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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.

Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Pilot Phase webcast, 6 February 2018, Bologna, Italy

In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.

After the submission of their designs, 3 out of the 4 consortia were selected to build the prototypes.

On the 6th of February 2018 the consortia that will move from the Prototype to the Pilot Phase of the HNSciCloud PCP will be announced.

If you are a potential user of the hybrid cloud platform or you are simply interested in understanding more about the pilots that will be deployed, mark the date in your agenda and  follow the live webcast of the event directly from our website



  • 14:00 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony - Introduction and welcome; Luca Dell'Agnello e Gaetano Maron, INFN - Presentation

  • 14:10 - Innovation Procurement and the Open Science Cloud as drivers of Europe's Digital Single Market; Dr. Dirk Van Rooy, DG CNECT - Presentation

  • 14:20 -  Overview of HNSciCloud; Bob Jones, CERN - Presentation

  • 14:35 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony; T-Systems - Presentation

  • 14:55 - Pilot phase Award Ceremony; RHEA - Presentation

  • 15:15 - HNSciCloud pilot phase; Andrea Chierici, INFN Presentation

  • 15:30 - EOSC in practice - Silvana Muscella, chair EOSC HLEG Presentation

  • 15:45 - Early adopter group and closing of webinar; João Fernandes, CERN - Presentation


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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.