In answering the three research questions, EuProGigant focuses on optimising the speed and flexibility of value creation through the implementation of the technical architecture of a data ecosystem according to Gaia-X. A high-frequency data collection by means of, open-source-based, cost-effective solutions in combination with a process-oriented aggregation of the collected data should offer a high incentive for new users. In addition, easy, self-configurable connectivity between the infrastructure ecosystem and the data ecosystem should accelerate the speed of value creation.
EuProGigant demonstrates data continuity in the manufacturing ecosystem through standardised vertical integration from the machine to the plant management level as well as further horizontal linkages across different business units and even company and country boundaries. The project shows how different actors, stakeholders and companies can access data, achieving a common benefit by working together. It does this by creating interfaces, showing how the building blocks of the system (computing units, measuring devices, software, Gaia-X Federation Services) need to be used and implementing this in models for which different use cases have been devised. By analysing the contributing factors and their effects on our value creation and learning ecosystem, disruptive factors are identified and software and hardware-based solutions for stable systems are developed.
“Thanks to Gaia-X, including the latest interface technologies, we can provide our customers with a new level of analysis of their manufacturing processes,“ says a representative of IGH Infotec AG, industrial partner (DE), SME.