Catena-X sees itself as a rapidly scalable ecosystem in which all participants in the automotive value chain participate equally. The goal: to provide an environment for the creation, operation and collaborative use of end-to-end data chains along the entire automotive value chain.
Our members are made up of providers and users in the automotive value chain and cover a wide range of company sizes. Our special focus is on the integration of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The association is complemented by a development area, where the actual development work is done. In addition to the development work at the core of Catena-X, members work together in cooperations, consortia or projects outside the association and take on various development tasks with the goal of developing one or more standard candidates.
The Catena-X consortium, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's "Future Investments in the Vehicle Industry" funding program (www.kopa35c.de), will perform the core development work during the funding period until mid-2024. In contrast to classic funded projects, Catena-X is a transfer and implementation initiative that also envisages concepts of operation. This is being done quickly and agilely, as we expect the first operating companies to emerge in 2023.