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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

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.

Helix Nebula Initiative 5th General Assembly & PICSE event, 26-27 November 2014 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

The Helix Nebula Initiative 5th General Assembly "Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem" will be held on 26-27 November 2014 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The first day of the event will focus on enabling the dynamic creation of value chains under the Helix Nebula initiative. This includes:

      - Presenting Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX) product, its current service catalogue and a roadmap for the future
      - Engaging user communities, SMEs, data providers, brokers and policy makers
      - Consolidating the overall governance model
      - Agreeing on the new strategic plan for an e-infrastructure commons marketplace

The second day will be focused on the procurement of cloud services in Europe bringing together the members of the PICSE initiative (



Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.