PAIRS project launched

Managing crisis situations better with data

“Forgive” and “jerk” do not have to be

Last year, Jens Spahn spoke of the likelihood of having to ask for a lot of forgiveness after the pandemic. Shortly thereafter, he described the start of the vaccination campaign last December as jerky. Two statements that precisely summed up the dilemma of politics, business and society in having to make quick decisions in crisis situations. There is a lack of reliable recommendations for action for specific scenarios in order to be able to reliably manage crisis processes. Under the consortium leadership of Düsseldorf-based Advaneo GmbH, a research project is now being launched that will make it possible to forecast the effects of crisis situations.

The solution: Data-driven crisis management

In the PAIRS (Privacy-Aware, intelligent and Resilient Crisis Management) project, an open data structure is being developed to use AI hybrid technology in a cross-domain data space to anticipate both the initial crisis event and the reactions of various actors. To effectively support crisis management with artificial intelligence (AI), the applications being developed must correctly capture the evolution of crisis situations. This involves overcoming the common lack of data and keeping existing data constantly up-to-date, all while maintaining data privacy and sovereignty.

PAIRS solves these challenges with a decentralized platform architecture that allows access to a wealth of relevant data while guaranteeing data privacy. First, data sources from ecosystems such as the European cloud infrastructure GAIA-X and other domain-relevant data infrastructures are built and integrated via open interfaces. Secure data exchange is ensured by using International Data Spaces (IDS) standards. In a further step, users will be supported in selecting the best possible response strategy. The selected response actions of the individual actors are fed to the PAIRS platform anonymously.

BMWi AI Lighthouse Project

The research project is funded as an AI lighthouse project by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with approximately €10 million. The focus is on the areas of production, logistics and supply chain management as well as healthcare and energy supply. The aim is to bring the project to market maturity as quickly as possible so that it can be used throughout Europe and worldwide.

A strong base

Advaneo GmbH is the consortium leader of the research project, in which ten other consortium partners are involved: Fraunhofer IPA, FIR e.V. at RWTH Aachen University, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), Bisping Medizintechnik GmbH, SICK AG, Tiplu GmbH, OFFIS e.V., IBM Deutschland GmbH, Saarland University – Chair of Legal Informatics.

All other basic information can already be found in the information sections of this website.


PAIRS offers interested parties the opportunity to participate as an application partner and benefit from existing data as well as from later commercialization after completion of the project.

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The joint project PAIRS is funded as an AI lighthouse project within the framework of the “Innovation Competition Artificial Intelligence” by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).





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