Future of data integration in agriculture and food production – Q & A

Are you interested in future of data integration in agriculture and food production? Please take a look at our answers to some questions about this topic. The questions and answers are linked to our webinar Future of data integration in agriculture and food production April 27th.

Q: What would be the advantages of Gaia-X in a nutshell?

A: Better interoperability and collaboration, data sovereignty and secure federation are probably the core promises of Gaia-X

Q: Will there be a national Gaia-X forum, or is it possible to drive the adaptation, e.g. at the Nordic level?

A: Currently, the adaptation is on one hand national, and on the other hand, data space or sector-specific. Each country will have a Gaia-X hub, a central contact point, which can then promote the Gaia-X by being think tanks or national adapters. The sector-specific collaboration aims to promote initiatives within that domain, of which Agri-Gaia is an example. You can find more information about Gaia-X hubs and use cases.

Q: What kind of business models could be used initially within the Gaia-X?

A: The most logical answer is the models based on a data-based economy. I see that machine learning and artificial intelligence-type of solutions are the first to appear. Of course, the Gaia-X can also support more traditional data transfer, so that it might have a disruptive effect on some current business models working with these kinds of solutions.

Q: Are there already any existing cases or examples of Gaia-X?

A: Yes, there are already several so-called lighthouse projects ongoing, of which Catena-X, a project focusing on the automotive industry, is a good example. Catena-X allows all participants in the automotive value chain to exchange data, e.g. car part durability information, between the parties. Parts can be replaced before they break down. The same information can be used to develop even better products.
You can fing a good guide for Catena-X here.