The European Open Science Cloud
The European Open Science Cloud is envisioned by the European Commission as a supporting landscape to foster open science and open innovation: a network of organisations and infrastructures from various countries and communities that supports the open creation and dissemination of knowledge and scientific data.
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are one-stop-shops that help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. They are based upon technology infrastructure (competence centre) and provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support their customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations. DIHs also provide business and financing support to implement these innovations, if needed across the value chain.
The EOSC DIH
The EOSC DIH is an international and multi-partner cooperation that supports companies in easily accessing the digital technologies and services offered by the EOSC. It combines 4 main pillars to help companies become more competitive:
1) Pilot design and co-design: where pilots services or products are designed and/or tested;
2) Technical access: HTC, HPC, cloud computing, machine learning, research data, data management services, and several tools and applications;
3) Training and support: technical consultancy, business coaching, funding search;
4) Visibility: inclusion of company solutions in the EOSC Marketplace and exploiting the EOSC networking and ecosystem opportunities.
EOSC is registered in the S3platform of the European Commission.
The EOSC Future project
EOSC Future wants to deliver a European Open Science Cloud that focuses on technology and interoperability, resource availability, user engagement and user experience. It wants to bring together a wide variety of stakeholders from (e-)infrastructures and diverse scientific communities to make an environment that responds to real user needs.
Through co-design with scientists and stakeholders, EOSC Future will establish a trusted platform with open and FAIR data, resources and services for all scientific disciplines. The platform will also seamlessly integrate existing data and services from science communities, research infrastructures and e-infrastructures. Via a single sign-on system, European researchers will thus have access to interoperable resources and support to manage the full lifecycle of their data.
The EOSC Future project is providing the continued funding for expanding and maturing the EOSC DIH.
The EOSC-hub project
EOSC-hub was an European Project that brought together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.
The project mobilised providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research.
The EOSC-hub project was responsible for the creation of the EOSC DIH and provided its initial funding.
Business Pilot Coordinator
Business Pilots Support
Data Management Support