3 Questions for Henk Jan Vink

Hank Jan Vink is Managing Director ICT Innovations at TNO. Photo credits: TNO Henk Jan Vink is Managing Director Information and Technology Innovations at TNO. He was elected to the Board the General Assembly during our 2nd IDSA Summit. Here he answers some questions, why he is involved in our association and [...]

Why Data Matters by Prof. Dr. Chris Schlueter Langdon

THE SUPREME RULE: The first rule of success with data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is to use (a) the right data and (b) in the right quantity, because AI can only extract insights, if the information for it is captured in the data - and the more, the better.For example, if predicting the failure [...]

International Data Spaces for Industry 4.0

Industry event with the founding of the IDSA Competence CenterWhy are data sovereignty and data-based business models of great importance for the competitiveness of the German and international economy? How can data exchange between companies be supported along the value chain?The International Data Spaces (IDS) will be providing answers to these questions. IDS will be [...]

Three official IDSA Hubs to be inaugurated at once in June

Newly established hubs in different countries support IDSA to win new members Digitization creates new opportunities for business. Everyday. Data is the strategic resource to drive these opportunities forward and to foster the success of companies on complex markets. For this, IDSA is growing and gaining more members on an international level. To support [...]

The IDS Certification Scheme

One of the central components of the International Data SpacesThe International Data Spaces are a virtual data space leveraging existing standards and technologies, as well as accepted governance models. It enables the secure exchange and easy linkage of data in a trusted business ecosystem. Data security and trust are two fundamental characteristics of the International [...]

French Hub officially joins the IDSA

French Hub officially joins the IDSA Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) signs its entry to IDSA Hubs Philippe Jamet, Executive President of IMT (on the right), and Lars Nagel, Managing Director of IDSA, signing the official hub agreement (Paris, May 17th, 2019) The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) and IMT signed an agreement confirming that [...]

IDS_ready – A Seal of Approval for Secure and Trusted Data Exchange

IDS_ready – A Seal for Secure and Trusted Data Exchange T-Systems heavily promotes the IDS_ready seal. However, many companies still don’t know what that is. The makers of IDS promise to offer a data space that comes as a trusted entity advocating data security and data sovereignty. Seven years ago, huge banners could be seen [...]


In recent years, there has been a significant growth of interest and investment in blockchain technology. Many companies and governmental organizations, both large and small, have proposed applications of this technology across different sectors (social, financial, industrial, and governmental). Blockchain technology is widely seen as providing entirely new opportunities to disrupt traditional product and [...]


“Every individual has a double – Personalized Medicine and Digital Twins” Dr. André Nemat and Professor Boris Otto, members of the Board of International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), will deliver an Expert Talk at the DMEA 2019 about the potential of the digitalization in healthcare: How can the medicine take into account therapy-relevant differences between [...]


PRESS RELEASE IDSA / HANNOVER FAIR IDSA members present their application-oriented use cases at the Hannover Fair nicos AG presenting their use case at the Hannover Fair. Photo: IDSA With the IDS_ready seal for a secure data exchange and the latest IDS reference architecture model 3.0 the IDS architecture will become the new [...]