iRights.Lab research accom­pa­ny­ing the mFUND of the BMVI

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The Fed­er­al Min­istry of Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infra­struc­ture (BMVI) has com­mis­sioned the think tank iRights.Lab with the accom­pa­ny­ing research for the mFUND sup­port pro­gram. The focus of our work will be new self-gov­er­nance struc­tures of data-dri­ven inno­va­tions for com­pa­nies and pub­lic author­i­ties.

As part of the accom­pa­ny­ing research project “Data Gov­er­nance” the chal­lenges in inno­va­tion process­es will be iden­ti­fied and ana­lyzed with a cer­tain focus on data secu­ri­ty. Based on this they will work on how self-gov­er­nance process­es in the field of data-dri­ven inno­va­tions can be opti­mal­ly designed. Self-gov­er­nance describes the autonomous admin­is­tra­tion and design of process­es with­in an orga­ni­za­tion — the goal is to enable com­pa­nies and author­i­ties to tack­le the chal­lenges of data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty inde­pen­dent­ly.

As part of the accom­pa­ny­ing research, iRights.Lab works close­ly with fund­ed projects of mFUND and other experts. mFUND sup­ports research and devel­op­ment projects around dig­i­tal data-based appli­ca­tions in the mobil­i­ty sec­tor. It exists since 2016 and pro­vides fund­ing of 150 mil­lion euros until 2020.

The project is car­ried out in a three-stage process. First things need­ed to be done are an inven­to­ry and an eval­u­a­tion of the chal­lenges in the inno­va­tion process through sur­veys and var­i­ous con­sul­ta­tions and expert inter­views. At the same time local meet-ups will be car­ried out. These will both serve the pur­pose of the inves­ti­ga­tion and offer insights to access and use rules as well as other legal cross-cut­ting issues for the par­tic­i­pat­ing mFUND projects. Based on the results, rec­om­men­da­tions for action will be devel­oped for busi­ness and pol­i­tics. Fur­ther­more, a con­sult­ing model for data-dri­ven inno­va­tion process­es will be acquired.

Pressekon­takt: Wiebke Gläss­er, w.glaesser@irights-lab.de

Hier geht es zur ersten Aus­gabe des Data-Gov­er­nance-Reports, Mai 2018.