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DaWID - Datenzentrierte Wertschöpfungsplattform für Interaktive, assistierende Dienstleistungssysteme


01.02.2020 - 31.01.2023


Data are considered the raw material of the century. The World Economic Forum designated personal data as a new asset class back in 2012. A shift to digital business models on the basis of data is in demand and already discernible today. The project "DaWID" aims to research and test a data-centered value creation platform for the transparent and sovereign administration of their own data by users.

The challenge:

Technical solutions in the area of human/technology interaction are intended to assist people of any age in all circumstances. Many assistance systems are data-driven. A digital twin of people and their environment can be created with the help of data. When collected data and combined services are orchestrated and brought into an overall context, this results in data-driven value chains. Thus data will not only be collected and evaluated, but also enriched and refined along the entire value chain and upgraded into services by companies. There is however the risk of losing sovereignty over one’s own personal data.

Our contribution:

DaWID aims to research and establish a data and service-driven ecosystem for interactive assistance systems. Factors of special importance within this ecosystem are the data economy and data sovereignty. For one thing, users are to be given sovereignty over their data with relevant controlling functions. Data flows need to be transparent and the use of data must be traceable. For another, novel cooperation and business models are to be enabled from the data economy perspective in order to pursue the objective of the digital value creation process – data refinement. People will also gain a feel for the value of their data through the assignment of a monetary amount to the release of data.


DaWID is a meta-platform that serves as a broker between service providers. Due to the inclusion of International Data Spaces, the focus is on industry, leading to the emergence of new business models. Results include the definition of user requirements and offers, the convergence of individual services into holistic service systems, semiautomatic data pricing, data processing chains for contractual relationships and user consent, and ethical/legal analyses regarding data owners.


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Project number: 16SV8381.

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Partner Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, München (Fraunhofer ISST Dortmund, Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig)
Institute for Digital Transformation in Healthcare GmbH, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)), T-Systems International GmbH

Contact person Florian Lauf
Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISST
Emil-Figge-Str. 91
44227 Dortmund
E-Mail: florian.lauf[at]
Telefon: +49 (0)231 97677-438