Gaia-X was created to allow for the secure, open, and transparent use of data. In this way, self-determined decisions can be made on how and where data is stored, processed, and used within the data infrastructure. Gaia-X is characterised by the following core elements:
- We want to create the next generation of data infrastructure for Europe, its states, its companies, its citizens, and its global partners.
- This infrastructure needs to meet the highest standards and foster innovation. We regard this infrastructure as the cradle of an ecosystem, where data and services can be made available, collected, and shared in an environment of trust.
- The concept focuses on the precise needs of users and the added benefit as presented by the use cases.
- The existing concepts will be regarded as a proposal to Europe. We are pursuing this path alongside other European partners and in cooperation with the European Commission.