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CHALLENGERS: Support action on challenges in grids

Project ID: 034128
Funded under: FP6-IST


Challengers will pave the roadmap to sustainable economic models - not just for the trading of Grid resources, but also to understand how and on what basis these Grids will be financed in the first place. Part of this work will come from a consideration of how the needs of researchers may align (or not) with those of business and industry, and how far the research community can benefit from technologies developed for other purposes. The adoption of appropriate economic models is essential to promote investment in grid infrastructure across the whole community at a level that will provide significant impact for research. At the societal level, Challengers will provide ideas of how research should go beyond purely IT-centric capabilities and include international open standards, business modelling and social research in order to address the complete end-to-end process from researcher to end user and enhance the acceptability of new services.

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