Call for Expressions of interest to establish a Competence Center as part of the H2020 EINFRA-12 (A) project proposal

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
EUDAT, EGI and INDIGO-DataCloud are joining forces to address the current fragmentation of the data and computing e-Infrastructure landscape and are looking for private and public partners developing and/or providing thematic services that support open science research workflows.
 
The consortium is now seeking to engage with research communities and business organizations.
The two calls are:
  • Call for Competence Centers – closes Thursday 16 February 2017, 24:00 CET
  • Call for Business Pilots – closes Thursday 16 February 2017, 24:00 CET

Call for Competence Centres

The purpose of the Competence Centres is to foster the use of the advanced digital capabilities and resources provided by EGI, EUDAT, INDIGO-DataCloud and other partners. Competence Centres are driven by a well-established and mature research infrastructure or international collaboration that requires advanced and integrated data and computing services. In the Competence Centre early adopters test, adapt, and integrate the digital capabilities they need to pursue they research, with the support of e-Infrastructure and technology experts.

More information, including project details, evaluation criteria and how to apply.

Expressions of interest to the call should be prepared by downloading and completing the template. Once completed, the template should be sent to editorial-board@mailman.egi.eu by Thursday 16 February 2017, 24:00 CET.


Call for Business Pilots

Business pilots are designed to foster innovation between e-Infrastructures and the private sector through building an ecosystem of SMEs, large industries, startups, researchers, accelerators, and investors to become active business partners of e-Infrastructures as customers and/or service providers. These initial pilots will serve as early demonstrators of the project’s Joint Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).

The call targets private organizations (e.g. SMEs, large industries) looking for new opportunities to innovate with or using compute, storage and data management products or services. Other organization types are welcome, however strong evidence of commercial impact must be demonstrated.

More information, including project details, evaluation criteria and how to apply.

Expressions of interest to the call should be prepared by downloading and completing the template. Once completed, the template should be sent to editorial-board@mailman.egi.eu by Thursday 16 February 2017, 24:00 CET.


About the project

The project will offer researchers from all disciplines seamless, open access to the advanced digital capabilities, resources and expertise they need to collaborate and to carry out data- and computing-intensive science. Secure and trustworthy, the project engages researchers in managing and preserving resources for everyone’s benefit, leveraging two decades of public and private investment in e- infrastructures for the benefit of scientific research and innovation. The project integrates, procures, operates, delivers and supports a catalogue of services provided through a partnership of public and commercial organizations and initiatives of pan-European and international relevance.  The project is an open, service-driven endeavor, inclusive of all stakeholders, and it will link users to the production services of the European Open Science Cloud initiative.

 

About the consortium

EGI: A publicly federated e-Infrastructure comprising over 300 data centres and cloud providers spread across Europe and worldwide offering a range of
compute, storage, data and support services.

EUDAT: A collaborative data infrastructure offering heterogeneous research data management services and storage resources to ensure data is shared
and preserved across borders and disciplines.

INDIGO-DataCloud: A project developing open source data and computing platform software that is deployable on multiple hardware and provisioned
over hybrid, private or public e-Infrastructures.