You – the users – are the drivers behind this

We are a user-dri­ven asso­cia­ti­on for the crea­ti­on of a safe data space in which digi­tal sover­eig­n­ty over data has prio­ri­ty. Here, inter­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies from indus­try, ser­vices, retail tra­de as well as soft­ware com­pa­nies are pay­ing a con­tri­bu­ti­on towards desi­gning Indus­tri­al Data Space at many levels.


Actively con­tri­bu­te your expec­ta­ti­ons with regard to Indus­tri­al Data Space 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 objec­tive of this working group is to ensu­re prac­ti­cal rele­van­ce, help to achie­ve accep­tan­ce and to spread the word about Indus­tri­al Data Space as the basis for new sustainab­le busi­ness models and as an essen­ti­al con­tri­bu­ti­on for secu­ring the future of the mem­ber com­pa­nies. Using a joint­ly agreed basis for use cases that cover all the basic ser­vices requi­red to veri­fy the princi­ples of Indus­tri­al Data Space, the Use Cases & Requi­re­ments working group con­tri­bu­tes to estab­li­shing a robust infra­st­ruc­tu­re.

This working group is mana­ged by Dr. Ali­re­za Tava­ko­li of thys­sen­krupp AG and Dr. Sven Wen­zel of Fraun­ho­fer ISST.

The objec­tive of the Stan­dar­di­sa­ti­on working group is to deve­lop a com­mon voca­bu­la­ry for Indus­tri­al Data Space and to deve­lop the basis for simp­le cross-indus­try and open stan­dards.

This working group is still in the start-up pha­se. Cur­r­ent­ly, the­se requi­re­ments are bund­led in the working group Archi­tec­tu­re.

The refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re model deve­lo­ped in the rese­arch pro­ject is being modi­fied for the uti­li­sa­ti­on of Indus­tri­al Data Space in indus­try tog­e­ther with rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves from the user com­pa­nies.

This working group is mana­ged by Andre­as Teu­scher of SICK and Jochen Schon, Fraun­ho­fer IAIS.

The Uti­li­za­ti­on working group deals with the design of future busi­ness models that deve­lop as a result of using the Indus­tri­al Data Space.

This working group is still in pre­pa­ra­ti­on.


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


Six­te­en spe­ci­fic 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.


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