20 Apr 2021

Big Data and B2B platforms: the next big opportunity for Europe

Final Report

Nadina Iacob / Alexandra Campmas / Felice Simonelli

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This is the final report of a joint study on how to accelerate the growth of the data-based economy and support the development of B2B platforms in Europe. It focuses on two sectors: automotive and healthcare.

Over two years, the study team developed two technical pilots to enhance data sharing, along with an analysis of the regulatory barriers and market deficiencies that shaped the development of policy recommendations.

The pilots, one for each sector, were presented and discussed with experts during four rounds of workshops that took place between April 2019 and October 2020.

For the healthcare sector, the pilot on a high quality, diabetes-related data repository demonstrated an architecture for the fair and equal sharing of health data from different sources and regions.

For the automotive sector, the pilot provided an approach to cooperative, connected and automated mobility with the introduction of a ‘shared server solution’.

Conducted by Wavestone, the Institute of Communication and Computer Science (ICCS); the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies); KOMIS and Grimaldi Studio Legale, the project was funded by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission.