The Fraunhofer Society, with more than 20,000 employees and 2 Billion Euro annual research budget is a world-leading applied research organisation. IAIS (Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems) is Fraunhofer’s “data institute”, coordinating 24 institutes in Fraunhofer’s Big Data Alliance. IAIS has a strong track record in data mining, machine learning, semantic technologies, information retrieval and software engineering – including public-funded and contractual research as well as exploitation and transfer of research results in application-oriented research projects and contractual research. IAIS’s departments Organized Knowledge (enterprise information integration), NetMedia (multimedia and social media technology) and Knowledge Discovery (text processing) will participate in the ITN. Staff development is an integral part of the strategic management of Fraunhofer IAIS. As a sizable research institute with more than 100 permanent scientific staff, around 20 postdocs and many more PhD students and technical staff IAIS has had ample experience in training researchers. IAIS is offering a comprehensive vocational training curriculum on Data Science.