​Estonia and Finland started common development of X-Road software core

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 10:56 EEST

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has started its first agile development sprint of X-Road software core. The development by NIIS was kicked off on 7th August when the first sprint officially started.

X-Road, the data exchange layer for information systems, is a technological and organizational environment enabling a secure Internet-based data exchange between information systems. The X-Road technology is used nationwide in the Estonian X-tee and in the Finnish Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service. X-Road is released under the MIT open source license and is available free of charge for any individual or organization.

“Estonia and Finland have developed X-Road core together since 2015, but until now the development has been done by country specific teams using their own development tools and processes. This is the first time when Estonia and Finland develop software together under a joint organization and with a common release schedule”, says Petteri Kivimäki, CTO of the NIIS.

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia. Its mission is to develop e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology. NIIS is both a network and cooperation platform, and executioner of IT developments in members’ common interests. The institute focuses on practical collaboration, sharing of experience and promoting innovation. The operating model of the institute is something quite unique in the world.

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has started its first agile development sprint of X-Road software core. The X-Road technology is used nationwide in the Estonian X-tee and in the Finnish Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service.

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Global X-Road technology event to take place in Tallinn, Estonia

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 11:34 EEST

X-Road data exchange layer is a technological and organizational environment enabling a secure Internet-based data exchange between information systems. The global X-Road Community of users, developers, operators and e-governance experts has members from 11 different time zones and there are over 30 countries currently considering, studying or implementing the X-Road or related technologies.

NIIS has selected Gofore to develop X-Road technology of Estonia and Finland

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2018 16:37 EEST

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has selected Gofore Plc in public procurement as a cooperation partner to develop X-Road data exchange layer technology. This framework agreement is made for three years, and Gofore is the sole supplier. The estimated value of the framework agreement is 2.1 MEUR.

“In the cooperation, the core components of X-Road are developed by using agile software development methods”, says Ville Sirviö, CEO of NIIS.

X-Road is an open source data exchange layer solution that enables organizations to exchange information over the Internet. X-Road ensures confidentiality, integrity and interoperability between data exchange parties. 

X-Road technology is used nationwide in the Estonian public administration (X-tee) and in the Finnish Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer (Suomi.fi-palveluväylä) service. Finland's and Estonia's data exchange layers were connected to one another in February 2018.

“This new contract with NIIS is strategically very important to us. We are very excited to be involved in building the digital society and developing cross-border cooperation”, says Timur Kärki, Managing Director of Gofore Plc.

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia. Its mission is to develop e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology used nationwide in the Estonian public administration and in the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service.

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has selected Gofore Plc in public procurement as a cooperation partner to develop X-Road data exchange layer technology. This framework agreement is made for three years, and Gofore is the sole supplier. The estimated value of the framework agreement is 2.1 MEUR.

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Estonia and Finland explore ways to bring next digital components under joint development by the NIIS

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2018 17:29 EEST

The governments of Estonia and Finland convened together for the first time in history on 7th May 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. The jubilee meeting reached agreement on many concrete measures by which digital connections between Estonia and Finland will be enhanced.

The governments decided to explore ways to bring next digital service infrastructure components under joint development into the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions, and to support the Institute in efforts to find new member countries.

The goverments also decided to ensure and take all the necessary actions that the ongoing data-exchange projects shall be completed in due time in 2018 and 2019, and the use-cases and roadmaps in next data exchange areas shall be identified by end of 2018.

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions is currently completing its first public procurement and starting development activities of the X-Road data exchange layer technology.

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia. Its mission is to develop e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology used nationwide in the Estonian X-tee and in the Finnish Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service.

The governments of Estonia and Finland decided to explore ways to bring next digital service infrastructure components under joint development into the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions, and to support the Institute in efforts to find new member countries.

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Estonia and Finland launch a public procurement of X-Road software core development

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 08:45 EEST

The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has published its first public procurement of X-Road software core development. This is the first time when Estonia and Finland carry out a public procurement of software development together. The X-Road technology is used nationwide in the Estonian public administration and in the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service.

Petteri Kivimäki appointed CTO of the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 08:30 EET

Petteri Kivimäki has been appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) starting from 22nd February 2018.

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The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia. Its mission is to develop e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology used nationwide in the Estonian public administration and in the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service.

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