EGI Federation Home

The EOSC DIH helps private businesses benefit from digital technologies, services and personnel offered by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Through its Business Pilot programme, the EOSC DIH has released an Expression of Interest, as part of the EOSC Future project, to boost the competitiveness of start-ups, SMEs and other businesses developing solutions in key areas with the help of EOSC services and expertise. Applications are open until 3rd December 2021, 17.00 CET


According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, businesses are strategically placed to use research infrastructure resources and services to enhance growth and foster innovation. The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), an international, multi-player cooperation, provides an interface for supporting this commercial innovation. 

As part of the EOSC Future project, the EOSC DIH has launched an Expression of Interest (EoI) for Business Pilots. The goal is to onboard businesses developing innovative solutions – with EOSC technologies and services – and support them in developing their products and services. For instance:

  • data analytics to improve healthcare
  • services for safer and cleaner transport
  • machine learning and AI optimisation
  • applications to reduce the cost of public services.

The selected business pilots will receive support in, among other areas:

  • accessing e-infrastructure resources and additional technical services
  • prototyping, scaling up, design, performance verification and testing
  • building partnerships with other SMEs and industry stakeholders, innovation clusters and accelerators
  • business coaching and training for increased market uptake
  • boosting visibility at a European and international level.

This support will also be reserved for industry applicants wishing to become service and content providers for the EOSC community.

Who can apply

Start-ups, spin-offs, SMEs and large enterprises are invited to submit an application for this EoI, provided that they fulfil the following criteria:

  • run one of the following use cases: pilots/proofs of concepts, service/product design, PaaS/SaaS integration, performance verification and/or testing
  • develop solutions using different EOSC DIH services: technical access (e.g. HTC, HPC, Cloud computing) or training and support (e.g. technical consultancy or business coaching).

EGI Foundation is partner in EOSC Future, a project co-funded by the European Union Horizon Programme call INFRAEOSC-03-2020, Grant Agreement number 101017536