IHAN® project

With our IHAN® project, we laid the foundation for a fair data economy, in which successful digital services are based on trust and create value for everyone. The project ended in June 2021.

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Participants in Sitra’s business programme have great trust in the future of the data economy

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Sitra’s rulebook provides a framework for companies to share data more easily, securely and fairly

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Rulebook for a fair data economy

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Data will make future traffic systems more efficient – sector creates fair rules to support service development

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Digipower investigation: participants eager to find out what’s going on with their data

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Data economy giants are like the clergy in the Middle Ages: they are asking us to have blind faith in them

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Digipower investigation: Participants showing where our data goes

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Digipower investigation: What puzzles the test subjects about the digital world?

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Digipower investigation: What do the test subjects expect and fear in the digital world?

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Exercise your digital rights and find out what your data is used for

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A unique investigation is underway – How are decision-makers influenced on the web?

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Questions and answers

Digipower investigation Q&A

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Digipower investigation

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A new direction for the data economy – creativity grows stronger when privacy is protected

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Speech by Sitra’s President Jyrki Katainen at the HIMMS Global Health Conference

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Sitra’s training package for fair data economy business programmes

NEW DATA ECONOMY BUSINESS MODELS

Fair data sharing under shared rules creates a new competitive advantage. In our project we helped pioneering companies develop their business operations with the aid of data, make those operations sustainable and create new products and services that comply with the principles of the fair data economy.

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Sustainable business from data

PILOT PROJECTS

We piloted new concepts that use personal data with pioneering companies that trancend the borders of business, industry and states.

PROJECTS

IHAN pilot projects

FAIR DIGITAL LIFE

The use of digital services constantly generates data that companies use for their benefit. The use of data must be fair and transparent. People must be able to trust digital services. In our project we created rules that are fair for all, together with our partners.

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PROJECTS

Digitrail

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Respect for privacy will become a source of competitive advantage and an aspect of corporate responsibility

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On the trail of personal data

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Sitra’s recent survey probes the secret life of data collected about us

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Data collected about people is hidden in complex networks

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A lack of trust in data giants may wreck the hopes for a better digital future

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People value having the power to make decisions about the use of their data

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The use of digital services

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Ethical AI requires ethical data

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Dear Father Christmas, we data citizens need you

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We need a contract for a better Web

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Should I be worried?

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

The IHAN® blueprint includes the descriptions of the principles and components of IHAN’s functional architecture as well as guidelines for building fair data economy services with the aid of existing technology. Our technical community developed the document.

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Testbed for fair data economy – ihan.fi

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IHAN technical development community

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Fair data economy standardisation is proceeding

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IHAN Blueprint

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The world needs standardisation, and Sitra answers the call

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Let’s develop IHAN technical requirements together!

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We invite you to join us and build an international standard!

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Hackers rise to the challenge of a fair data economy – a team from Jyväskylä wins Sitra’s challenge at Junction

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Two-day coding rush starts: looking for fair services combining data sources

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IHAN standardisation workshops

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IHAN Technical Workshop: Services

Helsinki, Monday, Sep 02

FOR DECISION-MAKERS

A fair digital transition is Europe’s most important facilitator of sustainable growth and competitiveness. Finland and the EU can act as trailblazers of the data economy. Decision-makers can start taking the steps towards a fair data economy here!

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Future healthcare will benefit from rich data flows

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Towards trustworthy health data ecosystems

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Financial and telecommunications sectors offer a model for a fair data economy

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The future of the European data economy at stake

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35 proposals to make the European data strategy work

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Cross-sectoral data sharing key to competitive European data markets

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A roadmap for a fair data economy

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A road map for a fair data economy offers a new foundation for Europe’s sustainable growth

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Fair rules to improve the flow of data

EVENTS

Join us!

