, startups and Web Entrepreneurs


The Horizon 2020 project EUHubs4Data shares our target of a growing global data economy and common European data spaces.  

The project aims to build a European federation of Data Innovation Hubs by connecting key players in this area with data incubators and platforms, SME networks, AI communities, skills and training organisations and open data repositories. Cross-border and cross-sector data-driven experimentation will be facilitated through data-sharing and data- and service interoperability.
Open Call for funding: If you are a data-driven SME, startup or Web Entrepreneur, the EuHubs4Data First Open Call offers 60,000€ to develop your idea, as well as technical and business support, visibility and promotion! 
Deadline: 8 February 2021

Application and more information

i3-MARKET consortium partners in the spotlight

In this edition, get to know Atos and AUEB!




Atos SE is a leader in digital services. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions and Transactional Services. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With more than 28 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects, they have become a well-known player in the EU context.
In i3-MARKET, ARI combines the knowledge of two units’ teams; Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data & Robotics as well as the Transport Systems & Urban Mobility. The first unit is providing the technical leadership to build-up the i3-MARKET backplane- in conjunction with the overall solution deployment. The second unit is leading one of the three Industrial project pilots is known as Industrial Pilot #1 Automotive Sector.
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AUEB is the third oldest University in Greece; it provides education both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Management Science and Technology, Informatics, and Statistics. AUEB is a leader among the higher education institutions of economics and business in Greece and the broader region.

AUEB is involved in i3-MARKET through the ELTRUN research lab, and the Athens Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin).

As a business centered institution, AUEB mainly supports the project’s business exploitation by formulating viable and sustainable business models for i3-MARKET as part of a broader project commercialization strategy that can also serve as a blueprint for data-marketplaces and other relevant actors in general.
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Let’s stay in touch! 

If you are interested in the i3-MARKET project objectives, progress and results of activities, we encourage you to get involved and continuously follow i3-MARKET’s updates!

The i3-Market project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement no. 871754.

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