“The suc­cess of IDS is in the hands of its mem­bers and users!“ This state­ment, made at their own sum­mit in March, shows that the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on is alre­ady focu­sed on new growth initia­ti­ves. One of the mea­su­res dis­cus­sed the­re is now being laun­ched: “Mem­bers recruit mem­bers” is the name of a cam­pai­gn that focu­ses on initia­ting direct dia­lo­gue with com­pa­nies and insti­tu­ti­ons for which com­mit­ment to IDSA and the deve­lop­ment of the Indus­tri­al Data Space will be attrac­tive.

Ralf-Peter Simon, Direc­tor Stra­te­gy & Growth Sup­port at the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on, is cer­tain: “The advan­ta­ges and achie­ve­ments of Indus­tri­al Data Space can be best com­mu­ni­ca­ted by tho­se com­pa­nies that are alre­ady taking a stand for its imple­men­ta­ti­on and are com­mit­ted mem­bers of the IDSA”. Every one of the cur­r­ent­ly 85 mem­ber com­pa­nies can beco­me active wit­hin the frame­work of the initia­ti­ve. “In doing so, we rely on a com­bi­na­ti­on of per­so­nal approach and con­vin­cing per­for­mance.”

In addi­ti­on to spon­sors from the mem­ber com­pa­nies, the milestones and use cases for Indus­tri­al Data Space should also speak for mem­bership. Ralf-Peter Simon knows: “Of cour­se, we do not only have to pre­sent our goals to poten­ti­al mem­bers but also show the tan­gi­ble results of our work.” It is the­re­fo­re plan­ned to report even more con­sistent­ly on pro­gress in the deve­lop­ment and esta­blish­ment of Indus­tri­al Data Space and to fur­t­her advan­ce the num­ber of use cases. “We are hea­ding in the right direc­tion”, says Simon. “And we would like to pur­sue this with many more new mem­bers.”