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TEHDAS Stakeholder forum 2021

Wednesday, Oct 27
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Opportunities and challenges of a data-based circular economy: a systemic view on traceability – WCEF2021 Accelerator Session

Wednesday, Sep 15
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HIMSS Global Health Conference: Fair and trust-based flow of health data in Europe

Monday – Friday, Aug 09 – Aug 13
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HIMSS21 & Health 2.0 – European Health Conference

Monday – Wednesday, Jun 07 – Jun 09
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Dawn of the fair data economy

Wednesday, Jun 02
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IHAN Testbed – Rise of the Pilots

Thursday, Mar 25
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Building blocks for fair digital society

Thursday, Mar 18
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Trusted! Quest for data-driven and fair health solutions 

Wednesday, Feb 03
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The sustainable use of data – the European competitive advantage

Thursday, Feb 04
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Fair Data Economy Rulebook v. 1.2 – Viewpoints on Ethics

Tuesday, Dec 15
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Workshop series: Smart policies for data

Wednesday, Nov 25
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MyData Online 2020 Conference

Thursday, Dec 10
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Webinar

Sneak peek 2: ihan.fi – success stories from business pilots

Tuesday, Oct 20
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Seminar

HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event

Monday – Friday, Sep 07 – Sep 11
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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event – Good morning from Finland!

Thursday, Sep 10
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Sneak peek: ihan.fi – your toolbox for fair data economy services

Thursday, Jun 11

What is it about?

Sitra’s IHAN project built a European data economy model, having taken its first steps in Finland.

The set of values on which a fair data economy is based combines a human-centric approach, trust, a new sense of community and the principles of sustainable growth. The aim is a human-driven European data market, where companies that use data responsibly and open-mindedly succeed with smart services.

The fair data economy will benefit everyone. Data will be shared more freely between different parties. Trust in service providers will encourage individuals to share their data when the sharing is based on their consent. People will obtain access to more targeted services that improve their well-being and daily lives. Companies of all sizes will achieve growth through innovation and well-being will increase.

The IHAN project entity was a continuation to our earlier projects that accelerated the use of online services: the service channel facilitates the transfer of data between systems in Finland and the system’s home country, Estonia. Findata, the Data Permit Authority in the social welfare and healthcare sector, grants permits for the secondary use of data, improves information security and promotes people’s data protection. The foundation for Findata’s operating model was laid by the Isaacus project, in which we promoted the secondary use of social and health data for research purposes, among other things. In the future, an individual’s data will be an important component as we move towards individual-driven healthcare and well-being services.

What did we do?

We wrote reports and studies to provide information to support Finnish and EU-level decision-making. Reports and studies help us increase our target groups’ data economy awareness.

In this way, we created shared rules and tools for more responsible and sustainable digital services.

We engaged companies in building the fair data economy. In the IHAN business programme, we helped SMEs reform their business operations with the aid of data. In the Making data part of CSR workshop series, Sitra, FIBS and a number of pioneering companies were co-operating to identify and implement the best practices for sustainable data use from the perspective of corporate social responsibility.

We provided people with tools that they can use to influence the use of their data online.

Who were involved?

A fair data economy was built through international co-operation with different stakeholders.

Where are we now?

Work in this focus area started in April 2018 and ended in June 2021. The results are compiled in an article and publication A fair data economy is built upon collaboration. The work continues on the theme of Fair Data Economy, where the first projects are the ongoing Health Data 2030 and Gaia-X Finnish hub coordination.

CONTACT US

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Jaana Sinipuro
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Laura Halenius
Project Director, A roadmap for a fair data economy
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Hannu Hämäläinen
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Tiina Härkönen
Senior Lead, Democracy and participation
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Markus Kalliola
Project Director, Health data 2030
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Katri Korhonen
Specialist, Competitiveness through data
Juhani Luoma-Kyyny
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Juhani Luoma-Kyyny
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Saara Malkamäki
Specialist, Health data 2030
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Riitta Vänskä
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Erja Lintunen
Assistant, Gaia-X Finland
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Pinja Heimala
Specialist, Competitiveness through data
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Anna Pulli
Assistant, Fair data economy
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Kirsi Suomalainen
Specialist, Communications and Public Affairs

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