International Data Spaces Association and Catena-X strengthen partnership

Apr 30, 2024 | News

Since last year’s signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) and Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. have announced an expanded partnership. This partnership strengthens their roles in advancing data space components and sovereign data sharing, as well as in innovating the automotive industry.

Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA, and Michael Hahn, Managing Director at Catena-X, solidified their commitment to collaboration at Hannover Messe, highlighting their shared dedication to complementing each other’s roles in enabling sovereign and trustworthy data sharing.

By deepening our cooperation, Catena-X and IDSA aim to drive further advancements in data sharing, promoting meaningful change and facilitating a more connected and trustworthy digital landscape.” Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA

Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA

The Catena-X automotive network is the world’s first open and interoperable data space for the automotive industry. On an international level, it connects car manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers along the entire supply chain. Within a defined governance framework, standards developed by IDSA guarantee secure data sharing between participants while supporting trust and data sovereignty.

“Using the fundamental standards for data ecosystems developed by IDSA allows us to focus on the specific needs of the automotive industry. In addition, the interoperability of data spaces is becoming increasingly important as our members are often integrated into different value chains. And we are also working with IDSA on the necessary standards for this interoperability.”

Michael Hahn, MD of Catena-X

As participants in the Eclipse Dataspace Working Group, IDSA and Catena-X have cooperated to promote the development of IDS-compliant data space components, enhancing trust and security in data sharing. Both organizations plan to align their training and certification programs. Catena-X will maintain its focus on industry-specific standards, catering to the automotive sector, while IDSA will continue advancing technical aspects of data spaces across various industries. The partners will strive to promote the adoption of IDS technology, which encompasses the Dataspace Protocol. The collaboration between IDSA and Catena-X represents a significant advance in trustful data sharing, fostering innovation within the automotive industry and beyond.

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