VTT organized a hands-on IDS workshop for the companies in the OSME project (Open Smart Manufacturing) on April 26, 2022. Companies present were Wärtsilä, Roima Intelligence, Fastems and Fliq. Workshop participants first got an overview presentation of IDS software components given by Ilkka Niskanen and Markus Kerälä. In the second phase of the workshop, participants deployed an IDS Connector to their own system and were able to get help as needed.
Participants described the workshop as useful and informative. There will be a follow-up workshop in May 2022, to continue the hands-on work.
In the near future, this workshop concept can also be integrated as a fixed part of the Data Space Support Centre offering.
A large group of companies in Oulu region participated a webinar in May 3, 2022 where Ilkka Niskanen of VTT presented the International Data Spaces approach. The webinar was a success having 40 local representatives in the audience. The event was part of Oulu region development on Oulu Data Space, which is a framework to connect Nokia Campus, Oulu University Campus, and VTT premises with a standardized, secure, and trusted data sharing environment. The goal is to create a smart city where e.g., facility, energy systems, and traffic information data enable experimentation and creation of new services by local companies. Oulu Innovation Alliance, a collaboration alliance for Oulu region players, gathers also spearheads of other technologies, such as 5G/6G and autonomous vehicles to the data generating ecosystem where IDS can be the backbone for the emerging data space.