Gaia-X Finland

To promote the prosperity and competitiveness of the Europe of the future, the ground rules for sharing data must be in place. Gaia-X is a European project where these rules are being created jointly. The aim is to share data reliably and fairly. There are many opportunities for Finnish companies to participate.

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What’s up?

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Only fair rules will strengthen the data economy – new recommendations to clarify EU data regulation

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Better products, services and insight – data-sharing networks reap rewards of collaboration

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Sitra survey: plenty of trust but funding and business expertise needed – impetus from data for joint innovation

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Using data to ease maritime transport congestion and reduce emissions at ports 

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Who decides the rules of fair data sharing?

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Four approaches for data monetisation in 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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Data Ecosystem Specialist, Fair Data Economy

Questions and answers

Questions and answers: Call for pilot projects on data sharing applications

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Twelve principles for value creation at ecosystem level through data sharing

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Sitra issues call for funding applications to boost Europe-wide data sharing

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Funding to boost maturity of Finnish data space initiatives 

Speech

The fair data economy of the future is here – How do we seize the opportunities today?

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

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Gaia-X uses fair data-sharing ecosystems and value chains to create value from data

Gaia-X domain working group leaders
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Meet the leaders of Gaia-X domain working groups – “Companies will benefit from new collaborative business opportunities”

Events

Live and online.

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Event

Nordic Data Festival 2024

Helsinki, Wednesday, Apr 10
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Symposium

Data Spaces Symposium 2024

Tuesday – Thursday, Mar 12 – Mar 14
Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Wednesday, Mar 06
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Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Thursday, Nov 30
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Gaia-X Summit 2023

Thursday – Friday, Nov 09 – Nov 10
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Webinar

Navigating Data Spaces: Technology & Governance

Thursday, Nov 23
Robortti suuren puun alla
Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Thursday, Sep 21
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Data spaces super week in Helsinki

Helsinki, Tuesday – Thursday, May 30 – Jun 01
Robortti suuren puun alla
Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Thursday, May 11
Symposium

Data Spaces Symposium

Tuesday – Thursday, Mar 21 – Mar 23
Robortti suuren puun alla
Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Thursday, Mar 09
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Setting Up Data Spaces as a Service

Thursday, Feb 09
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Networking event

Gaia-X Finland: Data Sharing for Breakfast

Thursday, Dec 01
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Data Spaces Technology Landscape 2023

Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Dec 14
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Gaia-X Summit 2022

Paris, Thursday – Friday, Nov 17 – Nov 18
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Information session: Sitra’s call for proposals for data-sharing initiatives 

Thursday, Nov 10

Projects

PROJECTS

Pilot projects – data sharing use cases

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The state of development of data ecosystems and networks survey

PROJECTS

Data Spaces Support Centre

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Call for pilot projects on data sharing applications

What is it about?

While data-driven solutions offer opportunities to boost prosperity, sustainability and competitiveness, the development of the European data economy faces many challenges. There is a mismatch between business and organisational solutions, data governance is difficult and legislation is opaque. Sharing data between different actors and exploiting related business opportunities in Europe are only just beginning to emerge.

The European Gaia-X project is tackling these problems. Originating in Germany and France, Gaia-X is a consortium of hundreds of companies and other actors working together to create rules and compatible solutions for sharing data. Sitra is co-ordinating the Finnish national Gaia-X network.

At the European level, Gaia-X aims to create an open innovation ecosystem to define principles for data sharing and supporting infrastructure based on European values.

It also aims to increase the transparency and appeal of digital services and reduce the dependency on individual service providers that burdens consumers and businesses.

The Gaia-X development work is coordinated by the international association AISBL. Companies can take part in the development work directly in the association’s working groups or together through country-specific Gaia-X networks or hubs.

What do we do?

In Gaia-X Finland, we pilot the activities of the national network and are bringing different actors together in ecosystem work and practical experimentation.

We help different industries to identify clear objectives and sector-specific data use cases and to contribute to building European data spaces. A data space is a network of actors or systems created for sharing and exchanging data and based on mutually agreed principles and rules.

We boost Finnish companies’ competitiveness in the European market and increase their co-operation with European companies in data sharing projects. We also help Finnish companies to understand the essentials of European data space development and changes in the data economy operating environment.

We bring Finnish data sharing solutions to the attention of the European development community, in order to communicate their potential and make them attractive to European partners. Sitra’s fair data economy theme has created and is creating tools and solutions that enable data to be shared more freely in ecosystems. We are continuously making these tools available to everyone.

We also increase Finnish companies’ understanding of European and Finnish funding options for projects on data sharing as well as legal and regulatory issues. The network also provides companies with the opportunity to learn about new business models that can be facilitated by freely flowing data. Pioneering companies that are able to apply the lessons learned can thus gain a competitive advantage.

By taking part in the Gaia-X network, it is possible to get involved in shaping the field suitable for Finnish companies now that the rules for the free mobility of data are being created in Europe.

Who is involved?

The preparation of the project has involved a wide range of actors, including VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Business Finland, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, Technology Industries of Finland and DIMECC.

Currently, seven sectoral working groups are taking place under the project. They cover agriculture, the circular economy, location, health, mobility, public sector data space and skills data.

The project will continue until June 2024.

Publications

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Technology Landscape of Data Spaces

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Towards a Holistic EU Data Governance

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Rulebook for a fair data economy (French edition)

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EU regulation builds a fairer data economy

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Finland’s Gaia-X strategy

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Contact us

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Anssi Komulainen
Project Director, Gaia-X Finland
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Antti Poikola
Senior Lead, Gaia-X Finland
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Satu Salminen
Specialist, Gaia-X Finland
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Denny Wong
Specialist, Gaia-X Finland
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Denisa Mäki
Project Coordinator, Gaia-X Finland
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Erja Lintunen
Assistant, Gaia-X Finland
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Jenna Kiljunen
Specialist, Communications and Public Affairs

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