Interview with NeuroSys GmbH

Five questions for NeuroSys GmbH – TEAM-X consortium partner

Why are you involved in TEAM-X as a consortium partner?
NeuroSys GmbH’s decision to participate in TEAM-X is a testament to our firm belief that the future of the digital data economy must be built on the fundamental principles of sovereignty, data protection and innovation. As a pioneer in the field of “digitalization in medicine”, we recognize the enormous importance of a secure, networked data infrastructure for the healthcare industry and beyond.

What is your task?
NeuroSys is represented in several work packages at TEAM-X. The goal of WP 1 is the co-design of use cases to enable digital and data-driven decision making. In this context, a clinical-technological mission statement is developed and the connection between outpatient and inpatient areas is aimed at. WP 2 focuses on design in line with the Gaia-X strategy. In AP 3, NeuroSys designs components for GAIAOne, including software architecture and interfaces to digital care models. AP 4 provides for the agile implementation of GAIAOne. Finally, AP 5 focuses on establishing a robust overall solution in accordance with the Digital Responsibility Goals, taking into account the collection of very sensitive medical data.

What are the biggest challenges?
Despite positive aspects, implementing the promising vision of Gaia-X, a European data infrastructure, also poses demanding challenges. The complex collaboration between a wide range of actors – from companies to governments – requires a coordinated effort and efficient communication; this does not always go smoothly. The technical integration of existing systems and platforms to ensure interoperability poses high technical hurdles. At the same time, uniform standards for interfaces and data formats must be found, which experience has shown to be a lengthy process. In addition, legal and regulatory issues, particularly with regard to data protection and data security, can lead to further complications in the process.

The security of sensitive data is essential, which requires the implementation of the highest security measures. Financial resources are a bottleneck in any case, but must be provided by government to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive and secure data infrastructure, as no immediately tangible business model is available on an ad hoc basis to immediately translate the investment into secured revenue.

The development of an effective governance structure that takes into account the different interests and requirements is of central importance to us. Continuous adaptation to rapid technological development is also an ongoing challenge. Overall, the implementation of Gaia-X requires thoughtful planning, coordinated efforts, and a willingness to face the complex challenges to successfully realize the vision of a European, secure, and interoperable data infrastructure.

What are the benefits of a Gaia-X compliant data room?
A Gaia-X-compliant data space brings a variety of benefits, especially in the context of data economy and data protection. Gaia-X is an European initiative that aims to create a sovereign and connected data infrastructure that supports businesses, organizations and government agencies in the secure and efficient use of data. Overall, a Gaia-X compliant data space provides a desirable environment where data can be managed securely, transparently and responsibly.

What inspires you about Gaia-X?
Gaia-X offers a promising vision for a data-driven future in which the values of European sovereignty, privacy, security, and innovation are paramount. The initiative has the potential to influence the way data is (can be) used and managed.