Together with research institutions and companies, IDSA has successfully won the competition "Artificial Intelligence as a Driver for Ecosystems" of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi). The consortium will develop a digital platform for artificial intelligence with the project "AI Marketplace". The platform focuses on AI in product development. It allows providers, users and experts to network and develop solutions together. The BMWi supports this project with 11 million Euros, while the partners are investing an additional 5 million Euros.

The "AI Marketplace" project creates a digital platform that brings together AI experts, solution providers and manufacturing companies. The application possibilities of the "AI  marketplace" are diverse: on the one hand, manufacturing companies can incorporate the experience from their own and third-party products and on the other, research results into product development and virtually play through countless product variants before the optimum product is manufactured in efficient 3D printing. This enables them to deliver individual products to the customer in a short period of time.

The participating research institutions have built up extensive knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence which they can use to develop offers for small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time, the "AI marketplace" facilitates the exchange of experience between industry and AI experts, thus providing new approaches for the research.

Data sovereignty and secure, fair transaction mechanisms by IDSA

The "AI Marketplace" relies on a secure data space and a trust based IT architecture. Both will be based on the IDS reference architecture. IDSA will ensure data sovereignty and secure, fair transaction mechanisms.  

Lars Nagel, CEO IDSA, sees excellent opportunities for the development of a sustainable business concept: "With the ‚AI Marketplace‘ we will succeed in building up an extensive range of products for medium-sized businesses – not only in Germany, but also internationally. It is important that we involve many companies in the development and build a good sales structure. We have ideal conditions for this. The project partners are well-connected and bring over 3,000 contacts."

The project is expected to start in January 2020 and is planned for three years. In addition to the IDSA, the project partners are Fraunhofer IEM and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn, the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC at Bielefeld University and the Institute for Industrial Information technology in IT of TH OWL. Other project partners include Claas, Diebold Nixdorf, Düspohl, Hella Gutmann, Unity and Westaflex as well as the networks inno-focus, FIWARE and prostep ivip.

Interested companies, AI solutions providers and experts are cordially invited to participate in the development:

To the press release on the IDSA website:

Über International Data Spaces e. V.

The International Data Spaces (IDS) are a peer-to-peer network, a virtual data space that supports the secure exchange and the simple linking of data in business eco-systems on the basis of standards and by means of common governance models. IDS is managed by the International Data Spaces Association, a European non-profit association with currently 100 members from numerous industries, ICT and research across 20 countries, predominantly European.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

International Data Spaces e. V.
Emil-Figge-Str. 80
44227 Dortmund
Telefon: +49 (231) 70096-501

Andreas Kembügler
Telefon: +49 (162) 1964902
Für die oben stehende Pressemitteilung ist allein der jeweils angegebene Herausgeber (siehe Firmenkontakt oben) verantwortlich. Dieser ist in der Regel auch Urheber des Pressetextes, sowie der angehängten Bild-, Ton-, Video-, Medien- und Informationsmaterialien. Die United News Network GmbH übernimmt keine Haftung für die Korrektheit oder Vollständigkeit der dargestellten Meldung. Auch bei Übertragungsfehlern oder anderen Störungen haftet sie nur im Fall von Vorsatz oder grober Fahrlässigkeit. Die Nutzung von hier archivierten Informationen zur Eigeninformation und redaktionellen Weiterverarbeitung ist in der Regel kostenfrei. Bitte klären Sie vor einer Weiterverwendung urheberrechtliche Fragen mit dem angegebenen Herausgeber. Eine systematische Speicherung dieser Daten sowie die Verwendung auch von Teilen dieses Datenbankwerks sind nur mit schriftlicher Genehmigung durch die United News Network GmbH gestattet.