Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand challenges.
Our community is driven by the doing-for-good initiative. This is why we have in the past supported and implemented different data-4-good initiativessuch as the one we did for Médecins sans frontières. Not only are we planning to do another major data-4-good hackathon this year, we also want to continue our efforts in data-education and focus on helping young professionals to do an interesting traineeship in an innovative data environment. To manage all these activities we have founded the European Data Innovation Hub vzw/asbl, a non-for-profit organization based in Brussels.
Here is a nice article published this summer in Fortune showing how companies are forging ahead to tackle the world’s most intransigent problems. If your company wants to be part of this movement, you can become one of our Innovation Partners.
Business-as-usual is changing. The conventional wisdom that capitalism comes at great cost to society is being challenged. Instead, we’ve observed that the most innovative companies are using those same market drivers – the ones that have until now been a cause of such criticism and skepticism –as drivers for positive change in the world.
Fortune’s new “Change the World”list contributes to this trend. As Fortune Editor Alan Murray explains, “It is meant to shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress addressing major social problems as a core part of their business strategy.” FSG and the Shared Value Initiative lent our expertise to help collect and vet nominations for the list.
This is the first list of its kind in which companies are recognized – and competitively ranked – on business innovations that positively impact pressing social and environmental issues. The presence of such a list in the pages of Fortune is news itself as when we first wrote about shared value in 2011, companies creating shared value were more the exception than the rule. TheFortune “Change the World” List shows us that the concept of aligning business opportunity and social impact is moving into the mainstream.
On the “Change the World” list, you’ll find familiar companies that we’ve highlighted in the past as well as a few surprises – but to be clear, this is not a “good company” ranking. Murray puts it best: “We recognize these are large global companies with complex operations that may be ameliorating one great global problem even as they contribute to another.”
But one thing the “Change the World” companies all have in common is that they recognize the business value in addressing societal needs. In their quest for profits, they are driving innovations that improve health outcomes, make progress on climate change, provide better access to education, and create new economic opportunities for those in poverty. They realize that business can – and must – compete to change the world.
Whether you want to grow an existing small company or build a company based on an innovative idea, the European Data Innovation Hub can support you as long as data is key in your project.
Is your focus on data, datascience, analytics, big data, open data, internet of things, machine learning then you should join the datascience den at the European Data Innovation Hub where you are invited to network and connect with your peers and co-work, share and learn.
We have 400m² of work and meeting space at your disposal.
As from September 1 we open our doors at Boulevard du Souverain 23 in Brussels (1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde).
Apply now for your flexible desk(s) or meeting space and
get your space at no cost for the first month
get free wifi and cold/warm drinks
get advice from our experienced datascientist in residence
receive interesting discounts on trainings and events
network with peers in the same domain of interest
Spaces are limited, so reserve your seat now.
Contact Philippe via firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at +32 477 23 78 42
We had the visit of explorer Louis-Philippe Loncke today to talk about his next adventures. In the past 2 years he supported many technological #Crowdfunding projects, mainly new hardware tech that he will bring on expedition to create unique immersive experiences from remote places. During the first 6 months of 2015 he studied how to make crowdfunding campaigns and he’ll launch soon 1 or 2 campaign to create buzz and fund his projects. He currently needs a budget of 100k€ budget to make it big time. We should help him to market of his campaigns.
If some companies want already get in touch with him, he’s a good value for CSR actions and he’s a pro motivational speaker for your end of the year event. http://www.louis-philippe-loncke.com/
Here is the nice 360° video of the Hub:
don’t forget to start the video.
Click on each picture to discover another part of our Hub, see a 360° view. .
Join us if you want to benefit from our co-working space.
All members of the European Data Science and Big Data communities are welcome to use our Brussels based professional facilities to give their training. The members of the hub will promote your training and include it on our e-learning platform for further use.
Here is an overview of the trainings that we have already scheduled for the coming months:
Data Innovation Training Hub
Brussels, BE 188Fast learners
This group is an initiative from the nonprofit European Data Innovation Hub, the premier networking space where business, startup, academic and political decision makers share…
We just heard that Mr Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda and Telco (Belgium) will be opening our Hub in Brussels on October 20th at 10:00.
European Data Innovation Hub Boulevard du Souverain 23 Brussels, BE
2 Fast learners Attending
The European Data Innovation Hub will officially be opened today.It will be a short ceremony honored by speakers from:• EC,• Federal Government ( Alexander Decroo),• Top universities• and the foundation partners from our organisation.The press and the members of the different communities we facilitate will be present.About the Hub:The Bruss…