i3-MARKET Backplane V2 Release

Intelligent, Interoperable, Integrative and deployable open source MARKETplace backplane

Tools for easy deployment of DaaS and a platform to support online data marketplaces.

April 8th 2022, Brussels, BE – i3-MARKET Open-Source Software Available

– Announcement –

The i3-MARKET consortium is pleased to announce that the second version of its Backplane software is now publicly available to the Community. After the release of v1 to industrial stakeholders, the consortium organised a number of consultation events with SMEs, Developers, Industry stakeholders and attended developer events to understand the requirements and demands from developer communities and entrepreneurs, so that the v2 release could be built with these improvements in mind.

The i3-MARKET strategic plan to enlarge the ecosystem and reach out to the largest developer communities with this i3-MARKET Public Version has proceeded with success and i3-MARKET backplane V2 is now accessible in and . The i3-MARKET’s developers’ team has made an extra effort to release the V2 in these well-known platforms as they are amongst the largest and most popular Open-Source communities. To ensure the transparency of the release, i3-MARKET has undertaken all necessary efforts to establish an automatic synchronisation and the OSS governance methodology to support members of both communities. This means that assets that are committed and released in one platform is available to the other community in a matter of few minutes.

i3-MARKET are currently following the project plan for development and continuous support and new improvements, as well as planned activities for enlarging the ecosystem alongside the start of testing the technology in industrial pilots to have them as reference deployments for testing and validation.

The i3-MARKET Backplane tools are available at:

– i3-MARKET Backplane Software Tools –

The Backplane is a set of software components that are aimed at facilitating easier access for SMEs to European data marketplaces, by allowing them to view, buy and sell data from/to multiple marketplaces, through one interface.

i3-MARKET partners have built the systems to ensure that trust, privacy, and security are embedded in the integration processes, so that transactions can be carried out with confidence. This is done via the use of smart contracts and robust privacy standards, ensuring that all relevant European legislation is respected.

With the release of the public version of the software, stakeholders, developers, companies can now begin to test the tools and onboarding process, so that they can learn, interact, experiment, and contribute with the development and improvement of the solutions. This process is simultaneously being validated internally, through the deployment of three pilots that connect ATOS, Siemens, and IBM data marketplaces to the i3-Market Backplane. i3-MARKET project consortium have made available a collection of information resources for the project and the project details that can be reached at:
i3-MARKET main Project Website: <https://www.i3-market.eu/> and the i3-MARKET community and open-source Developers Portal: http://open-source.i3-market.eu/

– Background –

The i3-MARKET project addresses the growing demand for a single European Data Market Economy by enabling secure and privacy preserving data sharing across data spaces and marketplaces. i3-MARKET aims at providing technologies for trustworthy (secure and reliable), data-driven collaboration and federation of existing and new future data marketplace platforms. Special attention is given to industrial data, particularly sensitive commercial data assets from both SMEs and large industrial corporations.

It is well known that despite various research and innovation attempts working on Big Data management and sharing, there is no broadly accepted trusted and secure solution for federation of data marketplaces. i3-MARKET is addressing this gap by developing lacking technologies and solutions for a trusted (secure, self-governing, consensus-based, and auditable), interoperable (semantic-driven) and decentralised (scalable) infrastructure, the i3-MARKET Backplane, that enables federation via interoperability of the existing and future emerging data spaces and marketplaces.

– Events and Activities –

The release of the software will be accompanied by three events addressing different communities and introducing the backplane tools and support tools to the three main user groups also named stakeholders.

The events are organised in the way that they are going to provide informative and to demonstrate the design and architectural building blocks of the i3-MARKET architecture, the individual and integrated software functionalities and the applications of the i3-MAKRET backplane in reference industrial pilots.

The first even is the third SME Forum organised by DIGITAL SME where the i3-MARKET Backplane will be demonstrated to data consumer community through the presentations and online tools prepared for the user groups.

The second event will be an onboarding session organised by Technical experts where the i3-MARKET will be presented targeting Data Providers, Data Marketplaces and Data Spaces.

The third event is for a larger industry community at the IoT Week taking place in Dublin in June 2022 where i3-MARKET backplane has a dedicated session allocated to present and provide applications – in particular, industry pilots. At the same event I3-MARKET will take part of the International Data Hackathon where students, entrepreneurs and developers will be able to test the code and connect their systems looking to create a solution using the i3-MARKET tools and sample data sets provided by the industry partners.

– Improvements in V2 & Next Steps –

The i3-MARKET project addresses the challenge of being integrative following design methods used in industry and OSS implementation best practices, interoperable by using semantic models that defines a common conceptual framework and information model that enables cross domain data exchange and sharing, intelligent from the perspective of smart contracts generated automatically and associating those financial operations into a set of software tools that facilitate that data assets can be commercialised via intra-domain or cross-domain almost transparently in a secure and protected digital market environment.

– i3-MARKET Consortium –

The i3-MARKET project is a consortium of diverse 14 partners, from large industries and system integrators, SMEs associations and research organisations, and different EU countries that collaborate to address common challenges in the area of Big Data technologies. We are a cluster of experts performing multiple activities, from coordination and management to technical design and software development, that all together bring the know-how and the expertise in building the i3-MARKET backplane solution based on high quality standards.


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The i3-Market project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement no. 871754.