The Association

IDSA: Driving data freedom for the whole world

We bring global innovators together to create a future where trusted partners, of all sizes and from all industries, can securely share data while maintaining self-determination and control. 

Straight ahead to the digital economy!

The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) is a coalition of more than 140 member companies that share a vision of a world where all companies self-determine usage rules and realize the full value of their data in secure, trusted, equal partnerships; and we are making that vision a reality.  

Our goal is nothing less than a global standard for international data spaces (IDS) and interfaces, as well as fostering the related technologies and business models that will drive the data economy of the future across industries. 

IDSA is a user association

The members represent dozens of industry sectors based in 28 countries across the European Union and around the world.

The IDSA is a not-for-profit organization

All members contribute equally to the association’s results. These are publicly available and can be used by any company or organization.  

Our objectives

Develop a reference architecture for international data spaces (IDS), including a governance model and adoption strategy 

Continue to evolve IDS-based on use cases

Establish IDS as the international standard for data  exchange in the economy of the future

Support certifiable software solutions and business models 

Our activities

Sharing experience between the business and scientific communities 

Providing education and further training for small and medium-sized companies 

Cooperating with related initiatives 

Lobbying at international level



IDS – Standard for Data Sovereignty, Indispensable Element of Data Ecosystems


Use cases and working groups, hubs and communities 

Head Office

We’re from the head office and we’re here to help

Any questions? Contact us!

Thorsten Huelsmann

Your contact person:
Thorsten Huelsmann

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