Fraunhofer IESE has been providing support to Caruso since the beginning of 2016. In the phase prior to the official founding of the company, Fraunhofer IESE‘s support consisted of helping to design the ecosystem and platform vision and to gradually make it more concrete and understandable for different target groups. Along the way from the initial idea to the company Caruso, Fraunhofer IESE helped to overcome numerous challenges.
Caruso is growing continuously as a company, and Fraunhofer IESE is providing the appropriate support. This currently includes the initial development of future-oriented concepts, such as:
- Technology evaluations and selection recommendations as part of a “Buy and Build” strategy as well as testing of fundamental concepts in various target technologies
- Distributed management of consent to data processing to meet the requirements of the GDPR in the context of a data exchange platform
- Prototype of a service execution platform with high requirements on data protection and visibility for the trusted analysis of data with several participating companies
In 2017, Fraunhofer IESE conducted and published a study on behalf of Caruso to elicit the needs of data consumers and to investigate which quality features are demanded of the data. In order to provide optimal support, the Fraunhofer team always integrated itself into the Caruso team in the best possible way and got proactively involved with sound solution proposals. Short decision paths, fast and careful implementation of the tasks, as well as very high flexibility proved to be hugely valuable contributions for Caruso on their way to becoming a lively marketplace.
In the future, Fraunhofer IESE will continue to contribute its holistic expertise in software engineering, digital ecosystems, and platform economy to Caruso.