Related projects & initiatives

>>2011 - present: The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

>>2014 - 2016: PICSE is a support action funded under the first wave of H2020 1st call, started on the 1st October 2014 in the field of procurement of cloud services for the public sector.

>>2012 - 2014: the Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud funded project supported the massive IT requirements of European scientists. The project aimed to pave the way for the development and exploitation of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure, initially based on the needs of European IT-intense scientific research organisations, while also allowing the inclusion of other stakeholders’ needs (governments, businesses and citizens). The pan-European partnership across academia and industry worked to establish a sustainable European cloud computing infrastructure, supported by industrial partners, which will provide stable computing capacities and services that elastically meet demand. The work started by the Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud project is today continue by the Helix Nebula Initiative.

Who's behind HNSciCloud?

HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement is driven by ten leading research organisations from across Europe.