A data space is defined as a decentralized infrastructure for the trusted sharing and exchange of data in data ecosystems based on commonly agreed principles. The concept of data spaces is already explicitly used as a solution approach in the European Union’s data strategy. This is not a single centralised solution, but rather individual dataspaces are planned for different domains.
The GDDS initiative is the first cross-domain data space for projects and services related to resilience and sustainability.
The GDDS is a data-based approach to the digital architecture of an information integration to provide decentralized information in a protected virtual space.
The GDDS already contains initial results and use cases from ongoing research and projects that are available to potential participants. Interested companies and organisations will benefit even more if they provide their own data and/or findings and thus help the GDDS to become increasingly relevant. In this way, a win-win situation can be created for all participants in order to be able to constantly meet the objective of resilience and sustainability with an up-to-date background.
The GDDS is an open ecosystem. Companies and organizations that are willing and able to enrich the data space beyond the use of the offered services are cordially invited. Thus, data and algorithm providers, service providers as well as service users are target groups of the initiative.
Active use of the GDDS can be booked as a paid subscription. The amount of the costs depends on the individual degree of use of the GDDS. An individual cost offer can therefore only be made after personal discussions and a corresponding exchange of information. Research projects related to resilience and sustainability can participate in the GDDS free of charge.
The handling, but above all the sharing of sensitive data represents a security risk that many companies shy away from. The rapidly advancing digital transformation therefore needs system solutions that guarantee data sovereignty and data governance in order to allow the possibilities of opening up technical and economic advantages. The Advaneo Trusted Data Hub (TDH) is a multi-party computing (MPC) solution that ensures data sovereignty and security.
ADVANEO, as operator of the GDDS, is part of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA). The IDSA is an initiative with the goal of creating a trustworthy architecture for a data economy based on common and federal European values through joint research by science and industry. The data marketplace is one of the first data portals worldwide based on the IDS reference architecture.
The concept for Gaia-X is to network services from different companies into a “homogeneous, user-friendly system”. The project is to develop the connecting elements: technical standards, interfaces for data sharing, an identity management, billing system as well as a user interface