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EU collaborates with Japan on proof of concept for data-management


The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) just announced that their partner, the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) is implementing a data-management proof of concept (POC) which helps visualize carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturing industry. In doing so, they strive to push the manufacturing industry to lower carbon dioxide emissions, thereby producing more sustainably and tying in with Japan's aim for a low-carbon economy.

The collaboration between Japan Innovation Park (JIP), NTT, NTT Communications, SIEMENS and Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne will commence this month and enables sovereign data sharing between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers.

The POC uses a piece of technology from an earlier project by NTT and NTT Communications for the development of a test environment that allows access to confidential and sensitive data both in Japan and the EU. This piece is the so-called IDS connector, also a key part of the infrastructure for the European GAIA-X platform and the Smart Data Platform (SDPF). GAIA-X in turn, is an initiative that creates a decentralized data infrastructure for data sharing while falling under the protection of European data laws. The IDS connector is designed by IDSA and forms the main element of a secure data exchange amongst trusted parties and is deployed in the GAIA-X infrastructure and its clouds, amongst others.

Read more about the proof of concept and its development here!

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