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The projects will help build a fair data economy. They are based on real business and will create new services by using individuals’ personal data with their permission.


We implemented the call for funding applications as part of Sitra’s IHAN® – Human-Driven Data Economy focus area, which will run until 2021. Some projects started in 2018 and the rest will start in spring 2019. All projects will be finished in 2021.

Projects in progress

Data follows the patient everywhere is a project that pilots the convenient and reliable use of health data recorded in Finland wherever an international traveller might need to use healthcare services. The project is part of the EU’s Patient Summary Initiative.
Project parties: Fujitsu, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Blood glucose measurement and data sharing for children with diabetes is a project focused on building an ecosystem that allows parents to authorise the use of their children’s health data by schools and youth sports teams, for example.
Project parties: The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), CGI and the Population Register Centre.

The Fairdrop consent receipt management solution gives a fresh perspective on granting authorization on the usage of you personal data. New dynamic consent model for personal data exchange gives you a wider view and a stronger grip of your data assets.
Project parties: DataFund

The MyCelia project defines the new digital identity standard for music makers. MyCelia Passport is the digital container to hold verified profile information, IDs, acknowledgements, works, business partners and payment mechanisms. It helps get music makers and their works linked and open data for business and speeds up the payment flow to artists.
Project parties: MyCelia

In the Sandbox of Trust project new tools for electronic identification for Finland are being built. The plan is for the new SisuID solution to be applicable in both the public and private sectors. The aim is to make life for ordinary people easier amid the digitisation of society and to improve Finland’s competitiveness in international markets.
Project parties: Nixu, Suomen Tilaajavastuu and Digital Living International.

What was achieved?

The Farmidata project aimed to improve the conditions and resource efficiency of food production with the help of digitisation. The three experiments, implemented in the Salo region, wanted to find out about the development needs of agricultural information technology as well as the opportunities provided by digitisation.

  • The Farmimapping pilot used drones for plot imaging. The produced location data was then used for precision farming. The data made it possible to define the correct amount of fertiliser for crops, so the data was directly applicable to controlling the fertiliser spreader. This prevented the excessive use of nutrients that creates nutrient runoffs, which then eutrophicate water systems. Additionally, the collected data and more precise amounts of fertiliser created savings in fertiliser costs.
  • The Farmistore product concept aimed to find a solution for real-time fuel monitoring on farms as well as the creation of purchasing groups and the optimisation of consumption.
  • The Farmisää (Farm Weather) pilot defined a micro-weather network from real-time weather and soil data. IoT sensors produced more precise weather data than before and monitored the soil. Farmers found the results from the pilot helpful, particularly last summer, which was hot and dry, as they received precise data from the air and from a depth of 15 cm into the soil. Technology even enables monitoring that goes significantly deeper down into the soil.

Where possible, the technological solutions created in the pilot will be used in other IHAN projects, and they will be published as open source code later. The pilot was implemented between March and October 2018.


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