We are happy to announce that we released a new publication featuring the results and impact of the EGI-Engage project.
EGI-Engage lasted for 30 months, from March 2015 to August 2017, and brought together 43 partners with a mission to expand the capabilities of a backbone of federated services for compute, storage, data, communication, knowledge and expertise, complementing community-specific capabilities.
The new publication gives an overview of the EGI-Engage outcomes across Europe and in the world. The project’s impact was felt at a large scale – from diverse scientific disciplines and at all scales of the research landscape, from individual researchers to large research communities and Research Infrastructures.
The Key Exploitable Results (KERs) of the project showcase an impact in different areas such as the advancement of scientific knowledge, the adoption of digital innovation in science and the implementation of European policies.
EGI-Engage also shaped the way to the new EOSC-hub project, aimed at building the Hub: a European-level contact point for researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.
We would like to thank all of the participants of EGI-Engage and the EGI community for being part of this project and all the resulting achievements.
The 9th European Innovation Summit will take place from 27 November to 1 December 2017 at European Parliament in Brussels and in the context of the first ever European Innovation Week.
2017 is an important year for the future of innovation in Europe and preparations for the next multi-annual financial framework have started. The summit is an opportunity to reflect on how innovation can be done more intelligently by making better use of available knowledge and resources. The debates should focus on concrete solutions addressing major challenges.
Summit partners have the opportunity to organize their own event as part of the summit programme on a topic of their choice and contribute to the plenary and other conference sessions.
Yannick Legré, Managing Director of the EGI Foundation, will speak at the opening ceremony of the event and will communicate EGI’s role in stimulating innovation practices in Europe.
Have a look at the full programme.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that we published a new compilation of our best use cases.
Our new publication showcases the diversity of the EGI-supported science as well as the magnitude of the usage of our services. From physics and astronomy to biological, health and social sciences, the EGI e-infrastructure is committed to supporting research and innovation activities.
The scientists relying on EGI services work in large international organisations, in research infrastructures, projects, university labs, or as individual researchers and their stories are highlighted in this publication.
For example, Mario Rizzi Massimo Rizzi and his colleagues at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research used our High-Throughput Compute service to study and analyse the development of the epilepsy disease. The resources he used amount to a total of 200,000 HTC jobs and helped the team to complete their research calculations in less than 48 hours.
Scientist Athena Vakali and her colleagues at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece used Cloud Compute to work on a new model of detecting social media trends.
The Belle II experiment is an example of a large international collaboration that is looking into the imbalance of matter and antimatter in our Universe and relies on EGI High-Throughput Compute and Storage services to analyse and share their data.
The research stories in our new publication would not have been possible without the resources provided by the EGI Federated data centres and the EGI Federated Cloud providers.
We would like to thank all researchers that helped us preparing this publication for their collaboration and support.