BITS Seminar on Data sharing and re-use 03 October 18 | Brussels, Belgium

On 3 October (14:30 - 18:30), together with the Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS), Cullen International will organise a seminar on data sharing and re-use.

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Data is not the new oil, but an infrastructural resource with large spill-over effects (OECD). If data is the new infrastructure for innovation, the 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 was:

  • to create a better understanding of the contribution of data sharing to greater economic and social welfare
  • 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, etc; and
  • to discuss the possible need (or absence of) for policy action to stimulate data sharing and re-use.


Read Cullen International's event summary and briefing on data sharing


Wednesday, 3 October 2018
  • 14:00  Welcome and coffee
  • 14:30  Setting the scene

OECD presentation - Christian Reimsbach-Kounatze, Policy Analyst, OECD

CRIDS presentation - Thomas Tombal, UNamur and CRIDS

  • 15:15  Sectoral experience on data sharing

Energy presentation - Kalle Kukk, Strategy Manager, Elering

Banking presentation - Noémie Papp, Head of Digital & Retail, European Banking Federation

Health presentation - Bruno Schröder, National Technology Officer, Microsoft

Automotive presentation - Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director at European Automobile Manufacturers Association

  • 16:15  Coffee break
  • 16:45  Policy panel: Should data sharing be incentivised?
  • 18:00  End of conference (followed by drinks)

University Foundation

Rue d'Egmont 11

1000 Brussels

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fee & registrations Standard fee: € 150 Fee per delegate (VAT excluded)

  • Free for staff of the EU Institutions and National Permanent Representations to the EU.
  • If 3 or more participants from the same organisations: € 100
  • Ph.D. students and former DTIC-students of University of Namur: € 100

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