Working Groups

Working Groups

This article gives an overview over some of the most important working groups the IF is part of. You can also find an overview on the Official Homepage.

Project Alvarium

Partners: Dell Technologies, Linux Foundation

On Oct 28, 2019 the IF announced Project Alvarium. The goal of the project is to create intrinsic trust across exceedingly diverse systems. It will bring together systems from different industries, to build a common platform that enables trust from the point of data generation, or on chip, up to an operational platform. It comprises multiple components that give intrinsic trust to data within every sector, including operations, database integration, process control, telecom, and supply chain. IOTA adds strong security and trust capabilities and aims to be the connective tissue that binds the whole system together.

Source: Jill Lovato

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IOTA, Dell Technologies, and the Linux Foundation team up for Project Alvarium – IF

IOTA and Dell Technologies Demonstrate Project Alvarium – IF

New Linux Foundation Effort to Focus on Data Confidence Fabrics to Scale Digital Transformation Initiatives – Linux Foundation


Gaia-X is an initiative of leading companies, research institutions and the public sector in Europe with the goal of enabling secure, open and sovereign use of data in Europe and beyond. Gaia-X is a federated infrastructure designed for the next generation of interoperable data exchange and services. Infrastructure components include:

  • Sector-specific clouds
  • Network and interconnectivity providers
  • Edge devices
Gaia X

The IOTA Foundation joined Gaia-X to contribute its DLT expertise as well as the IOTA technology stack to facilitate the development of the Gaia-X core infrastructure and its application in various industry domains. The IF has joined several industry working groups, such as the mobility working group, and successfully submitted the iECO proposal for implementation under the Gaia-X umbrella. iECO is a project that was recently selected as the winner of the first funding competition. iECO aims to reduce inefficiencies and enable new data-driven services in the construction industry by using digital twins enabled by Gaia-X-compliant infrastructure to track buildings throughout their lifecycle.

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The IOTA Foundation Joins the Gaia-X Community – IF

CHAISE Consortium

Partners: INATBA, Fujitsu, European DIGITAL SME Alliance

The European blockchain sector is well positioned in international markets, but its competitiveness largely depends on the availability of a competent and diverse workforce. While demand for blockchain skills is steadily increasing, employers are facing a shortage of qualified professionals. The industry faces the challenge of a talent shortage, global competitive pressures, limited links between education and the market, and a lack of definition of key skills for the European industry.

CHAISE target groups
CHAISE target groups – Source: IOTA Foundation

CHAISE will propose an open, inclusive blockchain skills governance system to address skills mismatches and deliver appropriate training, information provision and solutions tailored to the needs of the sector. CHAISE is not just another European project. The CHAISE consortium reflects the paradigm shift that blockchain has ushered in by representing a diverse ecosystem of European DLT pioneers. Led by Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 , the project’s consortium consists of European and global leaders in blockchain and DLTs, including academic and industrial partners as well as sectoral organizations and communities.

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The IOTA Foundation Joins CHAISE Consortium – IF

Tangle EE Working Group

Partners: Eclipse Foundation, Dell TechnologiesSTMicroelectronics, Software AG, accessecEnerginetBiiLabs, Object Management Group and others

On Feb 11, 2020 the IF announced the launch of the Tangle EE Working Group. The goal of the working group is to create an open infrastructure that forms the backbone of the digital economy. Using its vendor-neutral open framework organizations can build their own products, services and intellectual property based on IOTA. The working group provides a professional environment to:

  • Benefit from the open and vendor-neutral governance framework
  • Collaborate on innovative projects that span industries and regions
  • Have their say on the future of IOTA’s development
  • Obtain a first-mover advantage in their respective fields
  • Interact with the Eclipse and IOTA developer communities
Source: IOTA Foundation

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The IOTA and Eclipse Foundations Launch Tangle EE Working Group to Accelerate Commercial Adoption of IOTA – IF

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Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

Partners: Bosch, Groupe Renault, BMW, Ford, General Motors, ZF and others

On May 2, 2018 the IF announced their participation in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). The goal of the initiative is to make transportation greener, more efficient, and more affordable, using blockchain and related technologies. Possible projects using IOTA could be related to:

  • Vehicle identity, history and data tracking
  • Supply chain tracking, transparency, and efficiency
  • Autonomous machine and vehicle payments
  • Secure mobility ecosystem commerce
  • Data markets for autonomous and human driving
  • Car sharing and ride hailing
  • Usage based mobility pricing for vehicles, insurance, energy, congestion, pollution, infrastructure, etc.
Source: MOBI Connect

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IOTA joins the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) – IF

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International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

Partners: Accenture, Barclays Services Limited, Deutsche Börse AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, SWIFT, Cardano Foundation, and others

On Apr 3, 2019 the IF announced its participation in the founding of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). The goal of the association is to promote the use of DLT technology by developing a predictable, transparent, and trust-based global framework. INATBA provides a global forum for DLT developers and users to interact with regulators and policymakers to take DLT and blockchain technology to the next level.

The main goals of the association are:

  • Maintain a permanent and constructive dialogue with public authorities and regulators
  • Promote an open, transparent and inclusive global model of governance for blockchain and other distributed ledger technology infrastructures and applications
  • Support the development and adoption of interoperability guidelines, specifications and global standards
  • Develop sector-specific guidelines and specifications for the development and acceleration of trusted sectorial blockchain and DLT applications in specific sectors
Source: IOTA Foundation

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IOTA Becomes A Founding Member of New International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

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Digital Twin Consortium

Partners: Ansys, Dell Technologies, Lendlease, Microsoft, Object Management Group, and others

On May 19, 2020 the Object Management Group announced the founding of the Digital Twin Consortium. Digital twins enable companies to avoid problems before they occur, prevent downtime, improve the customer experience, develop new ways to drive innovation and plan for the future using simulation. Members of the Digital Twin Consortium will collaborate across industries to learn from each other, develop and apply best practices.

The main goals of the Digital Twin Consortium are:

  • Accelerate the market for digital twin technology by establishing roadmaps and industry guidelines through an ecosystem of digital twin experts
  • Improve interoperability of digital twin technologies by developing best practices for security, privacy, and trustworthiness and influencing requirements for digital twin standards
  • Reduce the risk of investment projects and demonstrate the value of digital twin technologies through peer-to-peer use cases and open source code development
Source: Digital Twin Consortium

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Object Management Group Forms Digital Twin Consortium with Founders Ansys, Dell Technologies, Lendlease, and Microsoft – Businesswire

Last Updated on 17. October 2021