Our consortium consists of seventeen partners combining their knowledge and experience from research and business. Partners are located in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain.

The Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH) is a technical university of the TU9 consortium in Germany.

LUH participates in the TRUSTS project by engaging its research center, L3S. The L3S Research Center founded in 2001, is a joint research institute of several universities in Lower Saxony, Germany, officially associated with the LUH. Work at L3S focuses on excellent AI-based research and the development of innovative and cutting-edge methods and technologies for systems, which are intelligent (characterized by learning processes that allow the acquisition of new skills and deal with a large amount of heterogeneous, uncertain and probabilistic data), reliable (ensuring the reliability of the ever more complex networked and autonomous intelligent systems) and responsible (both reflecting social needs and explore and assess possible effects on personal freedom of development, democratic principles and social interaction). The L3S team builds upon approaches from various areas such as social media analysis, information retrieval, machine learning, natural language processing, semantic web technologies, as well as privacy/security related legal issues and sociology. L3S scientists cooperate in a variety of projects assigned to six research fields: Intelligent Access to Information, Next Generation Internet, E-Science, Web Governance, Virtual Communities, Cyber-Physical Systems. The long standing experience of L3S with support programs of the European Union has led to a vast number of collaborations with research institutes and companies across Europe.

https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/ – https://www.l3s.de/en

SWC is an SME based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2001 that offers ICT consulting services & solutions in the fields of semantic information- & data management. This includes semantic data- & metadata management, knowledge- and information management systems, linked open data (LOD), enterprise search, information retrieval solutions and social software . Furthermore SWC is software vendor of the self-developed Semantic Suite PoolParty for enterprise-ready solutions in taxonomy management, metadata management and data integration and -analytics. Another part of SWCs work is the successful realisation (specification, design, and implementation) of web based information-, data- and knowledge platforms and collaborative environments with a long time experience of more than 15 years.


The Know-Center is Austria’s leading research centre for data-driven business and big data analytics. As a connecting link between science and industry, the Know-Center conducts application-oriented research in cooperation with other academic institutions and with companies. Within Know-Center, we pursue a wider perspective and approach data driven business as a cognitive computing challenge. Our scientific strategy is to integrate approaches from (big) data analytics with human-centred computing to create cognitive computing systems that will enable humans to utilise massive amounts of data.


Founded in 1862, Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. Renowned for its high standards of education and research, the university collaborates with other educational establishments and research institutes, both in the Netherlands and overseas.

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management combines insights from the engineering sciences with insights from the humanities and the social sciences. The Faculty’s mission is to develop robust models and designs in order to solve the complex challenges of today’s networked, urbanized knowledge society. The department of Engineering Systems and Services operates on the interface where complex systems meet engineering. Energy, mobility and ICT systems and services are continuously converging. The Department therefore contributes to Comprehensive Engineering from a systems integration perspective.


KU Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. It is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure and is a charter member of League of European Research Universities (LERU). KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property (CiTiP) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven, with currently a staff of over 40 researchers specialized in legal and ethical aspects of IT technology and innovation. CiTiP has a solid track record as an ethical-legal partner in large international and interdisciplinary research projects and is internationally renowned for its expertise in the areas of data protection, privacy and information security law, new media and communications law, information rights management, and intellectual property rights.


Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (FhG-IAIS) is Fraunhofer’s “data institute” and one of the most renowned research institutions in the data science area, with an extremely strong track record in data mining, machine learning, semantic technology and information retrieval research, and its applications to big data analytics, enterprise information integration and media analytics, supported by professional software engineering and project management.

Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST (FhG-ISST) has its main technical focus on architectures for complex and heterogeneous larger scale software systems and concepts and solutions for information logistics applications. Being a competent player in areas such as Data Engineering, Logistics-IT and Health-Telematics, the Fraunhofer ISST offers extensive knowledge about the conceptualization and implementation of ICT infrastructures related to Big Data in application domains such as Logistics and Health-care, data management, optimization of information supply, and process management.

https://www.iais.fraunhofer.de/en.html and https://www.isst.fraunhofer.de/en.html

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. At the Israeli Center of Excellence of DELL EMC, brilliant minds work to create, innovate and explore technologies that will shape how information is delivered, managed and used.


The Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft is a non-profit research institution that manages innovations from universities to market in the area of eTechnologies and Smart Media. It operates a network of currently five research units called Studios cooperating with and creating research synergies among the TU Wien, Johannes Kepler University Linz, and University of Salzburg.

The project will be carried out by the Research Studio Data Science. It started operation in 2015 in cooperation with the University of Salzburg and TU Wien, and is led by Dr. Petr Knoth, Studio Director. It is an R&D initiative for innovation and applied research that accelerates the development, deployment and adoption of Text Analytics and Data Science technology and relevant innovations. The Research Studio Data Science applies scientifically rigorous data analytics to obtain business-relevant insights based on large amounts of heterogeneous data. The Data Science Research Studio works together with and for companies and public administration to develop innovative solutions for gaining maximum value from unstructured data.


