I-LOFAR provides a unique opportunity to access big data in real time, This data can be utilized for training purposes and for proving algorithms for many sectors. Professors and researchers of universities affiliated with the international LOFAR network, together with Software Developers and Data Analysts from companies operating within or in cooperation with companies based in the Midland Region will have the opportunity to use the stream BIRR – either through regular hot desk usage or through the establishment of a base there. This innovative space in Birr will comprise of an open plan work area for researchers, a training room and smaller office spaces. The programme will also include a residential / visiting researcher programme, support for workshops, summer internships, and training in Data Analytics and related topics. stream BIRR will bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as the visual arts, multi-media, technology and astronomy, who share a common interest in Big Data.