From the Basque Country to Europe: The Innovalia Association

In the first part of our blog seri­es about the IDSA hubs, we put the spot­light on Cefriel. Now it's time to tra­vel to the Bas­que Coun­try in nort­hern Spain. From the­re, our friends from Inno­va­lia sup­port the dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of IDS throughout Spain and Sou­thern Euro­pe. Dr. Oscar Láza­ro, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Inno­va­lia Asso­cia­ti­on, and Jesús Alon­so, Inno­va­ti­on Con­sul­tant of the Inno­va­lia Asso­cia­ti­on, intro­du­ce us to the Spa­nish hub, its goals and acti­vi­ties.

IDSA Hub Spain was estab­lis­hed in Decem­ber 2019 and has star­ted its ope­ra­ti­on in 2020. The IDSA Hub has been endor­sed by key Glo­bal sta­ke­hol­ders such as Big Data Value Asso­cia­ti­on (BDVA) and the World Eco­no­mic Forum (WEF). It is based in the Bas­que Coun­try in the regi­on of Bis­cay and is faci­li­ta­ted and ope­ra­ted by Inno­va­lia Asso­cia­ti­on.

Inno­va­lia Asso­cia­ti­on is an asso­cia­ted rese­arch labo­ra­to­ry foun­ded by the Inno­va­lia Group and accredi­ted mem­ber of the Bas­que Sci­ence, Tech­no­lo­gy and Inno­va­ti­on Net­work and the natio­nal rese­arch cent­re net­work of the Spa­nish Minis­try of Sci­ence and Inno­va­ti­on. Inno­va­lia deve­lo­ps tech­no­lo­gy in the fiel­ds of E2E cyber­se­cu­ri­ty (chip to cloud), qua­li­ty assuran­ce for high per­for­mance IoT/CPS sys­tems, mobi­le 3D visua­li­sa­ti­on and AI / big data ana­ly­tics.


Any com­pa­ny or admi­nis­tra­ti­on, inde­pendent­ly of its size, acti­vi­ty sec­tor or loca­ti­on should be gran­ted a sov­er­eign access and a fair par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the sin­gle Euro­pean mar­ket and data spaces and gain equal bene­fits from the digi­tal, data and intel­li­gence eco­no­my.

The visi­on lies on four pil­lars:

  1. Pro­li­fe­ra­ti­on of a num­ber of fede­r­a­ted sec­to­ri­al com­mon data sharing spaces (public and pri­va­te, trus­ted, open and inter­ope­ra­ble).
  2. Gene­ra­li­sed adop­ti­on of digi­tal inter­na­tio­nal stan­dards.
  3. Roo­ting of a regio­nal and natio­nal cul­tu­re for (indus­tri­al) data qua­li­ty.
  4. Pro­mo­ti­on the emer­gence of stra­te­gic digi­tal value chains.


Pro­vi­de the natio­nal mee­ting point to faci­li­ta­te a har­mo­ni­zed and sov­er­eign deve­lo­p­ment of data-dri­ven digi­tal eco­sys­tems and com­mon (indus­tri­al) data sharing spaces.


To con­tri­bu­te with the deve­lo­p­ment of the natio­nal “fede­ra­ti­on” of the Euro­pean Data Space and faci­li­ta­te the glo­bal pro­li­fe­ra­ti­on of the IDS approach and the evo­lu­ti­on towards an inter­na­tio­nal stan­dard for data sov­er­eig­n­ty acti­vi­ties, IDSA Hub Spain, sup­ports 5 main types of acti­vi­ties: tech­no­lo­gy deve­lo­p­ment, busi­ness deve­lo­p­ment, eco­sys­tem deve­lo­p­ment, skill deve­lo­p­ment and SME sup­port.

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