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Would you like to join one of the national domain working groups? Companies will benefit from opportunities to find partners, exchange ideas with digital and data economy experts and get up-to-date information on funding opportunities and developments in the European data economy. The groups prepare joint Finnish initiatives to contribute to a roadmap for a European-level data management and sharing model. The groups may be useful if you are interested in sharing and best practices in data governance, data management or business model development.

Previous meetings can be seen here.

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Health group aims to build a bridge between rapidly growing European Gaia-X Health hub and the Finnish community of private, public and academic partners. The group offers direct channel to influence Gaia-X roadmap through active European community and potential to find good collaboration partners across Europe.

Lead: Christian Sundell, Head of Strategy and Business Development, TietoEVRY

Next meeting: Thursday 22 December from 10:00 to 11:00 EET
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Circular economy

The group is a key Gaia-X forum for national collaboration to explore business-driven opportunities to merge business goals with sustainability targets. The group is an active forum bridging the gap between the latest research outcomes with business needs for new economic competitiveness in the fields such as smart and sustainable supply chain management, meeting the climate targets for businesses and other stakeholders. The group works actively with other Gaia-X working groups for best practice sharing, cross-sectoral joint efforts and leading European and national initiatives in the area. 

Lead: Inka Orko, VTT

The time of the next meeting will be announced.


Mobility moves people and is a prerequisite for logistics to move goods. Mobility Data Spaces make the right data available to the right people at the right time. Gaia-X can help to safeguard data sovereignty in the mobility sector and create the necessary framework for the implementation of alternative mobility concepts.

Lead: Janne Lautanala, Chief Ecosystem and Technology Officer, Fintraffic

The time of the next meeting will be announced.

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AgriFood group aims to cover all the actors in the smart food network according to the EU “From farm to fork” strategy. The goal of the group is to clarify the position of Finland related to data space developments in agriculture and food systems and to promote joint Finnish Gaia-X initiatives in European programmes.

Lead: Marko Turpeinen, CEO, 1001 Lakes, and Adjunct Professor, Aalto University

The time of the next meeting will be announced.


Geoinformation domain working group promotes the use of spatial information in Finnish Gaia-X initiatives, in cooperation with the geospatial industry and organisations using spatial data. The goal of the group is to improve data interoperability between different domains by using geospatial information as a key component. The Digital Twin Finland concept is an example of an interdisciplinary geoinformation platform.

Lead: To be announced.

The next meeting will be announced.

Industry data

Utilisation of industry data is advancing in Finland and the working group is an optimal forum to align the Finnish efforts with the European and global activities. In the group, the Finnish stakeholders are actively seeking joint opportunities for data-enabled internal and external business opportunities. The work is done in close co-operation with other national industrial data communities such as the Finnish Industrial Internet Forum (FIIF) with joint events for maximum impact.    

Leads: Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business and Kari Muranen, Senior Ecosystem Lead, DIMECC 

Skills data

Finland has been active in advocating the human-centric MyData approach in the management of personal data. The goal of the group is to clarify the position of Finland related to European skills data space developments and unite Finnish organisations that are interested in contributing to the building of a skills data space – a human-centric approach uniting data, work and learning.  

Leads: Anu Passi-Rauste, Headai and Mikko Sierla, Vastuu Group 

The time of the next meeting will be announced.

Smart cities

Creating solutions for smart cities or new urban solutions based on technology adoption has been a driving force in European technology development in recent decades. At the same time, the participants in this development have understood the clear challenges between scalable and customised smart city solutions. The working group understands this and will aim to create context-sensitive, yet scalable solutions to advance the modernisation of cities with a mix of new technologies and new ways of operating a city.

Lead:  Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business