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Charlotte Renauld - 26/10/2015

24th and 25th November 2015 : 1st business convention of the Université Paris-Saclay on "Big Data"

Université Paris-Saclay is organizing its first Business Convention (BDBC) on the theme "Big Data" in Saclay. This is an ambitious event with a national scope targeting challenges and opportunities of Big Data including data sciences, business potential. Nozha Boujemaa, Director of the Inria Saclay Ile-de-France research centre, is head of the organizing committee of this convention to be held on 24th and 25th November 2015 at HEC Paris.

Under the patronage of Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, the 2-day Business Convention will highlight the Université Paris-Saclay offers in terms of research, education and innovation in the field of Big Data. The purpose of this event is to strengthen relationships between the industry and the members of the Université Paris-Saclay in order to promote collaborative projects and to generate transfer opportunities.

In the target area, the convention will guide players of the socio-economic world towards the various research units and technology platforms. It will provide a  comprehensive overview of the numerous areas of scientific research in Saclay. The Big Data specifics of the campus will be featured in terms of cross-disciplinary science and know-how.

Expected results: improve the promotion of research in Saclay, identify innovative Big Data fields to anticipate future developments, identify data sources that would be available for research, facilitate collaborative projects at all levels (research, training, transfer), and finally detect/trigger technology transfer opportunities .


The program is based on the presentation of ongoing projects and technologies from the Université Paris-Saclay and its ecosystem (industrial partners, clusters, academic and industrial chairs ...)

Some key themes:

  • Market analysis (definition, size / growth, French specificities, etc.)
  • Mapping of training (initial and ongoing) for big data
  • Scientific Offer: specific strenghts and know-how in the ecosystem of the Université Paris-Saclay
  • Knowledge and practices at the borders of science: case studies involving data producers / users / transformersin many application areas (Health, Transport, Energy, Marketing, CRM, etc.)

See the complete program here.

Exhibition and sponsors

An exhibition space will be available, offering approximately forty stands. The socio-economic actors in the area of Big Data may support this business convention. 

To receive information on opportunities for exposure, contact or download the booking form.


Participation in the Convention is free on registration.

Keywords: Convention INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France Université Paris-Saclay Big data