Within 6 months, all submitted proposals were favorably evaluated and funded: currently the Consortium has 6 European projects.
The first 2 winning projects have officially begun: Fluidos Kick off meeting was in early September at the Polytechnic University of Turin; EWOC Project Partners met in Aveiro, Portugal, at the IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações in early October.
Here you can find an overview on the other 4 European projects.
DOME – A Distributed Open Marketplace for Europe Cloud and Edge Services
DOME is the first TOP-IX’s project funded under the Digital Europe Program. The main purpose of this new funding program is to foster the digital transformation of the European Union. Specifically, the Digital Europe Program aims to bring digital services to European administrations, citizens and businesses.
Relying on Gaia-X concepts and open standards, DOME will materialize the envisioned online marketplace, providing the means for accessing trusted services, notably cloud and edge services, building blocks deployed under the Common Services Platform.
The project lead is Engineering, and TOP-IX will play a role as DOME service developer and integrator as well as infrastructure provider.
DECICE – Device-Edge-Cloud Intelligent Collaboration framEwork
DECICE is a Research and Innovation Action funded in the context of Horizon Europe Program. DECICE responds to a call for proposals on the World Leading Data and Computing Technologies theme.
In DECICE, we develop an open and portable cloud management framework for automatic and adaptive optimization of applications by mapping jobs to the most suitable resources in a heterogeneous system landscape.
The Consortium’s main activities will be aimed at providing a development environment for project partners, distributing use cases and testing prototypes against identified use cases.
QUID – Quantum Italy Deployment
QUID is the second project funded in the context of the Digital Europe Program. The project (QUID) proposes to start the deployment of the Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI) in Italy. QUID deploy systems and networks on the national territory to test quantum communication technologies, and in particular for the quantum distribution of cryptographic keys.
The project will be led by INRIM. The Consortium will provide its expertise in fiber procurement and deployment readiness for QKD, with and without data traffic.
FEMME FORWARD – Fast-tracking women into new tech careers and supporting successful female-led start-ups
FEMME FORWARD is the last project funded in this first round of submissions. Unlike the other projects, Femme Forward is not a research project and is funded under the Erasmus Plus program.
Femme Forward is a forward-looking project targeting the low representation of women in digital jobs and start-ups. Through an innovative and comprehensive training programme, women will be empowered to either start a career in tech or employ their experience and knowledge to set up a tech start-up.