The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) has estab­lished the first “IDSA hubs” in Euro­pe. Part­ners with excel­lent net­works are buil­ding the­se brid­ges for growth in the respec­tive coun­tries. IDSA would like to use the­se part­ners to dis­se­mi­na­te its stan­dard on data sover­eig­n­ty and data eco­sys­tems in Euro­pe and bey­ond, and to inten­si­fy coope­ra­ti­on with inter­na­tio­nal R&D orga­ni­sa­ti­ons and com­pa­nies.

The first five hubs have now been offi­ci­al­ly pre­sen­ted: On the occa­si­on of the IDSA Win­ter­days in Ber­lin in Decem­ber 2018, Dr. Rein­hold Achatz, Chair­man of the Board of the IDSA, pre­sen­ted the hubs' rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves from Spain, Fran­ce, Ita­ly, Fin­land and the Nether­lands with their cer­ti­fi­ca­tes of incor­po­ra­ti­on.

The part­ners in the­se coun­tries will crea­te awa­reness to gene­ra­te more poten­ti­al for the topic of data sover­eig­n­ty, run initia­ti­ves to recruit new mem­bers, and dis­se­mi­na­te IDS-based app­li­ca­ti­ons. Moreo­ver, they will fos­ter and coor­di­na­te pro­jec­ts to fur­ther deve­lop the IDS stan­dard, even bey­ond their coun­try bor­ders.