Aligning Reference Architectures, Open Platforms and Large-Scale Pilots in Digitising European Industry
The digital transformation strategy of the European Union has, among others, a particular priority: the creation of common data platforms based on a unified architecture and an established standard. As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the OPEN DEI project focuses on “Platforms and Pilots” to support the implementation of next generation digital platforms in four basic industrial domains:
Opening the eyes of European industry and society to the returns from Digital Transformation
OPEN DEI strives to implement all efforts for the benefit of the target projects’ ecosystem: Task Forces to collectively address medium to long term challenges to be initiated by current projects but fully implemented by next generation HEP or DEP initiatives (e.g. Data Spaces; Business Ecosystems; Twin Transition) Working Groups to specifically address short term issues and contribute to projects’ objectives and deliverables
DATA SHARING SPACES
Task Force 1
Data spaces experts team up to define for the first time cross-sectoral and across initiatives the fundamental design principles to build data spaces.
“Design Principles for Data Spaces” originates by needs and discussions held at sector-specific working group level as well as the expert groups’ discussions and confrontations held for the birth of the white paper “Design Principles for data spaces”
Task Force 1 objectives:
Data Spaces design principles Knowledge Transfer and Cross-fertilisation between projects
To assess building blocks and identify implementations to harmonise the data spaces Building Blocks and create a building blocks catalogues.
To investigate the existing minimal viable data spaces, the implementation phases and commonalities. And provide guidelines for data spaces deployment
Task Force 1 activities:
First iteration – OPEN DEI Task Force 1 Iteration 1 brought together experts from four domains and various data spaces initiatives to collaborate and define the design principles for data spaces implementation in a unified way.
“A pool of experts in the domain of Digiting European Industry (DEI) to discuss on the guiding principles to guarantee Business Continuity and Multilateral DVC development based on trust and data sovereignty”
Task Force 2 objectives:
Provide common guidance with best practices and codes of conduct for stakeholders to develop and/or participate in data-driven digital business ecosystems and value chains, enhancing the use of emerging digital innovation tools for digital transformation.
Support OPEN DEI projects in maximizing the impact of their Digital Transformations in the four domains, facilitating the scaling-up, cross-domain replicationand long-term sustainabilityof the business and data ecosystem built around the Digital Platforms.
Drive collaboration and align with other EU initiatives to bridge the current business interoperability gap, building on governance standards and industry agreements to facilitate access to DVC.
Task Force 2 activities:
First iteration –Analysis of existing opportunities to scale-up and replicate data-powered business ecosystems: Industrial Agreements and Data Act normative analysis.
Basic principles to foster collaboration between stakeholders to generate high value processes, by governance rules and industrial agreements
Principles for the excellence in conduct aimed at both paving the way to Data Act fulfilment, and business and ecosystem organic growth
Second iteration –Definition of common guidance to cover business interoperability gap: Best practices and codes of conduct for business continuity and multilateral DVC.
Final workshop to disseminate the White Papers results
KoM and coordination with stakeholders
Interactive brainstorming sessions and follow-up/revision of the White Paper
Digital Platforms, Pilots and Standards
Task Force 3
To create knowledge and tools to foster effective sharing and assessment of experiences and lessons learned on how platforms supporting Digital Transformation can be architected, crossing the boundaries of specific applicative sectors.
A pool of experts in the domain of Digitising European Industry (DEI) discusses, on a voluntary basis, new opportunities and challenges and consolidate their findings in a Whitepaper.
Task Force 3 objectives:
Identification of major interoperability mechanisms and architectural elements (such as data models, ontologies, APIs, other mechanisms to standardize data access to be used by projects in the four sectors.
Analysis of use cases from piloting activities to derive architectural patterns, reference implementations and enabled functionalities leading to increased value
Set-up of a collaboration framework for cross-sector ICT standardization activities
Task Force 3 activities:
First iteration Analysis and Discussion on Reference Architectures, Interoperability and Standards.D7.5 : OPEN DEI Task Force #3 Preliminary Results: “Reference Architectures, Interoperability Frameworks and Standardization in DEI Digital Platforms”
Second iteration: Definition of Impact measurement and benchmark Framework and Pilots evaluation.D7.6 : OPEN DEI Task Force #3 Final Results: “Pilots’ Digital Transformation Pathways and Achievements”
Digital Transformation & Business Impact
Task Force 4
Think Tank to create knowledge and tools to foster effective sharing and assessment of experiences and lessons learnt on analysing the drivers and barriers for adoption of platforms supporting Digital Transformation and on assessing their business impact.
A pool of experts in the domain of Digitising European Industry (DEI) discusses, on a voluntary basis, new opportunities and challenges and consolidate their findings in a White Paper and a business assessment framework.
Task Force 4 objectives:
Provide a consolidate view of drivers and barriers to adopt digital platforms and recommendations in different domains and across domains
Develop a Business Impact and Benchmarking Framework to support OPENDEI projects in maximizing the socio-economic impact and to guide the OPENDEI projects in developing and adopting their Exploitation Plans
Boost collaboration with other EU initiatives and projects within the scope of business impact using existing synergies
Task Force 4 activities:
First iteration –Market analysis of European Digital Platforms. Cross-domain and multi-domain SWOT analysis.
KoM and market analysis interactive workshop
SWOT co-design workshop to co-develop the SWOT model for digital platform
Second iteration –Impact measurement and benchmark Framework. Business impacts methods & benchmarking tools
Interactive sessions to define KPIs and methods for impact measurement benchmark
Running the survey for KPIs measurement
Final workshop to disseminate the results of measurement