Factories of the Future
Media & Entertainment
Smart Cities
Smart Energy
Smart Ports
SME Opportunities
Societal Impacts
Technology Development
Telecoms Providers
5G Automotive
5G CAM Standardisation
5G Corridors
5G Multimodal Connectivity
5G Transport Network
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in big data
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning technologies
Big data
Big data algorithms
Big data analytics
Collaborative Classification and Models
Business Models, Process Improvement, Contract Management, KPIs and Benchmarking Indexes
Collaboration Risk and Value Sharing
Collaborative Planning and Synchromodality
Customs & Regulatory Compliance
Environmental Performance Management
Logistics Optimisation
Stock Optimisation
Supply Chain Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Supply Chain Financing
Supply Chain Visibility
Common Information Objects
Customs Declarations
Transport Service Description
Transport Status
Computing and Processing
Big Data Management and Analytics
Knowledge Graphs
Machine Learning
Stream Processing
Connectivity Interfaces
Technologies (Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wifi)
Data Management, Simulation and Dashboards
Data Fusion
Data Governance, Integrity, Quality Management and Harmonization
Event Handling
Open Data
Statistics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Data market
Data ecosystem
Data marketplace
Data Platform
Data Providers
IoT Controllers
IoT Gateways
IoT Sensors
Tracking Sensors
Digitisation Frameworks
Control Towers
Data Pipelines
National Single Windows
Port Community Systems
Data Federation
Platform Federation
Industrial IoT Sectors
Rail Sector Active Predictive Maintenance
Data interoperability
Data interoperability mechanisms
Interoperability solutions
Platform interoperability
IoT Secuirty, Privacy and Safety Systems
PKI Technology
Data privacy preserving technologies
Privacy preserving technologies
Project Results
5G-SOLUTIONS Deliverables
5G-SOLUTIONS Publications
CHARIOT Capacity Building and Trainings
CHARIOT Deliverables
CHARIOT Publications
SELIS Deliverables
SELIS Publications and Press Releases
Project Results - 5g Routes
5G-ROUTES Deliverables
5G-ROUTES Innovation
5G-ROUTES Publications
Project Results - TRUSTS
TRUSTS Deliverable
TRUSTS Publications
Safety, Security and Privacy Systems
Access Management
Coordinated Border Management
Information Security
International Organisations
Risk Assessment and Management
Risk Management
Safety and Security Assessment
Source Code Analysis
Sectors and Stakeholders
Airports and Air Transport
Banks, investors and other funding providers
Custom Authorities
Facilities, Warehouses
Freight Forwarders
Inland Waterways
Multimodal Operators
Ports and Terminals
Road Transport
Smart Buildings
Trusties and other Intermediary Organizations
Urban and Countryside Logistics
Urban Logistics
Sectors and Stakeholders - TRUSTS
Audit & Law firms
Corporate offices
Financial Institutions
Secured Data
Secured Infrastructure
Secured Platform
Data sovereignty
Good Distribution Practices
International data standards
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
Supply Chain Management
Business Models, Process Improvement, Contract Management, KPIs and Benchmarking Indexes
Risk Management
Risk-Based Controls
Screening and tracking
Supervision Approach
Agile Deployment, Configuration Management
Business Applications
Business Integration Patterns, Publish-Subscribe
Cloud Technologies/Computing, Services Virtualisation
Community Node Platform and Application Monitoring
Connectivity Technologies (Interfaces and Block Chain)
Hybrid S/T Communication and Navigation Platforms
IoT (Sensors, platforms)
Physical Internet (PI)
Public key infrastructure (PKI)
Radio-frequency identification (RFID)

Several national research projects, private companies, and H2020 projects are researching and developing technology, business models, ethical and legal guidelines to enable the promise of the Digital Single Market (DSM). European organizations will need to adopt data-driven innovation and digital transformation to keep up with international competition and global supply chains. Any race to the marketplace brings along legal and ethical issues. The rules of competition law, intellectual property law as well as data protection and privacy law, are called upon to regulate different aspects of the DSM (e.g., platform regulation, standardization and interoperability under proprietary models of ownership, data ownership, etc.). Keeping this competitive advantage resides in the ability to operate cross-border in Europe, and that requires that the existing national projects commit to a level of interoperability that goes beyond individual “open APIs”.

This is in itself a very challenging task because

  • different national  projects  have  different  scopes,  in  terms  of  both  technology  development  and addressed industry domains
  • research projects at European level address specific aspects of data market-enabling technologies, but do not explicitly address the integration and interoperability of business-focused national platforms
  • commercial data  markets  provided  by  private  organisations  are  currently  predominantly  service providers rather than scalable data markets.

Project Objectives

The amount of data available and produced every day is exploding – data has become an important raw material that is of high importance in nearly every industry sector worldwide. Thereby a vital data economy and a successfully working Data-Services Ecosystem in Europe is one of the factors to enable and ensure sustainable employment and growth and thereby societal stability and well-being. Data have swept into every industry and business function and are now an important factor of production, alongside labour and capital.

The European Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy was adopted on 6 May 2015. It includes 16 specific initiatives, which have been delivered by the European Commission by January 2017. Legislative proposals are currently being discussed by the co-legislator, the European Parliament and the Council.


The DSM Strategy is built on three pillars

  • Access: better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe
  • Environment: creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish
  • Economy & Society: maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.





TRUSTS will ensure trust in the concept of data markets as a whole via its focus on developing a platform based on the experience of two large national projects, while allowing the integration and adoption of future platforms by means of interoperability. The TRUSTS platform will act independently and as a platform federator, while investigating the legal and ethical aspects that apply on the entire data valorization chain, from data providers to consumers, i.e., it will

  • set up a fully operational and GDPR-compliant European Data Marketplace for personal related and non-personal related data targeting individual and industrial use by leveraging existing data marketplaces (Industrial Data Space, Data Market Austria) and enriching them with new functionalities and services to scale out.
  • demonstrate and realise the potential of the TRUSTS Platform in 3 use cases targeting the industry sectors of  corporate  business  data  in  the  financial  and  operator  industries  while  ensuring  it  is supported by a viable, compliant and impactful governance, legal and business model.

Free flow of non-personal data is a prerequisite for a competitive data economy within the Digital Single Market3. To fully unleash the data economy benefits we need to ensure a free flow of data, allowing companies and public administrations to store and process non-personal data wherever they choose in the EU. The respective Regulation aims at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal data. It was formally signed by the European Parliament and the Council on 14 November 2018 and will start to apply in May 2019. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the other hand, already provides for the free movement of personal data within the Union, next to its primary goal of protecting personal data. Together with the GDPR, this Regulation will therefore ensure a comprehensive and coherent approach to the free movement of all data in the EU. Next to these two legal instruments, the European Commission recently published a Proposal for a Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (P2B Regulation). The new Regulation seeks to create a more predictable and transparent trading environment online, and will offer new possibilities for resolving disputes and complaints. The first Report on Policy Conclusions analyses the role of policies in shaping the scenarios, highlighting the potential impact of the Digital Single Market Strategy. It explores also alternative scenarios of the social role of data, in terms of the power to control and access data. But while digitisation is everywhere, adoption is uneven across companies, sectors, and economies.

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