The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presented the concept of a cross-company data space in 2015. It enables companies to share their most valuable assets and use them in a value-added way: data.
The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), initiated by the German Ministry of Education and Research, Fraunhofer and industry, has taken this concept and developed it into an international de facto standard – the IDS standard for data sovereignty. With this standard, IDSA has paved the way to a trustworthy and sovereign data economy.
Now, the IDS standard is ready for commercial use.