Sitra, a Finnish Innovation Fund, is issuing a call for funding applications to collect experiences and lessons learned on data sharing. It is aimed at businesses and other organisations and investigates the functioning and practical business benefits of the European Gaia-X network model focusing on data sharing. In particular, this call is meant for companies that want to pilot data sharing based on the European Gaia-X model.

The applicant consortiums with a minimum of two and maximum of seven members may include companies alone or companies, ecosystem co-ordinators and/or research institutions. The applicant consortiums must always include companies that use and share data in their business and a minimum of one Finnish company.  


  • Sitra can cover up to 70 per cent of the costs and expenses incurred in developing a working prototype, experiment or concept.
  • The maximum amount of funding is either EUR 50,000 or EUR 150,000 per applicant consortium, depending on the data sharing capabilities of the companies in the consortium taking part in the pilot and the objectives of the pilot project.

The pilot projects should be completed within 6 to 9 months of signing the agreement (by 30 April 2024 at the latest).

Please follow this link for more information.

Deadline for submission of offers: 29 September 2023, 16:00 (EEST).

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