Project of the Week - OCRE


OCRE - Open Clouds for Research Environment

The Open Cloud for Research Environments project (OCRE) is a Horizon 2020 project, will run from January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2021, to accelerate usage of commercial cloud services by the European research community.

Essential for interdisciplinary research, these services include:

  • Commodity type commercial digital services, such as:

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), providing compute, storage, network and related services, and a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications as a public cloud service.

    • Software as a Service (SaaS), an on-demand software licensing and delivery model in which software is used by the customer on a subscription basis and is hosted by the supplier as a public cloud service. File storage (sync and share), online collaboration, simulation and virtualisation tools are example services.

  • Secure Earth Observation commercial services, which make use of the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).

OCRE brings together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) companies and the European research community, through:

• a pan-European tender resulting in ready-to-use service agreements available to 10,000 institutions.

• a cloud delivery program, including €9.5 million in adoption funding for research.

• a management platform to track uptake and manage vouchers

To know more about this new European research and innovation project, visit their official website -

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Sunday, 10 March, 2019

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Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019

e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology


2 April 2019

10am to 4pm


e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.