Testbed for fair data economy – ihan.fi

Ihan.fi is a testbed and a toolkit for building services that comply with a fair data economy. The first version was released in June 2020.


With our IHAN® project, we lay the foundation for a fair data economy, in which successful digital services are based on trust and create value for everyone. The testbed, tools and demo applications for creating fair data economy services will be compiled under the ihan.fi platform, which will support service development on a one-stop-shop basis.

The long-term goal of ihan.fi is to support new internet standards for data productising, portability and interoperability, and to boost the emergence of global data markets.

What are we doing?

In the first phase, the website will include the basic tools of the fair data economy, such as a rulebook, requirements documentations and a glossary. The most important requirement specifications have already been packaged into a pre-standard approved by CEN, the European Committee for Standardization.

The site demonstrates how services can be built with the IHAN fair data economy infrastructure. Some of the showcases that have been developed so far are introduced, of which a well-being app demo set up according to IHAN requirement specifications offers a great example of a fair data economy service.

By the end of 2020, the testbed will be released for the whole internet community. Developers will be able to log into the development environment, to test building those real fair data economy services with previously tested components and to provide their own data sets for others to use. So, stay tuned!

Who is involved?

Digital Living is building the ihan.fi website together with Sitra. The components in the fair data economy testbed are jointly built by HiQ, Digital Living, Nixu and Vastuu Group.

In addition, several of the practical tools, such as the requirements documentation and the rulebook, were created as part of extensive co-operation with some of the leading experts in the field.

Where are we?

The site is being built in phases throughout 2020. The first version was released in June, and the rest of the features will be available by the end of the year.



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