IHAN pilot projects implement experiments promoting a fair data economy. The aim is to build services making people’s everyday lives easier based on sharing data with their consent.


Find out more about our pilot projects.


In the pilot projects, the partners build technical solutions or entire services based on the principles of the IHAN operating model. The principles are described in the IHAN Blueprint. The output from the pilot projects will be made open to everyone after they have finished.

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


The 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.
The project will end in 2020.
Project parties: MyCelia

Minerva – Digital Wallet

Minerva is designed as a new generation of a mobile digital wallet, similar like an analog wallet but for the decentralized economy in the Web 3.0 with a strong focus on simple to use interfaces. With the wallet people can manage their electronic identities and data assets. The main objective of this project is to build the Minerva digital wallet.
The project will end in 2020.
Project participants: : Lab10c, DanubeTech

Personal data supporting the optimal training of top athletes

In a joint pilot project, the Finnish Olympic Committee, Polar and Tieto are testing a new system for gathering and analyzing the performance data of athletes. Together, they are creating a pilot solution for the collection, management and distribution of top athletes’ personal data. At the same time, Finnish sports research is being developed to be more data-driven and top-level national sport directors will get a better view of the athletes’ overall situation.
The project will end in summer 2020.
Project parties: Finnish Olympic Committee, Polar and Tieto

Using the well-being data of conscripts in boosting physical condition

The data platform created in the project offers a secure place for collecting data about factors that influence the performance of conscripts. The project collects and uses data measured by individuals as well as data related to well-being and behaviour with the consent of the pilot project participants. A model is developed for the authorisation and utilisation procedures related to well-being data. The model can be used in different areas, such as healthcare, well-being at work and basic education.
The project will end in the spring 2020.
Project parties: Finnish Defence Forces, Tieto, Suunto

Consent management solution

The project trials a new kind of consent management solution (BB Consent) that allows reliably transmitting identity-related data to diverse service providers. For example, a person can prove that they are a student eligible for a discount on insurance premiums. The data is transmitted from the educational institution to the insurance company via the application with the student’s consent. The IRMA (”I Reveal My Attributes”) application is in test use in the Netherlands.
The project will end in the summer 2020.
Project parties: Innovalor ja Schluss

Self-collected well-being data to Kanta service (personal health record in Finland)

The main objective is to get the data flowing, in a way where people are in full control over the well-being and health data they generate. People control how they share their data with healthcare organizations and under which terms it can be used there. They also get to choose when, how, and by whom their data is being used for research and other purposes.
The project will end in 2021.
Project participants: Sensotrend, Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Finnish insitute for health and welfare, THL, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland

What was achieved?

Blood glucose measurement and data sharing for children with diabetes

The 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. The first stage focused on the implementation of a technical solution for authorisation management.
Project parties: The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), CGI and the Population Register Centre.

Sandbox of Trust

In the first phase of the project new tools for electronic identification for Finland are being built. The new SisuID solution is applicable in both the public and private sectors. The solution may make life for ordinary people easier amid the digitisation of society and improve Finland’s competitiveness in international markets.
Project parties: Nixu, Vastuu Group (former Suomen Tilaajavastuu) and Digital Living International.


The project developed a technical component for a consent receipt management tool that can be used in services based on IHAN principles. The solution marks a major improvement in the users’ ability to control the authorisation of the use of their personal data. In addition to the traditional authorisation mechanism, the application also provides a more dynamic method of viewing previous authorisations and managing their content.
Project parties: DataFund

Network for human-driven and fair data economy

The project examines whether pharmacies can act, with the patient’s consent and using strong identification, as trusted collectors of information that flows between patients, controllers and the pharmaceutical industry. In this pilot project, voluntary multiple sclerosis patients from the Finnish Neuro Society were invited to provide information about their disease using an electronic form. The data collection solution based on strong identification was integrated with Oriola’s electronic research portal, providing patients with a secure and transparent way of participating in studies.
Project parties: Oriola, Farenta, Suomen Tilaajavastuu, Nixu, Kronas Apotek.


The project aimed to improve the conditions and resource efficiency of food production with the help of digitisation. IoT sensors at farms produce a lot of data that can be linked to the farmer’s identity. The data can be used securely in a network based on block chain technology in the data management applications. The applications featured in the project used location data from images with drones and data from fuel tank and soil sensors. Launching production activity will require a suitable company as a partner.
Project parties: DataSense, Soficta, Toivon Tila (farm), the city of Salo

My Travel Health, Tokyo 2020

The project piloted the convenient and reliable use of health data recorded in Finland wherever an international traveller might need to use healthcare services. The continuation of the project into production use will be awaiting completion of the legislation.
Project parties: Fujitsu, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Trust Through Citizen AI Transparency

The project created a common model for citizen information on artificial intelligence for the public sector. The aim of the project was to promote citizens’ trust in AI projects through participatory development and identification of common practices. The model combines ethical, legal, technical and civic engagement aspects.
Project parties: City of Espoo, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), Ministry of Justice and Saidot


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