Launch of the New Horizon Europe Project TANGO

Vasili Schewelow | Head of Business Development
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37 leading European organisations join forces to provide a trustworthy data management solution for combining greater control and sharing of data.
Relaunching the economy after major financial, geopolitical and health crises demands boosting innovation through improved services and products. Data driven innovation is crucial across many sectors, expected to contribute 6,2% of GDP by 2030 under the best scenario. And the greatest part of the benefits will come not from internal data processing, but by sharing data with those individuals and companies who can make best use of it.

With its recent regulations such as the Data Governance Act and the Data Act, the European Commission has developed a suitable regulatory framework that balances data sharing, data protection and data sovereignty. What is needed now is suitable technology and business solutions.

To cope with this issue, 37 leading organisations join forces in the Horizon Europe project TANGO (Digital Technologies ActiNg as a Gatekeeper to information and data flOws) precisely with this goal. TANGO's consortium will develop digital solutions and data governance frameworks that ensure data sovereignty, trust, transparency, and environmental sustainability in the digital economy. The consortium meets for the first time in Madrid (ES) hosted by the coordinator, Atos Spain, and can count on a multidisciplinary and excellent ensemble of organisations bringing together long-standing expertise on an astonishing variety of fields and industries (universities and research centres, big and small industries, technology leaders, innovation facilitators) which will be essential to demonstrate TANGO's results across society.
Representatives of the participating companies at the TANGO kick-off meeting in Madrid, October 2022.
TANGO will build a one-of-its-kind platform, which provides a trustworthy data management and sharing platform deployed in federated, distributed, multi-cloud environments ensuring data sovereignty, governance and provenance for public/private organisations while empowering citizens to get control of their data.
Specifically, TANGO will establish a stronger cross-sector data sharing, in a citizen-centric, secure and trustworthy manner, by developing innovative solutions while addressing environmental degradation and climate change challenges. The overall outcome is a novel platform exhibiting the following capabilities: user-friendly, secure, trustworthy, compliant, fair, transparent, accountable and environmentally sustainable data management, having at its core technology components for distributed, privacy preserving and environmentally sustainable data collection, processing, analysis, sharing and storage. This platform will promote trustworthy and digitally enabled interactions across society, for people as well as for businesses. TANGO will leverage the power of emerging digital technologies to strengthen the privacy for citizens and private/public organisations, reduce costs and improve productivity. It will unlock the innovation potential of digital technologies for decentralised, privacy-preserving applications, while making accessible and demonstrating this potential within the Gaia-X and EOSC ecosystem.
VISARIGHT will lead the pilot in Berlin supported by the local migration office ensuring privacy, transparency, and security of data gathered and processed by citizens and facilitating the digitization process of the collected data.

As an innovative immigration scaleup, VISARIGHT wants to change immigration by making visa processes simple, affordable and open to all. With this aim, we will contribute our knowledge and experience while participating in various Work Packages of the TANGO Project. VISARIGHT will contribute to the tasks T2.2 – User Needs and Requirements for Data Management, Processing & Storage and T2.3 – Use Case Scenarios & KPIs Definition. The Task T2.2 establishes the user needs and requirements, that will be gathered from interviews and questionnaires with project participants and third parties as deemed appropriate, and confirmed through contrasting answers from multiple sources. The Task T2.3 will define in detail all the use case scenarios for the application of the TANGO solution, based on the business domains that have already been identified in this proposal, i.e., smart hospitality, autonomous vehicles, banking, retailers, visa application and manufacturing. Furthermore, VISARIGHT will participate in the Task T7.1 – Pilots Protocol, Planning, and Preparation and lead the Task T7.6 – Pilot 5 – Public organisations. The Task T7.1 will define in detail the pilots that will be executed during the project, including the operational planning for each pilot (pilot deployment, user engagement and training, etc.). During the Task T7.6, TANGO framework will be tested in order to demonstrate its effectiveness in bureaucratic but at the same time high-risk processes for visa applications. VISARIGHT will lead the pilot in Berlin supported by the local migration office ensuring privacy, transparency, and security of data gathered and processed by citizens and facilitating the digitization process of the collected data.

Duration: 36 months (01/09/2022 – 31/08/2025)
Budget: € 10 444 121

Vasili Schewelow
Head of Business Development

About the project: TANGO - CORDIS
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