International Data Spaces

Data sovereignty as a success factor for digital ecosystems

Innovation in business ecosystems is increasingly taking place through the cross-company exchange of data. When providing data, however, data producers and data owners are often at risk of losing control of the strategic value of their data resources. As a result, data sharing remains limited and the potential of data ecosystems remains untapped.

The "International Data Space" (IDS) addresses this cross-industry conflict by enabling data providers to share data while maintaining data sovereignty. The Initiatiative International Data Spaces (formerly Industrial Data Space) aims to create a secure data space that enables companies of all types and sizes to manage their data assets with confidence.

As part of the International Data Spaces initiative, the Fraunhofer Academy and the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering offer the two seminars "Basic Seminar Data Sovereignty and International Data Spaces" and the "Hands-On Software Workshop - Implemented Data Sovereignty by the International Data Spaces" (the last one is currently not available).

Basic Seminar Data Sovereignty and International Data Space

International Data Spaces Association

Hands-On Software Workshop - Implemented Data Sovereignty by the International Data Space

More information about the two seminars

In this practice-oriented training for professionals and executives, the basics about data sovereignty and the structure of the IDS architecture with its technologies, basic services and roles are presented.


Type of course Seminar
Duration 1 day
Dates 24.09.2019
Location The seminar will take place in the IDS Lab of the Fraunhofer ISST in Dortmund.
Language of instruction German
Course contents 1. Ecosystems and digital business models
2. Data sovereignty
3. Interactive workshop phase 1
4. Architectures and initiatives around industrial data exchange
5. IDS architecture
6. Components, information model and governance of the IDS
7. Interactive workshop phase 2
8. Participation in the International Data Spaces Association
Goal After the seminar the participants will have an understanding of different architectural patterns for data exchange. They understand the concept of data sovereignty and the International Data Space architecture. They will also know technologies, components and roles in the IDS ecosystem according to the current reference architecture and will be able to describe and define their own use cases.
Target Group This seminar addresses executives and employees from a variety of industries who want to understand the phenomenon of data sovereignty and use and develop the International Data Space architecture as a federal approach to the sovereign exchange of data.
The seminar is open to technical personnel (data architects, software developers) and management personnel.
Course fee € 699.00 per participant (including work materials and meals). Participants who are employees of a member of the International Data Spaces Association receive a 15% discount.

Type of course
Software Workshop
Duration 2 days
Dates On request
Location On request
Language of instruction
Course contents

Installation, configuration and start various
IDS components:

  • Provider- und Consumer-Connectoren
  • Carrier embedded Connector (Android oder Java)
  • IDS Broker
  • IDS Identity Provider
Object The participants learned the functions and configurations of various IDS components and put together a reference use case of the IDS from the ground up.
Target Group Developers, software experts, architects
Course fee On request