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GÉANT the world-class, pan-European research and education (R&E) network, issued its first competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries to carry out Multi-Domain Network Research and Development activities

Enabling innovation

(PresseBox) (Cambridge, ) GÉANT Open Calls are structured around three key themes:
- Theme 1: RTD users/use cases/projects to make use of existing GÉANT production and experimental network facilities.
- Theme 2: Self-contained utility packages of work that can be used by the ongoing RTD work programmes in GN3plus.
- Theme 3: RTD to promote, develop and demonstrate Innovation in a Multi-Domain Research and Education Networking Environment.

Activities will be partly funded rather than fully funded, in alignment with the funding schema defined for research activities by the European Commission (up to 75% of direct costs).

Full details of how to submit a proposal can be found at: The deadline for submissions is 29 May, 2013.

GÉANT Technical Coordinator Michael Enrico commented :

"In order to meet the needs of the R&E community we must maintain excellence in innovation. Our first Open Call opportunity reflects our commitment to GÉANT's users and our vision for GN3plus. The goal for which is to drive knowledge creation and learning in Europe, by delivering world-class connectivity and services."

"We are appealing to the best and brightest minds. We hope to hear from partners with early-stage research projects that could lead to breakthrough networking technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the world-class GÉANT network and help promote the unimpeded movement of scientific knowledge."

Enabling better and faster collaboration GÉANT's role is seen as vital to boosting Europe's competitiveness by enabling better and faster collaboration between research teams worldwide. The network provides the essential bandwidth to support nearly all scientific disciplines, such as those addressing societal challenges such as ageing populations, disease diagnosis and climate change, to big science projects such as high-energy physics and deep space research.

Without high-speed networks researchers would not be able to share, store and access data easily and efficiently across borders. The restrictions created by physically transporting data around the world, as was once the case, would make the analysis of today's massive data sets, completely unviable. GÉANT's superfast network allows seamless collaboration without geographical or bandwidth restriction, providing the essential link in modern scientific high performance computing.

For full details, FAQ's and information on how to apply please visit the GÉANT Open Calls website:


GÉANT is the high speed European communication network dedicated to research and education. In combination with its NREN partners, GÉANT creates a secure, high-speed research infrastructure that serves 40 million users in over 8,000 institutions across 40 European countries. Building on the success of its predecessors, GÉANT has been created around the needs of users, providing flexible, end-to-end services that transform the way that researchers collaborate. GÉANT is at the heart of global research networking through wide ranging connections with other world regions, underpinning vital projects that bridge the digital divide and benefit society as a whole.


DANTE is a non-profit organisation, coordinator of GÉANT, co-funded by the European Commission, and working in partnership with European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to plan, build and operate advanced networks for research and education. Established in 1993, DANTE has been fundamental to the success of pan-European research and education networking. DANTE has built and operates GÉANT, which provides the data communications infrastructure essential to the success of many research projects in Europe. DANTE is involved in worldwide initiatives to interconnect countries in the other regions to one another and to GÉANT.

DANTE currently manages projects focussed on the Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia regions through the EUMEDCONNECT, TEIN, ORIENTplus, AfricaConnect and CAREN projects respectively. For more information, visit