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Next BITS - October 2018

'Data sharing and re-use'

October 3, 2018 - 14:30 to 18:30 (followed by a cocktail reception)

University Foundation - Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels
Together with Cullen International, the CRIDS has been running, for the last 15 years, the Brussels Internet and Telecom Seminars (BITS), where academics, regulators and industry discuss together a ‘digital’ issue.
On 3 October 2018, we will discuss one of today’s critical ‘digital’ issues, namely data sharing and re-use, during a seminar held at the University Foundation in Brussels.
Data is not the new oil, but an infrastructural resource with large spill-over effects (OECD). If data is the new infrastructure for innovation, then data re-use and data sharing are key for stimulating innovation. At the same time, incentives to investment in collecting and processing data must be protected.
The purpose of this BITS seminar is: (i) to better understand the contribution of data sharing to greater economic and social welfare; (ii) based on sectoral case studies, to contribute to the development of a typology of data based on criteria such as public interest, replicability, (non-) personal data, network effects, whether data is a by-product (e.g. of an IoT)…; and (iii) to discuss the possible need (or absence of) for policy action to stimulate data sharing and re-use.

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Participation fee: € 150 (drinks included).
Free for staff of the EU Institutions and National Permanent Representations to the EU.
If more than two persons participate from the same organisation, the third person and subsequent participants pay only € 100.
Ph.D. students and former DTIC-students of UNamur also pay € 100.
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