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ERA Pilot on a co-ordinated Europe-wide initiative in Grid Research

Objective

Currently several Grid Research initiatives are on-going or planned at national and European Community level. These initiatives propose the development of a rich set of advanced technologies, methodologies and applications, however enhanced co-ordination amongst the funding bodies is required to achieve critical mass, avoid duplication and reduce fragmentation in order to solve the challenges ahead. In the 2002 - 2006 timeframe, the funding for Grid research and deployment at EU level more than doubled passing from FP5 to FP6 reaching the amount of 275 Meuro. During the same period, an estimate of the funding for Grid research and deployment by Member and Accession States (UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden) is about 300-500 Meuro. The totality of these initiatives could provide the EU with the potential to play a world leadership role in Grid technologies and applications. National and EU collaborations have been established with other international players and with international standards organisations. However, if Europe wishes to compete with leading global players, it would be sensible to attempt to better coordinate its various, fragmented efforts towards achieving critical mass and the potential for a more visible impact at an international level. Achieving such a coordinated approach will require: Co-ordination among the funding authorities; Collaboration amongst the individual researchers; A visionary research agenda. The first objective of the project is to strengthen co-operation amongst the funding authorities in order to better co-ordinate the planning of future activities in the field of Grid research. A second objective is to enhance the already ongoing collaboration among the research actors and users. A third objective is to develop, based on the above, national and EU Programme visions and roadmaps enabling Europe to play a leadership role in Grid technologies and applications.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Via F. Buonarroti, 2
56127 Pisa
Italy

Participants (12)

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
North Star Avenue, Polaris House
SN2 1ET Swindon
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
2004, Route Des Lucioles
06902 Sophia-antipolis
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Noskowskiego 10
61-704 Poznan
KONRAD-ZUSE-ZENTRUM FUER INFORMATIONSTECHNIK BERLIN
Germany
Address
Takustrasse 7
12195 Berlin
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET
Hungary
SWEDISH AGENCY FOR INNOVATION SYSTEMS
Sweden
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address

BT7 1NN Belfast
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Montegancedo, S/n
28660 Boadilla Del Monte
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Viale Causa 13
16145 Genoa
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Allmandring 30
70550 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 403
1098 SJ Amsterdam
UNIVERSITÉ DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
Address
2000 Route Des Lucioles
06903 Valbonne