CORDIS
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CORDIS

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PEDCA
Pan-European Data Centre Academy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320013

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 889 811,13

  • EU contribution

    € 1 711 126

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

United Kingdom

Objective

Data centres are the cornerstones which underpin the digital economy, and create the essential environment for both business and employment to flourish. It is becoming urgent for established data centre states to contribute to R&D, share and develop skills, define standards and promote strategies for network investment. All of these activities will lead to increased trust of new technology such as cloud computing and encourage collaboration and interoperability. EU states with a less established data centre industry and footprint, but with a need for it to grow can benefit greatly from the knowledge transfer, insight, experience and raised profile.

Initial research and workshops held between industry leaders and academic institutions within UK, The Netherlands and Germany has confirmed that Europe would benefit greatly from the creation of a Pan-European Data Centre Research and Development Academy.

Most data centre related standards, guidelines and research comes from the USA which often causes a confusing mix of conflicting information with little relevance to Europe. Therefore, many new innovations that promote energy efficiency and general improvements are misinterpreted, not taken up or developed. This is due to a perceived risk factor due to lack of testing, validation and education.

The vision, which is shared by the vast majority of the data centre sector, is to build upon existing collaboration within the data centre industry via the DCA. The foundations of such a initiative and broad agreement has already been reached. The proposal is to establish and extend the facility to all European Union states encompassing both higher education and the wider data centre industry. This is in order to meet the challenges laid out within the Europe’s Digital Agenda.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

Address

University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2rd London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 197 283,06

Administrative Contact

Hassan Abdalla (Prof.)

Participants (12)

TWENTE INSTITUTE FOR WIRELESS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 60 146,76

CERTIOS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 298 174,95

DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 165 159,67

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 945,99

AIMES GRID SERVICES COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 118 314,55

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 131 056

WUSYS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 152 957

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 231

STICHTING GREEN IT CONSORTIUM REGIO AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 137 377,01

LONDON & PARTNERS LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 63 979

STICHTING MILIEUKEUR

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 74 104

WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG FRANKFURT - FRANKFURT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 397,01

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320013

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 889 811,13

  • EU contribution

    € 1 711 126

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

United Kingdom