Cluster member Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider, professor at ECONtribute in the Department of Civil Law, Information and Data Law at the University of Bonn, is assisting in developing the new data institute under the coordination of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI).
As part of a four-member founding commission, she joins Nicole Büttner-Thiel (Founder/CEO Merantix Momentum, Board Member Bundesverband Deutsche Startups), Stefan Heumann (Board Member Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), and Katja Wilken (Chief Digital Officer, Head of Department C – Digitization, Digital Services, Federal Statistical Office) in creating a concept for the planned institute. “In the process, we want to include the perspective of diverse stakeholders and identify concrete needs and use cases as a basis for the orientation and organizational structure of the data institute,” states the BMI press release.
The data institute aims to improve data availability and use in Germany. The 2022 budget provides 1.7 million euros for its construction. Early interim results of the founding commission’s work will be presented at the Digital Summit in Berlin on December 8/9, 2022.