The COOPERANTS Project
The flagship project "Collaborative Processes and Services for Aeronautics and Space" (COOPERANTS) is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The project was approved for funding as part of the GAIA-X funding competition for the development of innovative and practical applications and data rooms in the digital ecosystem GAIA-X and officially started on February 11, 2022.
The COOPERANTS research project significantly supports the development of digitization processes in the aerospace industry, with the purpose of implementing more efficient types for future work methods and production processes over the entire life cycle of spacecrafts and aircrafts, in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the industry in Germany and Europe. In particular, this includes opportunities for digitally supported decentralized collaboration with local, national, and international partners as well as distributed teams. In the COOPERANTS project, the challenges of digitization are analyzed and solutions are developed based on the GAIA-X principles. In addition to considering property rights and the implementation of security concepts, the main focus of the research work is on the development and exploitation of Gaia-X-compatible smart services. Here, SMEs and startups in particular have the opportunity to use the potential of the GAIA-X cloud platform by offering their services directly via the protected European marketplace in order to work efficiently with clients, suppliers and other cooperation partners. The consortium of the COOPERANTS project consists of large industrial companies, SMEs, start-ups and other research institutions.
Research at the Institute of Data Science
At the DLR Institute for Data Science, we are researching GAIA-X compatible smart services for the integration of data along supply chains as part of the COOPERANTS project. The aim is to enable the interoperability of the data, even if it comes from different sources in the supply chain. Together with consortium partners from industry and research, practical use cases are being implemented and tested as part of the project.
Project runtime: 01/2022 - 12/2024
Spokeperson: Laura Thiele, Diana Peters
Partners: Airbus Defence and Space; Data Machine Intelligence Solutions GmbH; DFKI; Forschungszentrum Informatik; Fraunhofer IWU; Itemis AG; Neusta Aerospace; OHB Systems AG; Radius Media KG; ScopeSET Technology Deutschland GmbH; Validspace GmbH; Zarm Technik AG.