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European Commission Directorate General

Data Value Chain

Data Value Chain

Data Value Chain (Unit G.3)
Goal

Development of a European data ecosystem which will make sure that different types of players interact in a Digital Single Market. The data ecosystem will lead to more business opportunities and an increased availability of knowledge and capital, in particular for SMEs, as well as more effectively stimulate relevant research and innovation. It will also increase the efficiency of public administrations and the private sector.

Action

Building up a data community, setting up a contractual European Public-Private Partnership on data and putting in place the necessary framework conditions.Defining and implementing research and innovation funding in order to stimulate economic growth and to better address societal challenges through new data services and products.

Situation

Data is an asset with an enormous economic value. The last years have seen the data industry growing exponentially as well as its impact on other sectors. The related huge economic and social potential remains still to be materialised. This potential includes a high number of innovative data products and services as well as efficiency gains both in traditional and innovative sectors.The current fragmentation of the European data economy and the lack of a thriving European data ecosystem hinder the full exploitation of the enormous economic potential of data to the benefit of European economy and society. A well-functioning data ecosystem is supposed to bring together data owners, data analytics companies, skilled data professionals, cloud service providers, companies from the user industries, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, research institutes and universities. In order to support the emergence of a European data ecosystem, a set of regulatory and non-regulatory framework conditions need to be put in place.The issue of fragmentation regarding data and the data value chain within the EU institutions and agencies also needs to be addressed.

Mandate
The European Council of October 2013 highlighted big data as an important enabler for productivity and better services. It called for EU action to provide the right framework conditions for a single market for data.

Input

Full-Time Equivalent: 
23.00
Collaboration with other DGs or agencies:
Budget: 
In 2014-2015, the available budget is EUR 200.5 million under Horizon 2020.
Outputs

Availability of R&I roadmap

Availability of a unifying research and innovation roadmap aggregating all stakeholders

Indicators

3029

R+I actions based on the outcome of the SRIA

Target Results of the stakeholders consultation and the SRIA implemented into the H2020WP 2016-2017 (mid 2015)

Availability of a unifying research and innovation roadmap aggregating all stakeholders

Target Research and innovation roadmap available by end 2014 (by end 2014)

Industry participation in R&I projects

Mobilisation of researchers and the industrial constituencies through their participation in a large number of successful projects

Indicators

3027

% participation of industry / SMEs (lead indicator)

Target > 50% participation of industry (with a target increase of around 10%)
Baseline 46% in 2013

Data market monitoring tool

Development of the data market monitoring tool (resulting from a study)

Indicators

1347

Development of the data market monitoring tool (resulting from a study)

Target Definition of the methodology and the indicators for the data economy (by 2014)

Availability of indicators for the data economy

Target Availability of indicators for 2014 and 2015 and beyond (Data for 2014 in March 2015; data for 2015 in March 2016 and forecast for 2020 by end 2016)

Events

Regular events around the data value chain with special emphasis on establishing the European Data Forum

Indicators

1292

Organising regular events around the data value chain with special emphasis on establishing the European Data Forum as the annual meeting-point for stakeholders in the emerging European data economy

Target The European Data Forum becomes a key European event around data by 2016 (the next EDF is to be organised in Luxembourg in Q4 of 2015) (by 2016)

European Data Value Chain Strategy stakeholder platform

Indicators

1290

Setting up a European data value chain stakeholder collaboration

Target Set up a European Data Value Chain stakeholder collaboration bringing together all key stakeholders relevant for the European data ecosystem including the establishment of a cPPP (by mid 2015)

Data Value Chain Strategy

Indicators

435

Implementation of the actions identified in the European data value chain strategy in line with the Conclusions of the European Council of October 2013

Target Implementation of all the actions included in the action plan linked to the European data value chain strategy by the specific deadlines defined for the various actions
Results/Impacts

Growth of data companies

Indicators

3036

Number of data companies, including start-ups

Target Number of European data companies, including start-ups, increased in the 2014-2020 period (2014-2020)
Baseline Baseline figure will be set by the European data market study

Revenue generated by data companies

Target Revenue generated by European data companies increased both in absolute and relative terms in the 2014-2020 period (2014-2020)
Baseline Baseline figure will be set by the European data market study

New data jobs created

Indicators

3034

Number of European data workers

Target Number of European data workers increased in the 2014-2020 period (2014-2020)
Baseline Baseline figure will be set by the European data market study

European suppliers achieve market share in the area of Big data products and services corresponding to share of EU economy

New advanced methods, systems, technologies, products, services: contribution to the stimulation of the creation of jobs and of smart economic growth by enabling European companies to improve their competitiveness by acquiring advanced analytics solutions from other European companies and by pursuing market opportunities in Europe and worldwide, as measured by the data market monitoring tool (resulting from a study)

Indicators

3031

New advanced methods, systems, technologies, products, services, as measured by the data market monitoring tool (resulting from a study)

Target European suppliers enabled to reach by 2020 a share of the Big Data market compatible with the size of our economy (30% of world market) (by 2020)

Stimulation of creation of jobs and growth

Stimulation of the creation of jobs and of smart economic growth through providing new business opportunities for European ICT and consulting companies specialised on data intensive applications while having beneficial spill-over effects on all sectors depending on efficient information management

Indicators

1385

Increase the number of data-related jobs (first measurement is expected in 2015) (lead indicator)

Target Increase the number of data-related jobs (2017)

Increase the revenue generated based on data in the Member States (first measurement is expected in 2015)

Target Increase the revenue generated based on data in the Member States (first measurement is expected in 2015)

Increase the number of data-related start-ups and fast-growing SMEs (first measurement is expected in 2015)

Target Increase the number of data-related start-ups and fast-growing SMEs (first measurement is expected in 2015)

A well-functioning European data ecosystem

Indicators

1380

Nurturing a well-functioning European data ecosystem through community-building

Target Consensus in the European Data Value Chain Platform on the European technology roadmap for data by end 2014 and investigating the option leading to a European PPP for data taking shape in 2015 (2015)

Link to DG CONNECT's Top Level Targets

  • Europe 2020 - 75% of the population aged 20-64 should be employed Europe 2020
  • Europe 2020 - 3% of the EU's GDP should be invested in R&D, complemented by a future EU 2020 Headline Innovation Indicator
  • Europe 2020 - Greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by 20% compared to 1990. The share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption should be increased to 20%. Energy efficiency should improve by 20%
  • eCommerce Action Plan - Double the share of eCommerce in retail sales and of the internet sector in European GDP by 2015
  • H2020 - By 2020, one third of all Europe's ICT business investment in ICT R&D in the EU should come from companies created within the last two decades
  • DAE - 50 % of the population to buy online by 2015
  • DAE - 20 % of the population to buy online cross-border by 2015
  • DAE - 33 % of SMEs to make online sales by 2015