Gaia-X, the European initiative for a secure and federated data infrastructure, held its Market-X Conference & Expo on 14 and 15 March in Vienna (Austria). During this event OMEGA-X was announced as a GAIA-X lighthouse project by Roland Fradrany, the COO of Gaia-X.
This is a great milestone for this project with as core objective the creation of an energy data space. And even more exciting: OMEGA-X is the first lighthouse that made it in the energy domain.
Making strides in navigating digital transformation with lighthouse projects
Gaia-X lighthouse projects aim to create a data exchange platform built on transparency, trust, and openness. They target multiple industries, such as Agriculture, Mobility and Manufacturing, and now also…. Energy . These projects will help GAIA-X bring and create a coherent data infrastructure ecosystem and are the front-runners implementing the Gaia-X framework that will equally enable a comprehensive pipeline of future lighthouse projects.
OMEGA-X’s prime references were both GAIA-X and International Data Spaces Association (IDSA). While the latter was already a partner in the project, OMEGA-X now received the full endorsement of GAIA-X. Being a lighthouse project means, among other things, that OMEGA-X aligns with Gaia-X on the following:
- Shared vision and goals in cornerstone questions such as data sovereignty, transparency and avoiding dependencies.
- Use of Gaia-X’s policies, rules, architecture and trust framework as baseline for deployments: OMEGA-X will be open and interoperable with other dataspaces.
- Aim at having a positive impact on the European economy and society.
Established in 2021 as a privately funded not-for-profit Association, Gaia-X brings together an international industrial, academic, and political community with the aim of building a common standard for transparent, controllable, and interoperable technologies in order to enable the creation of common data spaces, and in doing so boost the European data economy.
Watch the interview with Javier Valiño, coordinator of OMEGA-X, during Market-X:
Learn more about the other lighthouse projects of GAIA-X: