This booklet showcases the expertise and competences of a group of selected small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) actively contributing to the development of the European big data and data-driven innovation ecosystem. The booklet offers the reader a good overview of the emerging European data-driven economy through a sample of real businesses and success stories. Its ambition is to foster multi-partner cooperation at European and world-wide level. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe’s economy. According to the European Commission’s statistics, SMEs represent 99% of all businesses in the European Union. In the past five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs and provided two-thirds of the total private sector employment in Europe1 . The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation and social integration in the European Union.