APIIDA AG Joins EU’s GAIA-X as a Day 1 Member

Darmstadt, November 8, 2020

APIIDA AG, one of the leading technology companies for providing software solutions that enable secure, connected real-time digital value chains, formalises its status as a Day-1 Member of the GAIA-X project.

With the aim of making a strong contribution to the development of a secure, reliable and certified network infrastructure for sharing and accessing data across Europe, the GAIA-X project is a step towards enabling a cloud offering based on European values. APIIDA brings deep expertise in cloud-native trusted identity management, API management and real-time data streaming to the project and is actively sharing industry knowledge, best practices and use cases.

GAIA-X, due to be launched as early as 2021, acts as a legal entity supported by the European Commission according to the standards set out by its members. It is a project open to all countries that decide to contribute to its growth and join in as members, with the goal to provide European companies with a secure cloud network, using standards guaranteed by the European institutional system. In total, 22 companies and founding associations are behind the project and there are also further providers that have recently been officialised, one of them being APIIDA, which is named as a Day-1 Member of the project.

„We are honoured to be a Day 1 Member of the European Union’s GAIA-X data infrastructure initiative and are looking forward to collaborate with other European businesses and organisations,” said Detlef Purschke, CEO of APIIDA. “We’re aware how valuable and how much of a strategic resource data represents to every company and beyond. GAIA-X is an important initiative for all European businesses because it will facilitate a stronger focus on data governance, digital sovereignty, privacy enforcement and data ownership towards its citizens.”

About GAIA-X

GAIA-X is a project initiated by Europe for Europe. Its aim is to develop common requirements for a European data infrastructure. Therefore openness, transparency and the ability to connect to other European countries are central to GAIA-X. Representatives from seven European countries are currently involved in the project. We want to invite other European partners to join the project and to contribute to its development. Many dialogues are already underway and will be further intensified. Furthermore, GAIA-X is in continuous exchange with the European Commission.


APIIDA is the leading technology company for providing software solutions that enable secure, connected real-time digital value chains. Our products and services combine the three technology realms of API, Identity, and Data. We establish a trusted ecosystem for physical and digital identities to securely access APIs and augment automation and event-driven layer around them to publish and monetize data from APIs. By introducing real-time API first approach companies are benefiting from improved customer experience, efficient operations, and faster time to market for new business models and products. APIIDA was founded 2018 and is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. The company serves over 300 organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries.