Paris, May 7, 2019 – Capgemini Invent, the digital innovation, consulting and transformation part of the Capgemini Group, today announced that the European Commission has awarded it a three-year contract to set up the European Support Center for Data Sharing (SCDS), and provide related research and consulting services. Capgemini Invent will lead the three-year engagement coordinating a number of partners and subcontractors.
The launch of the European Support Center for Data Sharing extends the European Commission’s ongoing efforts in providing the Member States’ public and private sectors with core components supporting the European data infrastructure.
The SCDS will offer four key pillars:
- A data sharing practice observatory – for collecting existing experience in data sharing and developing original research on legal and technical aspects of data sharing
- A helpdesk and feedback service – for supporting practitioners while capturing the richness of their experience in the field, and offering it back to the community
- Communication activities – to develop public awareness around the opportunities arising from sharing data, and the tools and services available to achieve the desired economic and societal benefits
- A web site – for making all of the above available to the public.
The ultimate goal of the European Support Center for Data Sharing is to leverage this four-pillar approach to facilitate data transactions and data analytics in Europe by collecting, developing and disseminating tools and technical expertise, and by providing practical support.
“Data sharing is a crucial driver for enabling future innovations by businesses, and for improving evidence-based policy-making by governments. The EU’s support center for data sharing will be an important initiative in enabling this potential across Europe,” says Dinand Tinholt, European Institutions Lead at Capgemini Invent.
In 2014 Capgemini also created for the European Commission – and has been operating since – the European Data Portal (EDP), a website that provides access to public data resources across Europe, while supporting the Member States’ national data teams and policy makers in publishing more and better quality data.
About The European Support Center for Data Sharing
Shared data refers to situations in which public sector data, or data held by private companies, is made available to other organizations (public sector bodies or private companies) for use and re-use, whether in exchange for payment (or other reward) or not. The European Support Center for Data Sharing collects existing experience in data sharing and develops original research exploring the space. It supports practitioners, while capturing their experience to offer it back to the community. It develops awareness around the opportunities arising from sharing data and the tools and services available to achieve economic and societal benefits.
About Capgemini Invent
As the digital innovation, consulting and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent helps CxOs envision and build what’s next for their organizations. Located in more than 30 offices and 20+ creative studios around the world, its 6,000+ strong team combines strategy, technology, data science and creative design with deep industry expertise and insights, to develop new digital solutions and business models of the future.
Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.
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