DSIH, WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2022
As part of France 2030, a call for projects “Shared data room” is open from the end of July to the end of February 2023 to finance data rooms that enable the sharing of data between a large number of actors with high availability and interoperability and quality.
The “Shared data room” call for projects aims to enable the sharing of data between one or more sectors. The latter must incorporate software tools related to data sharing and processing of shared data, while having data management structures capable of making them highly accessible and interoperable without neglecting their quality.
Pursued goals and candidate profiles
The proposed solutions can be platforms, collaboration tools or application programming interfaces. They must allow the sharing of tools and data in different areas (logistics, procurement, IT, economic intelligence, HR, design, marketing, commercial approach, traceability of parts, circular economy or industrial ecology, mobility, security and defense, environment). The companies at the origin of the solutions must be part of a strategy of collective interest for one or more sectors or even one or more sub-sectors of a sector with a dedicated business plan.
The project can be managed by a project company or a structure that brings together several companies (professional association, GIE, association, competitiveness cluster, etc.). It will take place over a period of no more than five years with a minimum expenditure base of 2 million euros. The support will consist of a mixture of grants and repaid advances. It can amount to 50% of the eligible expenses within the framework of European rules. The file must be sent to Bpifrance in electronic form on its online platform.
The cloud acceleration strategy
As part of France 2030, the state has identified target markets with high growth potential and responded to major societal challenges, including health. Acceleration strategies has been defined for the most promising markets where France has real capacity, including the cloud, to the extent that a growing share of digital services now rely on remote storage systems to host and process business data, administrations and citizens.
According to France 2030, cloud technologies can represent a turnover equivalent to the turnover of the telecommunications sector in 2030 and create many jobs in Europe. They thus represent an opportunity for economic and digital sovereignty, but also a risk for data integrity. The strategy, endowed with 1.8 billion euros (667 million euros in public funding, 680 in private co-financing and 444 in European funding), is thus based on three pillars:
- The characterization of “trusted cloud” offerings using the SecNumCloud visa;
- The implementation of the state doctrine “Cloud in the center”, which makes the cloud the standard tool for administrations for their IT projects, and the use of SecNumCloud offers an imperative for the processing of sensitive data;
- A cloud acceleration strategy, a true industrial policy for the development of the French ecosystem of cloud service providers, which involves, among other things, the financing of projects.
This call for projects focuses on to generate new uses of the data economy and to strengthen the innovation capacity of the various economic sectors, in particular by supporting the establishment of pooled data spaces that enable the pooling of information assets between actors in the industrial sectors. Depending on the specifications, the data will then be used, for example via learning algorithms, to create new use cases and services, optimize processes or better understand certain phenomena.