New Mem­bers


The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) is plea­sed to announ­ce that four new mem­bers joi­ned the Asso­cia­tion: FIR at RWTH Aachen, Goog­le, Hita­chi and iNNO­VO Cloud. They will con­tri­bu­te to make IDS a glo­bal stan­dard for the sov­er­eign use of data.

Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA, stres­sed that “their decisi­on to join the asso­cia­ti­on and to streng­t­hen our efforts on data sov­er­eig­n­ty high­lights the impor­t­ance of what we are about to achie­ve. Having glo­bal play­ers and inno­va­ti­ve part­ners in the asso­cia­ti­on shows us that we are taking the right path.”

The Insti­tu­te for Indus­tri­al Manage­ment FIR is a non-pro­fit rese­arch insti­tu­ti­on at RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty con­cer­ned with busi­ness orga­niz­a­ti­on, infor­ma­ti­on logistics and cor­po­ra­te IT. It aims at estab­li­shing the orga­niz­a­tio­nal basis for the digi­tal­ly inte­gra­ted com­pa­ny of the future. FIR is acti­ve in the field of Smart City, espe­cial­ly in the con­text of inter-com­mu­nal coope­ra­ti­on. In this area, the sov­er­eign manage­ment of user data is essen­ti­al – and can be achie­ved with IDS.

Goog­le is one of the major play­ers in data tra­ding and sharing world­wi­de. The com­pa­ny pro­vi­des inte­gra­ted and end-to-end big data solu­ti­ons to cap­tu­re, pro­cess, ana­ly­se and trans­fer data in a sin­gle plat­form. Their mem­bers­hip high­lights the gro­wing impor­t­ance of IDS as an inter­na­tio­nal stan­dard for exch­an­ging data on a trust­worthy and self-regu­la­ted basis.

Hita­chi has more than a cen­tu­ry expe­ri­ence in manu­fac­tu­ring. The Japa­ne­se com­pa­ny ope­ra­tes ele­ven busi­ness seg­ments, ran­ging from IT sys­tems to con­struc­tion machine­ry. Sin­ce 2016, the IoT plat­form Luma­da is Hitachi’s solu­ti­on for com­pa­nies tur­ning data into insights to dri­ve their digi­tal inno­va­ti­on. Tog­e­ther with Hita­chi, IDSA will pro­mo­te the Japa­ne­se-Euro­pean coope­ra­ti­on on data sharing in a sov­er­eign man­ner.

iNNO­VO Cloud is a Ger­man cloud ser­vice pro­vi­der, which imple­ments and ope­ra­tes IT-as-a-ser­vice plat­forms (ITaaS) in cloud envi­ron­ments. The­se plat­forms con­sist of stan­dar­di­zed com­pon­ents that can be con­fi­gu­red indi­vi­du­al­ly accord­ing to cus­to­mer requi­re­ments. iNNO­VO Cloud has alrea­dy joi­ned the IDS Laun­ching Coali­ti­on and will set an IDS use case to be rea­dy by Sep­tem­ber 2020.