About the series
NSF has released a new solicitation titled "Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)" (NSF 16-510) [http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505264]. This solicitation follows on the "Big Data Regional Innovation Hub" (NSF 15-562) solicitation, which established four regional consortia to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and government for data innovation.
The new BD Spokes solicitation extends the BD Hubs network by establishing collaborations focused on topics of specific interest to a given region. A BD Spoke would work on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. Each BD Spoke would function similar to a BD Hub—in that it will take on a convening and coordinating roll as opposed to primarily carrying out research—but with a narrower and goal-driven scope. The regional BD Hub Steering Committee will provide general guidance to the BD Spoke and assist the BD Spoke in coordinating with the national BD Hub network, other BD Spokes, and the broader innovation ecosystem.
Please register at: https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?d=749358849&t=a by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday November 29, 2015.
After your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a URL to join the meeting. Please be sure to join a few minutes before the start of the webinar. This system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, your acceptance message will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining. Please note that this registration is a manual process; therefore, do not expect an immediate acceptance. In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.
The webinar presentation, audio file and transcript will be available below under "Public Attachments" after webinar is over.
Please join our webinar on November 30, 2015 at 2pm ET to hear more about the program and to ask questions.