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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PAPAYA: Platform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics

PAPAYA: Platform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics is one of the GDPR cluster projects that will help companies to follow a privacy-by-design approach & adopt #PrivacyEnhancingTechnologies to ensure their clients’ privacy is protected.

Future Events

Brussels - Second CW Concertation Meeting, 04/06/2019

Resilience. Deterrence. Defence – Calls to action for future cybersecurity and privacy policy
Concertation meeting of H2020 projects from unit "Cybersecurity & Privacy"


Join us at the second Concertation meeting, 04 June 2019!

Annual Privacy Forum 2019
13/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

LOCATION: LUISS Guido Carli - Rome, Italy

The event encourages dialog with panel discussions and provides room for exchange of ideas in between scientific sessions. Participate to the discussions during APF days, but also by being involved online on our community channels using #APF19

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