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The European Commission is holding a series of webinars on two of its Building Blocks, Context Broker and the Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI).

For municipalities, data generation is on the rise due to the rapid growth of smart sensors, cloud computing solutions, mobile devices, applications and or citizen-facing portals. 

In the public sector, data is used to inform and shape the views of countless policymakers, politicians, public sector officers, academics and guide millions of euro's worth of investment. However, as digital data expands and becomes more complex, so does information management.

The Context Broker and BDTI can help you make sense of the data available through your city's information systems, and make the right decisions to improve the public services you offer to your citizens. Data is a strategic asset, and all municipalities should be able to leverage on it.

The European Union can help you transform the way you make your decisions!

Get to know our Building Blocks

What exactly are the Context Broker and the Big Data Test Infrastructure? 

  • The Context Broker is a standard-based API allowing users to collect, integrate and contextualise data in real time. It is often used by cities to track actions in real-time and then make real-time decisions.

For example, the Context Broker enables the use of IoT data to prevent hostile behavior and noise pollution on a bustling street in Eindhoven.

  • BDTI is a free testing infrastructure offering virtual environment templates to explore and experiment with various data sources, software tools and big data techniques. For up to 6 months, any European public administration can use our big data test environment for free. We set up your data environment for you so you can focus your energy on gathering knowledge, insight and value from your data. 

For example, thanks to BDTI, DifI, the Norwegian digitalisation agency, is analysing its procurement process using AI and Machine Learning techniques to eliminate inefficiencies and save time and money.

The Context Broker and BDTI help you manage your data along the entire "value chain":

CEF “Data Value Chain”

Use Context Broker and BDTI and empower smarter municipalities


Discover the previous webinars!

What you’ll learn
Recording & slides
How can BDTI empower public administrations to use their data?
  • What is BDTI
  • BDTI use cases 
  • BDTI service offering
  • How to request and start a pilot
  • 14th April 2020: 11AM-12:30PM CET

  • 21st April 2020: 11AM-12:30PM CET


How can CEF’s Context Broker be implemented by Smart Cities – 3 use cases
  • Introduction: The European Commission's Data Strategy and CEF  - Daniele Rizzi (DG CNECT) - Caroline Corneau (DIGIT)
  • ETSI ISG CIM Specifications - Lindsay Frost (ETSI ISG CIM group)
  • Solution 1: Scorpio NGSI-LD Broker by NEC - Martin Bauer (NECLAB)
  • Solution 2: by Sensinov - Mahdi Ben Alaya (Sensinov)
  • Solution 3: Orion & Cygnus by FIWARE – Eng-DE4Bios - Lanfranco Marasso (Eng-It)
  • Q&A

Context Broker Technical Enablers
Data Visualization and Integration with BDTI and the European Data Portal
Introduction: Context Broker (CB), European Data Portal (EDP) and Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI)
#1: CB-BDTI Integration and Demonstration
#2: CB-EDP Integration and Demonstration
#3: Data Visualization tool for CB

How BDTI encourages public administrations further use their data
This webinar will explore how public administrations can further use BDTI to take their use of big data to the next level.
• What is BDTI
• BDTI service offering – Focus on the new services
• How to get started with BDTI
• BDTI case studies


* all times are CEST

Discover all the other CEF Building Blocks:

Big Data

Make the right policy calls by harnessing Big Data.


Allow cross-border access to digital services. 

Context Broker

 Use and share real time data from various sources in a smart way.


 Make is easier to do business with the public sector. 


Simplify long-term access to information. 


Make signatures paperless. 


 Create a secure and reliable message exchange infrastructure.


 Reduce the cost of human translation with our machine translation tool.


 Enhance the way that citizens, governments and businesses interact,

by enhancing trust between entities and improving the efficiency of operations.