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Call for Competence Centres and Business Pilots

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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.
 
COMPETENCE CENTRES
 
The joint proposal will establish and fund Competence Centers (CCs). Purpose of the CC is to foster the use of the advanced digital capabilities and resources provided by EGI, EUDAT, INDIGO-DataCloud and other relevant e-Infrastructures, service and technology providers, in order to support data- and computing-intensive science.
 
Early adopters of e-Infrastructure services are invited to send expressions of interest to establish a Competence Centre that will allow them to test, adapt, and integrate the digital capabilities they need to pursue they research, with the support of e-Infrastructure and technology experts.
 
Selected partners will be invited to join an EGI-EUDAT-INDIGO led consortium preparing a proposal to be submitted as part of H2020 e-Infra-12-2017 topic, Data & Distributed Computing e-Infrastructures for Open Science, subtopic a) Secure and agile data and distributed computing e-infrastructures.

 

DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB
 
The proposal will also fund specific pilots 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) .
 
Partners who are interested in submitting their expression of interest are invited to download and read the related documentation with information about requirements and selection criteria.
 
Please prepare your application by downloading and completing the template that is available here.
 
You are invited to send your expression of interest in participating to the project proposal by sending the completed template to: editorial-board@mailman.egi.eu by Thursday 16 February 2017, 24:00 CET
 
 
For more information please contact:
Damien Lecarpentier: damien.lecarpentier@csc.fi
Tiziana Ferrari: tiziana.ferrari@egi.eu
 
 
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.
 
For more information about the EGI, EUDAT and INDIGO-DataCloud see:
   EUDAT: www.eudat.eu
   EGI: www.egi.eu
   INDIGO-DataCloud: www.indigo-datacloud.eu