Kickoff for Culture Domain within GAIA-X Hub Germany

February 4th, 2022

On January 20, 2022, the (virtual) kickoff meeting of the working group Culture and Creative Industries within the GAIA-X Hub Germany brought together about 80 participants from politics (at federal, state, and city level), science, cultural institutions and associations, and creative industry representatives interested in promoting value creation and sharing by sovereign data exchange according to the principles developed by the International Data Space and the European GAIA-X initiative.

Speakers of the group include Prof. Matthias Jarke, Georgios Toubekis (RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer FIT), Dr. Dirk Petrat (BKM Hamburg), and Dr.  Patrick Tomczak (acatech). After summaries of the initiative to set up a Data Space Culture in Germany, its intended functionalities, and basics of the planned GAIA-X Federation Services, a lively discussion brought up many important ideas and challenges concerning technical, economic, and socio-political issues which will be pursued in future bi-monthly meetings of the group.