EnDaSpace PLATON - Platform Economy in the Application Context of Hydrogen


The project "EnDaSpace PLATON" is dedicated to the development of a platform-based ecosystem in the application context of the hydrogen economy in two subprojects. The technological sub-project "EnDaSpace Platform" focuses on the development of the digital platform for operating data of wind turbines and hydrogen electrolysers. In the sub-project "PLATON", central questions, requirements and opportunities of the platform economy for the hydrogen economy are being derived in parallel through investigation.

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The challenge 

In recent years, it has become clear that increasing digitalization is changing not only companies and their business models, but also entire value creation systems and industries. Traditional value chains and customer relationships are becoming ecosystems. Within these ecosystems, digital platforms in particular play an important role. Digital platforms are also a topic of the future in the energy industry, but only a few verified findings exist in connection with their design and their strategic management. Moreover, the impact of digital platforms on economic systems in general and industries and companies in particular has yet to be clearly demonstrated.

Our contribution 

The project will develop a digital platform for operational and other relevant data for wind turbines based on FIWARE technologies using International Data Space connectors and demonstrate it in practice in conjunction with a hydrogen electrolyzer. It also further explores how the value of data can be assessed primarily in the context of platform-based business models and to what extent industry structures are transformed by the use of platforms.



One of the results of the project is a catalog of selected cloud-based platforms and business models.  From this catalog, business model patterns can be derived to present a concept for platform business models, especially in the energy sector and the hydrogen economy. Furthermore, the project will make it much easier to integrate wind turbines into the International Data Space (IDS) and to regularly populate a FIWARE demonstration platform with wind energy data via IDS connectors.



  •  Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  • Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO



  • Sponsor: Fraunhofer
  • Duration: 01/09/2020 - 28/02/2021