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DataBri-X Horizon Europe project kicks off!

DataBri-X is an Innovation Action project funded under Horizon Europe, which officially started on the 1st of October 2022 and has a total duration of 36 months. The kick-off meeting of the DataBri-X project took place physically on the 18th and 19th of October at Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The meeting was chaired by the Project Coordinator Dr. Stelios Sartzetakis, representing Athena Research Centre (ARC), and the project’s Technical Manager Dr. Javad Chamanara, representing Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB).

During the meeting, the consortium partners had the chance to meet and discuss their roles and responsibilities in the project. The project consortium consists of 14 partner organisations, and specifically, ARC (Greece), eBOS (Cyprus), NOVA (Greece), TIB (Germany), SWC (Austria), LST (Spain), IMDEA (Spain), GT (Estonia), DFKI (Germany), WKD (Germany), IDSA (Germany), SIE (Austria), NIC (Germany), and OST (UK).

Through DataBri-X, European Data Spaces, platforms and marketplaces and their wide range of business, governmental and public, research and civil society stakeholders will be equipped with a holistic and flexible data governance process and a seamless integrated standards-based toolbox for data and metadata management. These can be assembled along relevant requirements, provide open source as well as commercial tools (the bricks/bri-X), and mechanisms to load third-party resources, such as language resources or Artificial Intelligence (AI) models so that they can easily be deployed into Data Spaces.

The DataBri-X ToolBox will be developed and customised along a flexible Data Governance process, and with this intention, specific needs can be easily deployed into Data Spaces, as well as also for other data management purposes. The DataBri-X ToolBox will be evaluated and demonstrated in three real-world Data Space use cases in the domains of:

  • Telecom operations (NOVA, Greece),
  • Energy (Siemens, Austria), and
  • Legal (Wolters Kluwer, Germany).

Henceforth, DataBri-X will contribute to making Europe the most successful area in the world in terms of data sharing and data reuse, gaining the full benefit from the value of data, while respecting the legal framework relating to security and privacy.