Bavaria’s Digital Ecosystem

The BayernCloud is a research project serving the purpose of exploring how digital platform ecosystems need to be designed in order to connect small and medium-sized enterprises digitally and thereby leverage possible synergies.

Within the scope of this project, a reference architecture will be developed which can be utilized to implement a digital platform ecosystem. The Bavarian tourism industry serves as a pilot domain.

Project Overview

The foundational project develops a reference architecture for a digital platform ecosystem. Recommendations for a technical architecture will be developed, legal questions will be addressed and both a business and a governance model will be developed, which forms the basis for the profitable operation of digital platform ecosystems.

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The application part examines the first instantiation of the BayernCloud within the domain of Bavarian tourism. The pilot region is the Allgäu. The project partners are promoting the interlinking of Bavarian tourism by the means of an industry-specific instantiation, thereby enabling an optimal offer for tourism professionals and tourists.


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Project Partners

"We want to use the chances of digitisation specifically for the tourism sector by developing a BayernCloud for digital tourism services [...]. We are setting up a Bavarian centre for tourism, strengthening the main tourism service providers through the provisioning of improved funding opportunities and by purposefully investing into touristic flagship projects".
Franz Josef Pschierer
State Minister at the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology (retired)
"BayernCloud's innovative strength will be demonstrated in the future by a broad spectrum of innovative services and new research and application scenarios based on tourism data, resulting in [...] decisive added value."


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Dr. Matthias Pfaff
Head of Department Business Model & Service Engineering of fortiss GmbH

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