Fraunhofer-Initiative »Industrial Data Space«
The Fraunhofer-driven »Industrial Data Space« initiative is a virtual data space and reference framework using standards and common governance models to facilitate the secure exchange and easy linkage of data and digital services in economic ecosystems. Industrial Data Space is driven by a consortium of twelve Fraunhofer institutes together with industrial and governmental partners in Germany. Certainly, the Industrial Data Space initiative is not limited by any geographic boundary, but clearly has an international ambition. It provides a basis for creating and using smart services and innovative business processes, while at the same time ensuring digital sovereignty of data owners. Fraunhofer can help to guide partners and customers aiming at establishing a network of trusted data and services.