About Us

We unleash the power of
innovation and collaboration,
enabling trusted data sharing to
bring businesses into the era of
data ecosystems

About Us

We unleash the power of innovation and collaboration, enabling trusted data sharing to bring businesses into the era of data ecosystems

Who are we?

The all-in-one Data Sovereignty as a
Service (DSaaS) provider

Our Mission

We enable data sharing and data driven business models connecting companies in data ecosystems with a holistic Software-as-a-Service. Based on International Data Spaces (IDS) we provide all companies access to data sovereignty enabling them to create new business models and build innovative products.

Our Expertise

We have a deep knowledge and experience in the field of data sovereignty trough an academic, research and industrial background. Since day one, we are shaping the IDS technology and are ready to scale data ecosystems. Our strong experts in cloud-native development and cloud operations complete our skill set for a full-range DSaaS expertise. 

Where does sovity come from?

As a Fraunhofer spin-off, sovity is perfectly equipped to accelerate data sovereignty

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence in the data economy. Fraunhofer kicked-off the development of the International Data Spaces standards in 2015. Consequently, Fraunhofer invents, manages, specifies, and develops IDS components and specifications jointly with the IDS community. As one of world’s leading research organizations, Fraunhofer is representing an unbiased and neutral attitude to stand up for data sovereignty.

Initiated by Fraunhofer’s Institute for Software and Systems Engineer in Dortmund, a carefully selected team developed and founded sovity as a Fraunhofer’s spin-off to establish IDS technology across the globe.

Our path

Fall 2015

International Data Spaces (IDS) were born with a research project funded by the German government

Spring 2017

1st Version of IDS Reference Architecture Document released

Spring 2018

First IDS-based use case realized and presented

Fall 2019

Gaia-X initiated to establish data sovereignty across Europe

Spring 2021

The founding team was onboarded to prepare the Fraunhofer spin-off “IDS Operating Company”

October 2021

sovity GmbH was founded

January 2022

FTTF as first investor onboarded

January 2022

Strategic partnership with T-Systems announced

Our future

We, our investors, and mentors are confident that the journey of sovity and data sovereignty are just to begin! Join our journey and follow us on

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Faces behind sovity

Meet our
management
team

Sebastian Kleff
CEO and Co-founder

“As a data enthusiast, I truly believe in data sovereignty – for companies, but also for every human being. With sovity we will take a fundamental step into this direction to enable data ecosystems.“

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Dr. Sebastian Opriel
CTO and Co-founder

“We have so many opportunities to optimize processes, create new businesses and make the world a better place for all of us with the help of data. Now it’s the time to make use of these data in a sovereign manner and shape our future.”

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Experts supporting sovity

Partner voices

sovity is supported by a strong network of experts and receives commitment by partners various from industries and research

We are hiring

Our team is growing! Become part of a strong digital startup and shape data ecosystems of the future.