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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 @ merging Technologies unit (FET Flagship) Workshop, 29 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Helix Nebula was one of the key science and technology stakeholders invited by the EC to the The Future and Emerging Technologies unit (FET Flagship) Workshop on 29th April 2014, held in Brussels, Belgium,  to gather feedback on the FET Flagship scheme, in view of its future evolution.

The Future and Emerging Technologies unit (FET) of the European Commission has launched at the end of 2013 two FET Flagship initiatives, the "Human Brain Project" (HBP) and Graphene. FET Flagships represent a new model for research and innovation in Europe: they are large scale, long term, science-driven and roadmap-based initiatives that are supposed to have the potential to bring transformational impact on science and technology, as well on economy and society at large. The EC is currently undertaking a consultation in preparation for a policy working paper on the FET Flagships model for European Research and Innovation.


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.