Julien Adelberger

Senior Project Coordinator - International Data Spaces Association

Julien Adelberger started working for IDSA in June 2022. He is mainly responsible for IDSA’s contribution to various national research and innovation projects as well as the worldwide outreach of the association. One of these projects is Merlot, the first national educational data space project that aims to ensure that data owners retain sovereignty over their data. The project will facilitate dynamic competition, innovation, and new types of collaborations among education service providers within the data space.

To strengthen the global efforts of the IDSA, Julien Adelberger joined the DFFT (data free flow with trust) task force together with Dawex, DSA (Data Society Alliance in Japan), Gaia-X, DLR, Fiware and BDVA to recommend guide lining principles for data sharing to the G7 Digital Ministers. He is furthermore active in regular talks with our Japanese community with the goal to establish a Hub as well as liaisons, research- and competence centers with the private and public sector.

Prior to IDSA, he worked at the FernUniversität in Hagen as a research assistant, dealing with the establishment of an East Asian Macroeconomic Research Institute and the organization of international workshops with members from IMF and BIS (Bank of International Settlements).

Fascinated by new technological developments, intercultural experiences and working with an international team of colleagues, Julien Adelberger found his way to IDSA due to the future oriented topic of data sharing and digital sovereignty on a global scale.

As a background, Julien holds a bachelor’s degree in international business in Dortmund and a bilingual master’s degree in Development Economics and International Studies from the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg. He also studied at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia during a foreign semester focused on gaining advanced expertise in international relations and economics.