The Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement support action funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
HNSciCloud aims to create a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services serving scientific users from a wide range of domains. The marketplace builds on a hybrid cloud platform including commercial cloud service providers, publicly funded e-infrastructures and buyers' in-house resources.
To achieve these objectives HNSciCloud will issue a public tender in 2016 and invites all interested European public-private cloud service providers to join the HNSciCloud Open Market Consultation on 17 March 2016 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/events/hnscicloud-pre-commercial-procurement-open-market-consultation-omc).
The Open Market Consultation (OMC) aims to gather input and feedback from all interested firms & end-users in an open dialogue and in an exchange of information to broach the views of the market about the intended R&D scope & the feasibility of producing designs, building prototypes and expanding these into pilots within the required timescales and budget.
This is a one-day conference with firms interested in participating in a Pre-Commercial Procurement as announced in the Prior Information Notice (PIN) http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:19573-2016:TEXT:EN:HTML.
All information provided to participants during the OMC (including Q&A) will be published online on the Helix Nebula website www.helix-nebula.eu after the event.
Stakeholders interested in attending the Open Market Consultation event are invited to complete the following Application Form by Monday 29th February 2016 (https://espace.cern.ch/ec4it/member/HNSciCloud_procurement_OMC/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx)
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