Big Data Value Spaces for COmpetitiveness of European COnnected Smart FacTories 4.0



Prof. Dr. Sören Auer


Alexandra Garatzogianni, Mohamad Yaser Jaradeh


EU (Horizon 2020)


2018 – 2020



BOOST 4.0, starting 1st January 2018 and with a duration of 3 years, is the biggest European initiative in Big Data for Industry 4.0. With a 20M€ budget and leveraging 100M€ of private investment, BOOST 4.0 will lead the construction of the European Industrial Data Space to improve the competitiveness of Industry 4.0 and will guide the European manufacturing industry in the introduction of Big Data in the factory, providing the industrial sector with the necessary tools to obtain the maximum benefit of Big Data.


  • Global Standards: Contribution to the international standardization of European Industrial Data Space data models and open interfaces aligned with the European Reference Architectural Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0).
  • Secure Digital Infrastructures: Adaptation and extension of cloud and edge digital infrastructures to ensure high performance operation of the European Industrial Data Space; i,e, support of high-speed processing and analysis of huge and very heterogeneous industrial data sources.
  • Trusted Big Data Middleware: Integration of the four main open source European initiatives (Industrial Data Space, FIWARE, Hyperledger, Big Data Europe) to support the development of open connectors and big data middleware with native blockchain support in the European Industrial Data Space.
  • Digital Manufacturing Platforms: Open interfaces for the development of big data pipelines for advanced analysis services and data visualization supported by the main digital engineering, simulation, operations and industrial quality control platforms.
  • Certification: European certification program of equipment, infrastructures, platforms and big data services for their operation in the European Industrial Data Space.

TIB leads the development of a network of core vocabularies which will form the backbone of the semantic reference architecture for BOOST 4.0. These ontologies will be created and aggregated on an adapted version of the collaborative vocabulary editing platform VoCol, a product by Fraunhofer IAIS / University of Bonn, which from 2018 on will be developed further in cooperation with TIB. Moreover TIB contributes to the dissemination, communication and innovation management activities in BOOST4.0 and facilitates these aspects especially in Germany, as well as internationally.


50 partners from 16 countries, project lead: Innovalia Association


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