Today’s Internet is becoming increasingly centralised, slowing innovation and challenging its potential to revolutionise society and the economy in a pluralistic manner. DECODE will develop practical alternatives through the creation, evaluation and demonstration of a distributed and open architecture for managing online identity, personal and other data, and collective governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion. Strong digital rights that makes it possible for data subjects to determine access rights to their information through flexible entitlements and open standard-based agreements regarding data governance (on the model of Creative Commons licenses) will be woven into the technological architecture.

The role of Waag Society in this project
Waag Society is responsible for pilots and open participatory innovation, as well as the Amsterdam pilots, design and management of open challenges, and the graphical interface design for DECODE OS and smart contracts. Furthermore it will assist in use case development, open ontology for data commons, smart rules, data analysis for citizen awareness and stakeholder engagement & co-creation methodologies.

The consortium of partners in this project consist of: NESTA, Thoughtworks, Institut Municipal d'Informatica de Barcelona, Stichting dyne. org, University College London (UCL), Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Arduino Verkstad, Politecnico di Torino, Waag Society, Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Thingful Ltd, Fundacio Eurecat, Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, Gemeente Amsterdam.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732546.

01-02-2017 tot 31-12-2019