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Horizon 2020: H2020-SGA-INFRA-GEANT-2018 Topic [b] Increase of Long-Term Backbone Capacity

Objective

"The GN4 Phase 3 Network (GN4-3N) proposal for part b of the third Specific Grant Agreement (SGA3(b) is made in response to the H2020-SGA-INFRA-GEANT-2018 (Topic [b] Research and Education Networking) call, received 17 October 2018, under the 68-month Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) established between the GÉANT Consortium and the European Commission in April 2015. It is proposed to last 48 months to implement, as the call requests, a very ambitious restructuring of the backbone network operated by GÉANT in order to provide equal access to clouds and other e-infrastructure services in the European research area and beyond. It will improve the overall resilience and reliability of the GÉANT network significantly and offer a base for future improvements in access, transmission speeds and capacity wherever needed.
The outcome of GN4-3N project will offer uniform network access and choice of services to many more partners, eliminating the ""digital divide"" wherever technically and economically feasible.
This project proposal is based on technical and economic studies carried out during 2017-2018 in the GN4-2 project which have given the Consortium clarity on the resourcing, financial and effort, needed to realise the huge ambition of this undertaking. It exclusively covers the engineering, procurement, acquisition and installation of the new backbone network. The day-to-day network operations as the elements of it is commissioned is the responsibility of the teams described in accompanying the GN4-3 project.
The GN4-3 and GN4-3N proposals are intimately connected through common teams and the technical, management and procurement expertise built-up over previous GN projects. This is what makes this ambitious proposal realistic. GN4-3N and GN4-3 have simply had to be proposed as distinct projects, due to the different funding model (with no depreciation) to be used in GN4-3N project."

Funding Scheme

SGA-RIA - SGA-RIA

Coordinator

GEANT VERENIGING
Net EU contribution
€ 50 287 296,91
Address
Hoekenrode 3
1102 BR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 12 571 821,72
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 

Participants (39)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Austria
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 975,00
Address
Studentski Trg 1
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 243,75
Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
AKADEMSKA IN RAZISKOVALNA MREZA SLOVENIJE

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Slovenia
Address
Tehnoloski Park 18
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATICS AND AUTOMATION PROBLEMS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Armenia
Address
Paruyr Sevak Street 1
0014 Yerevan
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS PROBLEMS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS

Participation ended

Belarus
Address
Surganova Street 6
220012 Minsk
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BELNET BELGISCH TELEMATICA ONDERZOEKNETWERK

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Belgium
Address
Simon Bolivarlaan 30/2
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
 
BULGARIAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Bulgaria
Address
Gourko Str 6
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Region
София (столица) Югозападен
 
HRVATSKA AKADEMSKA I ISTRAZIVACKA MREZA CARNET

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Croatia
Address
Josipa Marohnica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
 
CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 5 265,60
Address
Zikova 4
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 316,40
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
 
ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΟ ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΚΑΔΗΜΑΪΚΟ ΔΙΚΤΥΟ (KYPRIAKO EREVNITIKO KAI AKADIMAIKO DIKTYO)

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Research Organisations
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Germany
Address
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Other
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 21 939,65
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 5 484,91
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
CONSORTIUM GARR
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 24 850,09
Address
Via Dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 212,52
GEORGIAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING ASSOCIATION

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Georgia
Address
10 Chovelidze Street
0108 Tbilisi
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 19 178,23
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 794,56
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
HEANET LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 12 968,55
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Georges Dock 5 1St Floor Ifsc
D01 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 242,14
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
 
HARIDUSE INFOTEHNOLOOGIA SIHTASUTUS

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Estonia
Address
Akadeemia Tee 21/1
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Other
MACHBA - INTERUNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTER

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Israel
Address
Software Engineering Building Tel Aviv University
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JISC COLLECTIONS AND JANET LIMITEDLBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 7 770,23
Address
Library Avenue Harwell Science And Innovation Campus Lumen House
OX11 0SG Didcot
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 942,56
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
 
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 5 741,00
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 434,00
Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
MACEDONIAN ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH NETWORK SKOPJE

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

North Macedonia
Address
Blv. Partizanski Odredi 17
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Montenegro
Address
Cetinjska 2
81000 Podgorica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Region
Црна Гора Црна Гора Црна Гора
KORMANYZATI INFORMATIKAI FEJLESZTESI UGYNOKSEG

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Hungary
Address
Vaci Ut 35
1134 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NORDUNET A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 86 661,74
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Kastruplundgade 22 1
2770 Kastrup
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 665,44
Region
Byen København Hovedstaden
 
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 6 240,00
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 560,00
Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 18 539,00
Address
Edificio Bronce Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno S/n
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 634,75
Region
Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
 
RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL NETWORKING ASSOCIATION OF MOLDOVA

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Moldova
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Stefan Chel Mare 168
2004 Chisinau
Activity type
Other
GROUPEMENT D INTERET PUBLIC POUR LERESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE L ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

France
Address
Rue Daviel 23-25
75013 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
 
FONDATION RESTENA (RESEAU TELEINFORMATIQUE DE L'EDUCATION NATIONALE ETDE LA RECHERCHE)

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Luxembourg
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
 
Agentia de Administrare a Retelei Nationale de Informatica Pentru Educatie si Cercetare

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Romania
Address
Strada Mendeleev 21-25
010362 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
ZDRUZENIE POUZIVATELOV SLOVENSKEJAKADEMICKEJ DATOVEJ SIETE-SANET

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Slovakia
Address
Vazovova 5
812 69 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
 
SURF BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 574,00
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 643,50
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 
SWITCH

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Switzerland
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Effingerstrasse 15
3008 Bern
Activity type
Other
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
 
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Turkey
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Malta
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION OF USERS OF UKRAINIAN RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORK URAN

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Ukraine
Address
Peremogy Avenue 37 Building 2 37
03056 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES MATEMATIKAS UN INFORMATIKAS INSTITUTS

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Latvia
Address
Raina Bulvaris 29
1459 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
QENDREN NDERINSTITUCIONALE TE RRJETI AKADEMIK SHQIPTAR

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Albania
Address
Rruga Sami Frasheri 54
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Region
Shqipëria Qender Tiranë
 
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OF AZERBAIJAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Azerbaijan
Address
Vahabzade Street 9A Yasamal District
1141 Baku
Activity type
Research Organisations