Schneider group launches trusted data exchange

  • February 12, 2024
  • William Payne

A group of industrial electronics and software companies have developed a trusted data exchange for industrial and manufacturing use. The group, a collection of French companies funded by the French Government, comprising Dawex, Schneider Electric, Valeo, CEA and Prosyst, have launched Data4Industry-X. The stated intent of the project is to build on France’s industrial expertise to foster competitive industry in Europe.

The industrial data exchange will initially be targeted at the automotive and power generation industries.

Data4Industry-X is designed to allow organisations to operate services on distributed data coming from various factories, organisations or countries, while keeping control over the data produced locally and abroad.

The project is supported by the French government’s France 2030 initiative and the EU programme Next Generation, and endorsed by AIF (Alliance pour l’industrie du futur).

The new data exchange implements the Gaia-X de facto standards and designed in compliance with new European data regulations such as the Data Act.

In a context of increasing heavy digital transformation and industrial sovereignty, Data4Industry-X is intended to contribute to improving Europe’s competitiveness to foster a compelling and sustainable Industry ecosystem through broad cross-border, cross-company, cross-factory industrial data exchanges.