Call for Competence Centres and Business Pilots

In preparation for a joint H2020 EINFRA-12 (a) project proposal, EGI, EUDAT and INDIGO-DataCloud are opening calls for expressions of interest in the areas of research community and business engagement.

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

 

Competence Centre Call

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.

Business Pilot Call

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 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.