International Green Data Spaces (InGDS)

Requirements for international and cross-domain connectivity

International cooperation for climate protection

In order to efficiently counteract the climate catastrophe in accordance with the international goals of the European Green Deal, the Paris Climate Goals and the UN SDGs for the creation of a sustainable European data economy, a joint initiative of stakeholders from business, industry and research is needed not only on a national, but especially on an international level.

On a national level, the Data Intelligence Offensive (DIO) is working with a complementary project Linking Green Data Spaces (LiGDS), as part of an R&D service funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), with a network of over 180 members and partners to develop and implement socio-ecologically sustainable use cases in a data service ecosystem. In concrete terms, this means that clearly structured and delimited, domain-specific use cases are defined, processed and completed. This is done step by step by networking the relevant stakeholders to form a continuously expanding community.

Building on these results, this project International Green Data Spaces (InGDS), an R&D service funded by the BMK and managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), explores the technical, legal and practical requirements for an international and cross-domain connection of sustainability-oriented Data Spaces in order to promote that Use Cases can be connected or developed internationally and across domains.

In coordination with international leading flagship initiatives (such as Gaia-X, International Data Space Association (IDSA), the Data Space Support Center (DSSC), the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), etc.), InGDS aims to gain new insights and increase the knowledge base for the future implementation of international connectivity of Data Spaces and Use Cases in 4 steps:

The intended outcome is to support the realization of an international data service ecosystem. Through the wide range of stakeholders, data diversity, harnessing synergies, and scaling of best practices, great innovation potential will be unleashed, enabling the scaling of sustainable use cases that contribute to the achievement of climate goals. Through InGDS, visibility of best practices and thus accelerated adoption and faster time-to-market of data-driven concepts in the economy will be achieved.

We invite you to participate in Data Spaces for Sustainability!

Cooperation is the guiding maxim in the Green Data Hub: through cross-organizational and international collaboration a multivalent benefit for the public at large is created. We invite you to join forces and create a sustainable European data service ecosystem!

The R&D service International Green Data Spaces (InGSD) is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and is handled by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).