Description of the event

The ambition to facilitate data sharing and interoperability within the Materials and Manufacturing domains is the core motivation for this event. Stemming from the OntoCommons H2020 project activities, this focused workshop provides a platform for academic researchers and industrial practitioners to meet and discuss about the Materials and Manufacturing Commons key enablers, in particular, Digital Marketplaces, FAIR Principles and Ontologies.

In this workshop, the Digital Marketplaces concept and its current status of implementation will be shown in order to continue the discussion about requirements and challenges using ontologies. Tools supporting data documentation and interoperability will be showcased, and concrete challenges, success stories, as well as experiences using ontologies will be shared.

A session and panel discussion on the future developments of Materials and Manufacturing Commons with focus on materials and manufacturing data spaces followed by interactive input collection from participants will round up the first part of the workshop and lead to the networking session in the evening.

In the second part, the FAIR principles will be introduced and existing tools and guidelines to leverage the FAIR principles in industrial context will be identified and discussed together with experts and participants.

The third day of the workshop will be dedicated to participants’ input, feedback and questions, including an open pitch session for participants. Demos of the tools provided by the ontology commons ecosystem, a virtual tour of digital marketplaces and hands-on working sessions for enhancing the FAIRness score of participants’ own ontologies will provide a tangible take-away result from the workshop. To deepen and consolidate the communication and networking between OntoCommons, the digital marketplaces, FAIR initiatives and interested users of semantic tools.

This workshop has received high attention from the European Commission (EC) and is very relevant to support the collection of feedback required for further EC incentives/initiatives related to the implementation of Materials and Manufacturing Commons. All participants are strongly invited to contribute to the discussions about the Materials and Manufacturing Commons concept and vision.

The workshop is open (no registration fee) and will take place on-site at the Fraunhofer Forum Berlin (Germany). Please register as soon as possible! 
Registrations closes on Friday March 24th at noon for in-person participation.



  • Joana Francisco Morgado, Dirk Helm and Monika Gall, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Germany
  • Gerhard Goldbeck and Alex Simperler, GCL Goldbeck Consulting Limited, United Kingdom
  • Yann Le Franc, e-Science Data Factory, France
  • María Poveda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Florina Piroi, Katharina Flicker and Marie Czuray, TU Wien, Austria
  • Silvia Chiacchiera, UK Research and Innovation, United Kingdom
  • Arkopaul Sarkar and Hedi Karray, Ecole Nationale D’Ingénierurs De Tarbes, France
  • Lan Yang, University of Galway, Ireland
  • Cristina Mancarella, Rita Giuffrida, Trust-IT Services, Italy


Fraunhofer Forum Berlin (Anna Louisa Karsch Straße 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany; www.forum.fraunhofer.de)

Type of event

On site (hybrid participation possible)


The registration form for on site in Berlin is already closed, but please contact us if you would like to join in Berlin berlinworkshop@ontocommons.eu.

Registration possible until the event date for online participation.



Overview Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, April 4th 2023
Towards Implementations of Materials and Manufacturing Commons


Time Schedule Title of the session Moderator
08:45 - 09:00 Arrival and registration -
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Introduction Dirk Helm (Fraunhofer IWM), Hedi Karrary (ENIT), Laszlo Hetey (European Commission)
09:15 - 10:45 Session 1: Key elements of Materials Commons Dimitris Kiritsis (UiO)
  Industry Commons: Towards a Common European Data Space Michela Magas (ICF)
  OntoCommons: standardising materials and manufacturing data documentation to support data sharing in a common data space Hedi Karray (ENIT)
  Digital Marketplaces based on shared data documentation principles Amit Bhave ((CMCL Innovations), Dirk Helm (Fraunhofer IWM)
  FAIR-Principles Yann LeFranc (e-science Data Factory)
  Towards a Materials Commons: Materials Digitalisation in AMI2030 Roadmap Gerhard Goldbeck (Goldbeck Consulting)
  Policy on Implementation of Materials and Manufacturing Commons Andrea Ceglia (European Commission)
  Q & A  
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break -
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Towards implementations of Materials and Manufacturing Commons - Digital Marketplaces tbc
  Dome4.0: from dataset to data documentation using ontologies Amit Bhave (CMCL Innovations)
  MarketPlace Dirk Helm (Fraunhofer IWM)
  VIMMP Silvia Chiacchiera (UKRI) 
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break -
13:00 - 14:10 Session 3: Towards implementations of Materials and Manufacturing Commons - OntoCommons tbc
  Ontology Commons EcoSystem - ontology standardisation guidelines and alignment tools Arkopaul Sarkar (ENIT), Hedi Karray (ENIT)
  Use case – lessons learnt for ontology based commons tbc
  Knowledge Management Translator: skills and human resources development Alexandra Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting)
  Discussion: How can FAIR data and ontologies combine with digital marketplaces to create a Materials Commons tbc
14:10 - 14:25 Coffee Break -
14:25 - 15:35 Session 4: Towards implementations of Materials and Manufacturing Commons - Data Spaces tbc
  EU Data Spaces -  Data Space 4.0 CSA tbc
  Materials Data Space concept in the German Material Digital Initiative Pedro Portella (Fraunhofer IWM)
  EOSC presentation tbc
  Design aspects  
  Q & A  
15:35 - 15:50 Coffee Break -
15:50 - 17:00 Session 5: Towards implementations of Materials and Manufacturing Commons:
Leaping forward to look back (Input Talk with Keynotes from opinion leaders, organised by BEDA on incentive of EC)
  Introduction / moderation  
  Keynote: Material passports in the architecture and construction domains Ruth Schagemann, President (ACE)
  Keynote: Basajaun project - tracking the lifecycle of wood Andreas Rudenå (ICF)
  Interactive feedback collection from participants   
17:00 - 17:30 Wrap up of Day 1 tbc
17:30 - 20:00 Networking event with poster session -