Governance One is a management consulting firm offering professional services with a functional focus on strategy & business model development, transformation & change management, and innovation management. As a consulting firm driven by business, science and pragmatism at the same time, G1 leads change and transformation within and across organisations. G1 aims to develop context-specific, results-oriented, sustainable development and growth concepts with its clients, and facilitates programs for enhancing the organizational capabilities and corresponding staff competencies.


International Data Spaces e. V. (IDSA) is an international association under German law with legal seat in Berlin, Germany, and its offices in Dortmund, Germany. The Industrial Data Space enables a reliable exchange of data with common rules for all companies – based on an open reference model. With the establishment of the International Data Space Association, business and industry take an active part in designing the architecture of the Industrial Data Space. The strategic initiative with respect to the Industrial Data Space aims to guarantee data sovereignty by a peer-to-peer network which provides usage control of industrial data. The association International Data Spaces e. V. pools the requirements on Industrial Data Space, organizes the knowledge exchange between research and business and develops guidelines for the certification, standardization and utilization of the results emerging from the different IDS related research projects on European and national level.


Data Intelligence Offensive (DIO) is Austria’s central platform for promoting data economy and data science and uniting stakeholders from economy, research, associations, and public administration. Its goals are creating a data ecosystem based on trust, security and data sovereignty, data quality, interoperability, technologies and innovation, and community. DIO is a registered voluntary association.


NOVA (formerly Forthnet S.A.) is one of the largest alternative fixed operators that provides broadband and pay TV services in Greece. NOVA offers a set of individual or bundled fixed telephony, broadband internet and TV-content services to customers, enterprises and public bodies throughout Greece. NOVA established its Innovation department in the Science & Technology Park of Crete having more than 15 years of experience in European projects, either as a coordinator or a contractor. The main interests of the department include Big Data Analysis, Business KPIs improvement thought building a data analytics culture, Digital transformation, OTT services and User Experience, Trust Enhancement, Connected Home Platforms, Internet of Things, Broadband communications, Next-Generation networks and E-Content.


Piraeus Bank is the largest bank in Greece and, as a universal bank, leads a group of companies covering all financial activities in the Greek market. Today, Piraeus Bank ranks first in business financing and maintains customer relations with 85 percent of the most important small and medium-sized businesses in Greece. Piraeus Bank possesses particular know-how in the areas of medium-sized and small enterprises, agricultural banking, consumer and mortgage credit, green banking, capital markets and investment banking, as well as leasing and factoring.


EBOS Technologies Limited is an innovative and client-focused Information Technology (IT) SME software house with head offices in Cyprus and branch offices in Ireland and in the UK. EBOS is dedicated in providing comprehensive and cost-effective technologically-advanced e-business software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. EBOS’ Research & Development division is focused on future-oriented research in ICT, wireless communication networks technologies and architectures including 5G, Next Generation Internet Technologies, Big Data analytics, IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Intelligent Dashboards, and others.


LSTech Espana is a SME building innovative data applications by leveraging solid competences in Big Data Science and Software Engineering. LsTech, specializes in Big Data analytics, ML algorithms, technologies and tools for auditing and regulation compliance with emphasis on privacy and discrimination issues and works with Telcos, FinTech organisations, and operators of complex IT in general. LSTech software applications can act as centralized or distributed agents, continuously collecting data, distilling information and intelligently reduce it to singular metrics thus making it easier to be comprehended by humans. LSTech applications make chaotic information useful to decision makers as well as policy makers from both public and private sectors and across many different industries.


Founded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009, Relational Technology SA has evolved over the years from an independent software vendors in Romania, Greece, and the Balkans, to an international Software Developer & Integrator with international presence and offices in Athens, Romania, Croatia, UK and a client base all over Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Relational specialises in Software Development, Integration, Web, Mobile and Cloud technology along with Wireless LAN and/or WiFi Network Systems Monitoring and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) platforms. Relational has been dedicated to research and innovation in the security and transport and logistics covering policy, strategy, operational processes, and ICT.


The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) , established in 1983, is the largest research centre of Greece, with modern infrastructures and state of the art facilities, highly qualified personnel and an internationally acknowledged reputation as one of the top research institutions in Europe.

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), established in 1983, is conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, providing services, and playing a leading role in Greece and internationally, in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies. Activities of ICS cover important research and development areas, encompassing new perspectives, emerging fields of research and technological challenges worldwide. In its continuing efforts to exploit its research activities and results, the Institute contributes significantly to the diffusion of modern Information and Communications Technologies in the public and private sectors, acting as a catalyst for the creation of an Information Society acceptable by all citizens.