Sustaining the European Science Cloud - Some pragmatic examples of Business model innovations on potential EOSC-related usage

22 Nov 2018

Sustaining the European Science Cloud - Some pragmatic examples of Business model innovations on potential EOSC-related usage

Chair Name and Organisation


Panellists Names and Organisation


  • Mr. Shaun Cairns, Chief Development Officer GEANT
  • Mr. Jurry De la Mar, Account Director for International Research and Space Programs, T-Systems
  • Mrs. Cristina Duma, Leader of the Distributed Systems group at the INFN National Center (CNAF), INDIGO
  • Mr. Fabrizio Gagliardi, ACM Europe Council, former Chairperson
  • Mr. Sergei Yakneen, IT & Computational Biology Expert, EMBL & PanCancer
  • Mr. George Nolis, CEO Lancom
  • Mrs. Federica Rosetta, RELX Group/ Director Global Strategic Network Europe, Elsevier
  • Mr. Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the EIT Health Supervisory Board


Description of the session


As an integral part of the EOSC Pilot project final Stakeholders Forum (SF) event organised in Austria in November 2018, a workshop that captures the spirit of how the “business model innovations could work through EOSC-related usage” would be both timely & critical at this stage of the launch of the EOSC implementation roadmap and which leans towards the need of guidance and support from funding agencies and Member State intervention. In the past twelve months, and since the previous SF edition, the “EOSC-intense community” has gathered relevant and substantial information from policy and project-oriented sources that it should draw upon to put together a stimulating programme with thought-provoking discussions of different stakeholders, such as Scientists, Developer Scientists, Service Developers, Service Providers, Infrastructure Service Providers, EOSC Managers. Different sources of information and subsequent results and guidelines should be drawn upon to ensure the “industry-related” session is both inclusive, involving all relevant EOSC players that also involve service providers engaged with the major research infrastructures. As highlighted in the recent report by the European investment Bank published in July 2018 on Financing the future of supercomputing acknowledges needs of action for EOSC for private industry suggesting that the business model of the EOSC needs to be structured around data, not primarily infrastructure. The unique selling point of the EOSC is the magnitude of data in the context of the convergence of HPC, Big Data & Machine Learning. Moreover, demonstrative use cases and data security are key success factors. The EOSC will be an incentive for private users if there are commercially viable fields of application that are highlighted in its usage. Similarly, security certification would also be a necessary topic to engage private users. In this framework, the main objective of this dedicated to the industry workshop is to provide some very useful insights as to the ways in which the triple helix of industry, academia and the public sector could be activated and work more closely in order to produce interoperable infrastructures, to share data and IP in a secure and trusted fashion, to transfer knowledge and ensure that the best possible service is offered to their respective constituencies. Αn important step towards building a dependable open-data research environment where data from publicly funded research is always open with clear incentives and rewards for the sharing of data and resources could be achieved. The engagement of the industry will be enhanced and its perspectives will be enlightened allowing the industry to highlight how Open Science could be beneficial for them and get a more active role.


  • 14:00 - 14:10 Welcome & introdution from the Chair, Mr. David Pringle, Senior Advisor, Science Business
  • 14:10 - 15:40 Panel Discussion "Some pragmatic examples of Business model innovations on potential EOSC-related usage"
  • 15:40 -16:00 Q/A - Conclusions & Wrap-up