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This section provides a snapshot of the organisational structure of Gaia-X, including the Association, and its management board, the national hubs and the community as a whole.

At a glance

The Gaia-X association brings together industry, politics, government, research, academic, technical and scientific leaders from Europe and beyond to collaborate on the next generation of trusted data infrastructures.

Technology providers, users, large businesses, as well as small and medium businesses have joined the effort to define how they want to maintain control over their data, including who can access it, for what purposes, where it is stored, and by whom it is maintained.

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The Gaia-X association brings together industry, politics, government, research, academic, technical and scientific leaders from Europe and beyond to collaborate on the next generation of trusted data infrastructures.

Technology providers, users, large businesses, as well as small and medium businesses have joined the effort to define how they want to maintain control over their data, including who can access it, for what purposes, where it is stored, and by whom it is maintained.

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Association

Gaia-X represents the core of the organisation. It was founded to develop the technical framework and operate the Gaia-X Trust Framework. Its members, are either companies with a provider or user background of data infrastructure, IT-start-ups, research institutions or business associations that are aligning with Gaia-X to federate cloud services within the existing cloud infrastructures.

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Vertical Ecosystems

Gaia-X Vertical Ecosystems support the creation and development of data spaces and projects, aiming to share data space knowledge; collect cross-country use-cases and enable members to network, collaborate and identify open standards related to specific domains.

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Hubs

The Hubs are the national and central contact points and grass root supporters of Gaia-X in each country. They have an independent status and are not a body of the Association, but they work together to create use cases, business value, create data spaces and engage new members to the Association.

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Community

The open-source Gaia-X Community comprises the overall Gaia-X network. On the basis of working groups, users and providers work hand in hand to deliver the milestones of Gaia-X: the architecture, the labelling, the policy rules and the trust framework. Everyone is welcome to join the Community to share their knowledge, expertise and advice through a series of meetings, hackathons, tech dives, conferences, articles, magazines, and podcasts to name a few – all of which present the means to drive the community forward.

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Lighthouse Projects

These projects aim to create a data exchange platform built on transparency, trust, and openness, targeting multiple industries, such as Agriculture, Mobility and Manufacturing, to name  a few. These projects will help us bring and create a coherent data space of sharing data, helping to leverage Gaia-X’s use cases to build the current lighthouse pipeline and build a comprehensive pipeline of future lighthouse projects.

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