Gaia-X4 for the InnovationCampus Future Mobility

The goal of Gaia-X4ICM is to implement a scaling production platform based on the Gaia-X ecosystem for the InnovationCampus Mobility of the Future (ICM) to make Gaia-X more usable for production of planning systems, industrial controls, and sensor data, among other applications.

The digitization of industrial production is a strategic goal across industries and a key driver of innovation. However, there is still a significant gap between ideas, concepts, and visions and industrial realities. In the information technology (IT) industry, these hurdles have been overcome by approaches such as edge and cloud computing as well as uniform standards and data models. These standards, unfortunately, are difficult to transfer to production technology. Compatibility of architectures and methods is limited, connectivity is complex, unified data models are lacking, and there are wide-ranging issues regarding control over systems and security of data.

The European Gaia-X initiative addresses these challenges by creating a pan-European infrastructure for data and services, based on a unified architecture that aims to address these shortcomings. In the InnovationCampus Future Mobility (ICM)—a joint research initiative funded by the State of Baden-Württemberg at the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology—digital solutions play a central role and Gaia-X is seen as a potential enabler for a variety of research activities.

Through a concrete pilot project, Gaix-X4ICM will be brought into production, enabled to couple with world-class production systems, and ultimately create the basis for a strongly scaling innovation platform for the ICM as well as research and industry. implementation will take place at several locations and includes the integration of the infrastructure in data centres (HLRS and SCC) as well as the coupling with real production systems in research and learning facilities.


06. May 2022 -
31. December 2024


Cloud Computing


Converged Computing


MWK Baden-Württemberg, InnovationsCampus Mobilität der Zukunft

Project Partners

  • Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units, University of Stuttgart
  • High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
  • Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, University of Stuttgart
  • wbk Institute of Production Science, Karlsruher Institute of Technology
  • Applied Technical Cognitive Systems,
  • Karlsruher Institute of Technology
  • Steinbuch Centre for Computing, Karlsruher Institute of Technology


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