Story 9: Scaling Up Data-Driven Innovation: European Industry Requirements and the Role of European Data Spaces
Common European Data Spaces are one of the fundamental pillars of the new European Strategy for Data, whose aim to make Europe a global leader in the data-agile economy. To become operational, and exert a systemic impact in Europe’s strategic economic sectors, data spaces will need to develop data governance mechanisms while accessing high value datasets to enable data-driven innovation within vertical ecosystems and foster their developments. This research looks precisely at common data spaces from the viewpoint of those European industries that have already invested in data-driven innovation, have achieved measurable business benefits and are engaged in scaling-up these efforts. This provides an evidence-based and industry-specific view about the pragmatic requirements of Common European data spaces, with a focus on the requirements for data governance, access to data, access to infrastructures.