Brabant has the ambition to allow big data and data technologies to find their place in social sectors. To achieve this, the province will allocate 21.5 million euros over the next three years.
The data economy is all about creating economic value through the use of digital technology and data. Analysis of big data, Internet-of-things, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotization and Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR / AR) are important methods. Data technologies are already radically changing the way we work, communicate, produce and learn. To ensure that the Brabant economy and society can tackle these changes in a smart way, it is necessary to invest in the data economy now, according to the Brabant provincial government.
“Brabant has a high-quality digital and knowledge infrastructure, many talented starters and startups, and innovation is of paramount importance,” says Deputy Martijn van Gruijthuijsen (Economy, Knowledge and Talent Development). “But we cannot rest on our laurels. The world around us is changing at breakneck speed. With this implementation agenda, we prepare our SMEs for the economy of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and we want to inspire, stimulate and provide space for talent. ”