You – the users – are the drivers behind this

As a member of the International Data Spaces Association, you have various opportunities to actively participate in the association and thus exert a significant influence on the development and characteristics of the IDS. You can participate in the working groups, which deal with the general framework of the IDS and the reference architecture model, as well as become part of the communities, which deal with the special requirements of the different industries.

 Working Groups

Actively con­tri­bu­te your expec­ta­ti­ons with regard to Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces in the working groups of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on. Com­pa­nies from all sec­tors joint­ly for­mu­la­te their requi­re­ments for secu­re data exchan­ge and digi­tal sover­eign­ty. The­se are our working groups and their topics:


The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Ass­coia­ti­on star­ted in Ger­ma­ny and has strong roots here. To fos­ter the know­ledge trans­fer we faci­li­ta­te inter­na­tio­nal hubs that sha­re basic know­ledge on the ide­as and con­cepts of the IDS in their coun­tries. If you want to enab­le trust­worthy and secu­re data exchan­ge based on the IDS in your coun­ty get in con­tact with us via


If your orga­ni­za­ti­on or asso­cia­ti­on is inte­rested in joi­ning forces with the IDSA get in con­tact with us via The IDSA pro­vi­des a refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re for trust­worthy and secu­re data exchan­ge as well as a refe­rence imple­men­ta­ti­on and a gro­wing num­ber of pro­ducts and solu­ti­ons from our mem­bers. The focus on data sover­eign­ty alre­ady extends the Platt­form Indus­trie 4.0, the Inter­na­tio­nal Inter­net Con­sor­ti­um Refe­rence Archi­tec­tu­re, FIWARE and other.

Use Cases

Develop prototypical references in so-called use cases together with scientists. Implementing these use cases makes the work of research on International Data Spaces specific.


Almost 40 Use cases are alre­ady being imple­men­ted. Moreo­ver, the­re are around 60 more can­di­da­tes for use cases. The com­pa­nies spe­ci­fy the use cases wit­hin the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on them­sel­ves. New mem­bers can get invol­ved in exis­ting use cases at any time or initia­te new use cases.

Fields of activity.

The cur­rent use cases deal with the fol­lo­wing fiel­ds of activi­ty “Trans­pa­r­en­cy in Sup­ply Chains”, “Impro­ving Pro­duc­tion and Indus­try 4.0” and “Sup­port for End-to-End Custo­mer Pro­ces­ses” (e.g. auto­mo­bi­li­ty, medi­cal sup­plies). They have to be exten­ded to all indus­tries.

Knowledge transfer.

The insights gai­ned during the use cases form the basis for new busi­ness models. They are to be made avail­ab­le for small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies in par­ti­cu­lar.

You can find our Use Cases here

Creating a formal DIN/ISO standard on data sovereignty

The mem­bers of the IDSA work towards a com­mon stan­dard for a “Refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re of a secu­ri­ty gate­way for the exchan­ge of indus­try data and ser­vices”. The­re­fo­re we star­ted a Work­shop at the ger­man Stan­dar­di­za­ti­on Orga­ni­za­ti­on DIN. Here we focus on the stan­dar­di­za­ti­on of the IDS trusted Con­nec­tor toge­ther with rele­vant indus­tri­al stan­dards, e.g. IEC 62443.


Meet the rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on at inter­na­tio­nal exhi­bi­ti­ons, con­fe­ren­ces and mee­tings and learn more about the Indus­tri­al Data Space.

Find out more about all events here.