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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.

The call for free eafip assistance has re-opened! Don't miss this opportunity!

Interested in starting a Pre-Commercial Procurement or a Public Procurement of Innovation?

Ask the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement for a free consultancy!

The European Commission has re-opened the call for free eafip assistance, which allows the receiving of hands-on and tailored support in developing your own innovation procurement project (through PCP or PPI). In order to apply, fill out the form below before 17.04.2016:

Submit questionnaire for assistance

The eafip initiative will support 12 procurers in developing a PCP or PPI by providing assistance (including legal assistance) in the start-up and implementation of an innovation procurement. All public procurers from EU Member States are eligible to apply for assistance.


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.