Day 2, Wednesday, April 5th 2023
FAIR Principles for Industry

Time Schedule Title of the session Moderator
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 2 Yann LeFranc (e-science Data Factory)
09:05 - 10:15 Session 1: What are the FAIR Principles? Yann LeFranc (e-science Data Factory)
  Keynote: What are the FAIR Principles? Barend Mons (GOFAIR)
  FAIR Principles implementation at Roche Dr. Romacker (Roche)
10:15 - 11:05 Session 2: Examples from OntoCommons  
  FAIR Principles implementation at BOSCH Dr. Evgeny Kharlamov (BOSCH)
  An entrepreneur perspective on FAIR tbc
11:05 - 11:20 Coffee Break -
11:20 - 12:05 Session 3: FAIR principles in OntoCommons tbc
  FAIR Ontologies: a requirement for interoperability Yann LeFranc (e-science Data Factory)
  How can we evaluate the FAIR Compliance of Ontologies? Maria Poveda (UPM)
12:05 - 12:55 Session 4: FAIR Resources for Industry: what is happening in EOSC? - Part 1 tbc
  EOSC FAIR Metrics and Data Quality Romain David (ERINHA)
  EOSC Semantic Interoperability Task Force Wolmar Nyberg Åkerström (Uppsala University)
12:55 - 14:05 Lunch Break -
14:05 - 15:20 Session 5: FAIR Resources for Industry: what is happening in EOSC? - Part 2 tbc
  FAIR Cookbook & FAIRSharing Susanna Assunta Sansone (Oxford University)
  FAIR Impact tbc
  FAIRCORE4EOSC Tommi Suominnen (CSC)
15:20 - 15:35 Coffee Break -
15:35 - 16:45 Session 6: FAIR Resources from GO FAIR  
  M4M Workshops & FAIR Implementation Profiles Erik Shultes (GO FAIR Foundation)
  Creating federated FAIR Data Space with the FAIR Data Point Yann LeFranc (e-Science Data Factory)
  Discussions and Concluding remarks Yann LeFranc (e-Science Data Factory)


Day 3, Thursday, April 6th 2023
Ontology-driven data documentation for Industry Commons

Time Schedule Title of the session Moderator
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome to Day 3 tbc
09:05 - 10:15 Session 1: OntoCommons Roadmap - focus on Industry needs tbc
  Introduction to Roadmap Hedi Karray (ENIT)
  Pitches: participants present their use case/questions of ontologies and/or marketplaces/material data spaces/FAIRness  
  Collect input for updated version of Roadmap from participants   
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break -
10:30 - 11:30 Session 2: Demos tbc
  demo Ontology Commons EcoSystem (OCES) Arkopaul Sarkar (ENIT)
  demo FAIRness score / FAIRification María Poveda (UPM)
  demo MarketPlace Yoav Nahshon (Fraunhofer IWM), Pablo de Andres (Fraunhofer IWM)
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break -
11:45 - 12:30 Session 3: Hands-on Q&A Session tbc
  Q & A: OCES Arkopaul Sarkar (ENIT)
  Q & A:  FAIRification María Poveda (UPM), Yann LeFranc (e-science Data Factory)
  Q & A: Digital Marketplaces Yoav Nahshon (Fraunhofer IWM), Dirk Helm (Fraunhofer IWM), Amit Bhave (CMCL Innovations)
12:30 - 13:00 Wrap up of Day 3 - End of the Event tbc


*Materials and Manufacturing Commons - what and why? Materials and Manufacturing Commons are introduced by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 work programme which launched the OntoCommons and DOME 4.0 projects featuring in this workshop. The term “Commons” originates from land made available for joint use in a community. The Industry Commons concept aims at creating an open market place for the widest possible sharing and joint re-use of data, models and knowledge to foster innovation in materials, products and services. This Commons is making the data FAIR through a common information system based on harmonized documentation of data through taxonomies and ontologies.

The current AMI2030 Roadmap also refers to the Materials Commons as “a common framework for all stakeholders - e.g. as materials researchers, developers, manufacturers, up takers as, and end users (B2B, B2C) - supporting their collaboration on advanced materials in a systemic approach across different innovation markets.”