GÉANT Open Call awards EC funding of €3.3 million to 21 networking technology research projects
Cambridge, UK | 5 February 2014
New expertise from across Europe to boost GÉANT Innovation Programme
The GÉANT project has announced the 21 successful beneficiary projects of its first ever Open Call – a €3.3 million EC funded initiative to drive innovation in networking technologies, services and applications.
As part of the GÉANT Innovation Programme, the Open Call was launched to bring in fresh ideas and support new uses for the network. The winning projects will explore future networking technologies with access to use the GÉANT network, services and testbed facilities. They also have the opportunity to benefit from being part of a wider collaborative environment in the GÉANT project, and to share their expertise and results across the European scientific, research and education networking communities.
The Open Call attracted 70 proposals, with an excellent spread of project proposals from across Europe and beyond and was heavily oversubscribed. Selected projects included participants from Universities, Research Institutes, Large Companies, SMEs and National Research and Education Networks.
GÉANT Open Call projects
Structured around four themes: Applications & Tools, Authentication, Network Architecture and Optical Projects, and SDN, the projects assigned to the Open Call are as follows:
- ARES: Advanced Networking for the EU genomic research
- CEOVDS: Cross-site Evaluation of an OpenFlow-assisted Video-on-Demand Distribution Service
- eMusic: Using GÉANT dynamic circuits to support remote collaboration in musical education and eCulture
- NSI-CONTEST: Network Service Interface Conformance Test Suite
- CLASSe: Cloud-ABFAB Federation Services in eduroam
- GÉANT-Trustbroker: New Federation Services and Protocols for Dynamically Building Trust in the R&E Community
- HEXAA: Higher Education External Attribute Authorities
- MEAL: Multidomain eduroam across LTE
- SENSE: Secure Enterprise Networks finally Simple and Easy – defining ESP supplicant for enterprise network usage
- WoT4LoA: Web of Trust based Level of Assurance enhancement
- COFFEE: Coherent Optical system Field-trial For spectral Efficiency Enhancement
- ICOF: International Clock Comparisons via Optical Fiber
- IRINA: Investigating Recursive InterNetwork Architecture as the next generation GÉANT and NREN network architecture
- MoMoT: Multi-Domain Optical Modelling Tool
- REACTION: Research and Experimental Assessment of Control plane archiTectures for In-Operation flexgrid Network re-optimization
- AUTOFLOW: Autonomic OpenFlow
- CoCo: On Demand Community Connection Service for eScience Collaboration
- DREAMER: Distributed REsilient sdn Architecture MEeting carrier grade Requirements
- DyNPaC: Dynamic Path Computation Framework
- MINERVA: Implementing network coding in transport networks to increase availability
- MOTE: Multi-Domain OpenFlow Topology Exchange
Projects started in October and will run through until the end of March 2015.
For more information on the GÉANT Open Call projects and Research and Innovation in the GÉANT project visit http://www.geant.net/Opencall
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GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). Together we connect over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe, supporting research in areas such as energy, the environment, space and medicine.
Operating at speeds of up to 500Gbps and reaching over 100 national networks worldwide, GÉANT remains the largest and most advanced research and education network in the world.
Co-funded by the European Commission under the EU’s 7th Research and Development Framework Programme, GÉANT is a flagship e-Infrastructure key to achieving the European Research Area – a seamless and open European space for online research – and assuring world-leading connectivity between Europe and the rest of the world in support of global research collaborations.
The network and associated services comprise the GÉANT project (GN3plus), a collaborative effort comprising 41 project partners: 38 European NRENs, DANTE, TERENA and NORDUnet (representing the 5 Nordic countries), and 30 Open Call project partners. GÉANT is operated by DANTE on behalf of Europe's NRENs.
DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 that plans, builds and operates large scale, advanced networks for research and education. On behalf of Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), DANTE has built and operates GÉANT, a flagship e-Infrastructure key to achieving the European Research Area.
Working in cooperation with the European Commission and in close partnership with Europe’s NRENs and international networking partners, DANTE remains fundamental to the success of global research collaboration.
DANTE manages research and education (R&E) networking projects serving Europe (GÉANT), the Mediterranean (EUMEDCONNECT), Sub-Saharan Africa (AfricaConnect), Central Asia (CAREN) regions and coordinates Europe-China collaboration (ORIENTplus). DANTE also supports R&E networking organisations in Latin America (RedCLARA), Caribbean (CKLN) and Asia-Pacific (TEIN*CC). For more information, visit www.dante.net