The central place in the Netherlands for all data sharing and cloud related questions
The Centre of Excellence for Data Sharing and Cloud (CoE-DSC) was officially launched today. The CoE-DSC builds upon the efforts and results of the Data Sharing Coalition, the Data Sharing working group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) and the Gaia-X Hub the Netherlands. All participants from the aforementioned coalitions are also part of this initiative, which is led by TNO. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy makes the CoE-DSC financially possible. By joining forces, one central place is created to help companies with data sharing and cloud related questions and challenges. In addition, the initiative will create more confidence in cross-organisational data sharing and facilitate (international) cooperation.
The central place in the Netherlands for all your data sharing and cloud related questions
The CoE-DSC will provide answers to data sharing challenges and support the development of data sharing applications by providing relevant tools, knowledge and best practices. The centre will also collaborate with various sectoral data sharing initiatives such as the GOFAIR Foundation to avoid fragmentation and enable (future) applications across sectors. The CoE-DSC aims to be a broad and open initiative and will actively seek collaboration with other programmes and coalitions focused on data sharing, to create a single platform for the Netherlands with a strong international foundation.
Peter Verkoulen of TNO, programme director of the CoE-DSC: “As the leader of the Dutch Gaia-X hub, I have always looked for cooperation with like-minded initiatives. Only by sharing knowledge and expertise with each other, we can accelerate innovation and realise application adoption. With the establishment of the CoE-DSC, we are also meeting the need of companies and organisations to create one place where they can go with their questions.”
Klaas Hommes (Director BAS, Energy Sector): “The CoE-DSC will help us in the energy sector to collaborate with other sectors such as mobility, logistics and financial services with regards to data sharing. Furthermore, through the CoE-DSC, we secure a connection with European initiatives such as the Energy Data Space. In enables us to come up with new smart energy solutions that contribute to achieving the goals of the energy transition. An example of this is the collaboration with the mortgage domain for exchange of smart meter data as an important data point for developing green loan propositions.”
The CoE-DSC will bring together all the knowledge and expertise already developed within the programmes and monitor trends and developments in data sharing.
In doing so, the CoE-DSC also aligns with the European agenda, including the European data strategy, laws and regulations such as the Data Act and other European data sharing initiatives such as the Data Spaces Support Centre (DSSC).