Click here to subscribe to the Helix Nebula Newsletter


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.

PICSE at the Europeana Tech conference 2015, 13 February 2015, Paris, France

The second international EuropeanaTech conference will be held on February 12th and 13th 2015 in Paris, France.

Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services, will be there to describe PICSE and the opportunity of next ICT8 call to the Europeana community with the presentation "EU Procurement, support for Cloud technologies".

The Europeana Tech community has grown tremendously since the first EuropeanaTech conference in 2011. Not only in the number of active network members, but also in its impact. Europeana is uniting hundreds of experts from across the EU to share knowledge and jointly shape the future of memory organisations in a networked environment.

Specifically on the technology front, Europeana has developed into a point of reference in various areas, including data modelling, innovative reuse of cultural heritage assets, semantic enrichment and –discovery. Several innovations proposed by Europeana’s ‘TECH’ Community have now been adopted by others.

Notably, metadata application profile used by the Digital Public Library of America is based on the Europeana Data Model. Many of the applications and tools developed in the context of Europeana are made available through the Europeana Labs that’s buzzing with activity since it was launched earlier this year.

EuropeanaTech 2015 will showcase the most recent technological developments and innovations in the context of cultural heritage. From standardisation efforts, lessons from daily practice, fundamental research themes and disruptive innovations as proposed by businesses.


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.