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Gaia-X Finland domain working groups

Gaia-X Finland domain working groups

The work of Gaia-X Finland, like in the other national hubs in Europe, is organized into domain-specific expert communities. The participants of the domain working groups contribute their expertise and define and formulate their requirements for each data space.

  • August 19, 2021 at 10:00 am—December 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • Online meeting

Gaia-X creates a framework for the growth of the data economy and the creation of data spaces based on European values and design principles. None of the major upheavals, such as smart cities, mobility or the circular economy can happen without digital innovations and the common rules about data sharing.

Finland’s maturity in frameworks and technology supporting cross-sectoral data sharing is unique. Let’s make sure our voice reaches to the heart of Europe!

The first Finnish domain working groups have started their work in August 2021. If you are interested in joining the work, please find below the details of each group and register for the meeting.

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

Domain working groups

Agriculture
AgriFood group aims to cover all the actors in the smart food network according to the EU “From farm to fork” (Pellolta pöytään in Finnish) strategy. We welcome participants from both private and public sector. 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 into European programmes.
Lead Marko Turpeinen, CEO, 1001 LakesAdjunct and Professor, Aalto University
Meeting The next meeting is on Thursday 28 October from 9:00 to 11:00 (EEST)
Register here for the meeting.
Previous meetings:
Thursday 19 August 2021 at 10:00 to 12:00 (EEST)
Circular Economy
The Circular Economy WG is a key GAIA-X forum for national collaboration to explore business-driven opportunities to merge business goals with sustainability targets. The CE WG will be an active forum bridging the gap between latest research outcomes with business needs for new economic competitiveness in the fields of e.g. smart and sustainable supply chain management, meeting the climate targets for businesses and other stakeholders.
It will work actively with other GAIA-X WGs for best practice sharing, cross-sectoral joint efforts and leading European and national initiatives in the area.
Lead Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business
Kari Muranen, Senior Ecosystem Lead, DIMECC
Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Meeting The next meeting is in November 2021
Geoinformation
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; companies, public administration, educational, and research institutions. 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.
The working group is coordinated by GeoForum Finland, which promotes the use of spatial information and location intelligence in society. The network develops connections within the geospatial industry, and connects to ecosystems using spatial data.
Lead Juha Saarentaus, Managing Director, GeoForum Finland
Meeting The next meeting is in November 2021
Previous meetings:
Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 10:00 to 12:00 (EEST)
Health
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 Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Meeting The next meeting is on Monday 25 October from 14:00 to 16:00 (EEST)
Register here for the meeting.
Previous meetings:
Monday 20 September 2021 at 14:00 to 16:00 (EEST)
Thursday 26 August 2021 at 10:00 to 12:00 (EEST)
Industry Data
Utilisation of industry data is advancing in Finland and the GAIA-X Industry Data WG is an optimal forum to align the Finnish efforts with the European and global activities. In this WG, the Finnish stakeholders are actively seeking joint opportunities for data-enabled internal and external business opportunities. This 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.
The Industry Data WG participants will also co-operate in their participation in the European and national forums such as International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) and other industry-led initiatives for best practices in data governance, management and business model development.
Lead Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business
Kari Muranen, Senior Ecosystem Lead, DIMECC
Meeting The next meeting is in November 2021
Previous meetings:
Thursday 16 September 2021 at 9:00 to 12:30 (EEST)
Mobility
Lead Janne Lautanala, Chief Ecosystem and Technology Officer, Fintraffic
Meeting The meeting is in November 2021
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 the recent decades. At the same time, the participants in this development have understood the clear challenges between scalable and customised smart city solutions – one city is hardly a market, yet the unique context and history of each city plays a significant role. The GAIA-X Smart City WG 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 – scaling best practices between the cities, regions, firms and citizens.
Finland has a competitive advantage in the smart city development area – for years our cities have been at the cutting edge of new solutions for smarter public services, creating human-centric and technology agnostic services to tackle socio-economic challenges from early education to waste management. The Smart City WG will work in an integrated way, exchanging ideas and practices with the other GAIA-X WGs and the international GAIA-X network to identify the best solutions and lessons learned for smart city purposes.
Lead Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director, CKIR, Aalto University School of Business
Meeting The meeting is in November 2021