A second call for European research e-infrastructures – Distribution of commercial cloud services

Deadline: 14 July 2023, 12h00 CEST

Building on the great success of the previous EOSC Future call on the topic, EOSC Future is initiating a second call for proposals for ‘digital aggregators’ to drive the uptake of digital services within the broader European research community!

Does your organisation, network or entity work with, support or provide digital services to the European R&E community in the EU ? Do you have a concept for driving commercial services uptake among researchers in your region and Europe? Then this is the call for you!


Part of a €4.8M adoption funding programme supported by the EU, through the EOSC Future project, this next call aims to distribute €1.4M to the successful applicants. It is the second call targeting digital aggregators (e.g. non-profit entities, NRENs, RIs and e-Infrastructures, HPC centres, etc.) who will collaborate with local OCRE cloud service providers  on dynamic and creative proposals.

Proposals should demonstrate a concrete approach to distributing state-of-the-art digital services (e.g. compute, storage, machine learning, analytics, AI) via the European Open Science Cloud. We anticipate that these mechanisms could potentially drive strategy and relevance for many of the research infrastructures moving forward.

Two proposals will be awarded up to €600,000 (VAT excluded) in pre-procured IaaS/PaaS/SaaS (including professional services) from OCRE cloud providers (find the list of OCRE services in the EOSC Marketplace).

Previous winners demonstrate –

  1. Open Source Trusted Resarch Environments (TRE)
  2. Elastic Kubernetes clusters deployed on multi-Clouds
  3. Flexible Authentication & Authorization Infrastructure-as-a-Service (including HPC)
  4. Cloud native Kubernetes environment working with models which classify hate speech (using GPUs for machine learning)
  5. OpenScienceLabs supporting simulations of HPC workflow


Suitable proposals will demonstrate pan-European service provision, showcasing sustainable distribution mechanisms and methods for making commercial services available to researchers, as well as integration in terms of AAI and the Research and Education federations, supplier service registration, and any other integration opportunities with the EOSC Interoperability Framework.

Please note that individuals or organizations that have already been awarded funding through the EOSC Future procurement scheme mini-competitions are not eligible to apply for this round.


Applicants for this call need to be matched with a commercial cloud service provider in their region (specifically, from the list of OCRE framework contract holders). Please use the catalogue to identify and contact the appropriate  OCRE cloud supplier near you, and then collaborate on a proposal. All OCRE suppliers in EU countries will have been invited to participate and will be responsible for the submission of the proposal for scoring.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the advancement of digital services in the research community. For any inquiries, please contact info@eoscfuture.eu.

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24 May 2023