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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 helpful if you are interested in sharing best practices in data governance, data management or business model development.

If you are interested in establishing and leading a new Finnish domain working group, please get in touch with Gaia-X Finland.

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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 next meeting will be held on Thursday, 29 February 2024, from 14:00 to 15:30.

Register for the meeting from this link.

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 fields such as smart and sustainable supply chain management and 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: Michael Hanf, Lead, Sustainable Business VTT

The time of the next meeting will be announced.


The location 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 location platform.

Antti Jakobsson, National Land Survey, the European Geoinformation vertical.
Faris Alsuhail, National Land Survey, the Geoinformation WG in Finland.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, 4 March 2024, from 13:00 to 14:00.

Register for the meeting from this link.


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

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

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 6 March 2024, from 10:30 to 11:30.

Register for the meeting from this link.

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Mobility moves people and is a prerequisite for logistics to move goods. Mobility Data Spaces make the right data available to people at the right time. Gaia-X can help 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.

Public Sector Data Space

The Public Sector Data Space group, accelerates the development of life event and business event-based service suites as mentioned in the Finnish digital compass (national digitalisation strategy). The group brings together relevant public and private sector actors so that commonly understood information can flow seamlessly between different stakeholders. The group promotes data reuse, encouraged through data product thinking.

Lead: Timo Paananen, Technical lead at Kela’s innovation and growth unit.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 21 March 2024, from 13:00 to 14:30.

Register for the meeting from this link.

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 interested in contributing to building 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.