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Sitra issues call for funding applications to boost Europe-wide data sharing

Sitra is launching a call for applications for project funding to collect experiences and lessons learned on data sharing between businesses and more widely. The call aims to explore how the European Gaia-X model for data sharing works in practice. There will be three rounds of applications. The deadline for the first round ends on 30 September 2022.

In order to share data more easily between companies or from one industry or country to another to drive innovation, it is necessary to develop a reliable data sharing infrastructure, rules, standards and effective regulation. The challenge is that the parties that share data must be able to trust each other while protecting the rights of people, companies and organisations.

Gaia-X aims to define common rules for such things as digital identity management, building trust and data sharing. It also aims to build a European cloud service architecture based on these rules.

To boost Gaia-X development in Finland, Sitra is launching call for funding applications to collect experiences and lessons learned about sharing data between businesses. The call for funding will also gather lessons learned on how to develop business through data sharing principles.

“The call offers companies and their partners an opportunity to experiment and learn about data sharing and value creation based on the principles of a fair data economy,” says Anssi Komulainen, Project Director at Sitra. Komulainen leads Sitra’s Gaia-X Finland project.

“We are looking for partners to find out what data sharing and data development according to the Gaia-X model means in companies. We are also exploring the types of data sharing use cases where the Gaia-X model could be useful.”

The experiences and lessons learned from the funded pilot projects will be shared so that others can benefit from the results.

There are further details about this on the application page on Sitra’s own website. Sitra will hold an information session on the call for funding on 11 October 2022.

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