HOLA CLOUD - Effective collaboration for European RD and Innovation in software, services and Cloud computing: Knowledge discovery and Roadmapping

Project start: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Project end: 
Saturday, 31 December, 2016
Project Website: 
http://www.holacloud.eu/

HOLA CLOUD targets all the stakeholders of the R&D domain in the field of Software, Services and Cloud computing including researchers, industrial players, related national and EU funded projects but also policy makers.

All these stakeholders have the common need to quickly and easily access updated information, obtain relevant contacts, identifythe most recent and effective solutions, and compare their research, industrial and policy strategies in their domain.

Furthermore, to keep on top of competitiveness and growth, it is vital to be continuously updated on forefront technologies, so as to ensure that the internal R&D strategies are aligned with the future directions these technologies are taking.

How will your solution/service benefit the end-user? 

HOLA CLOUD will build an advanced on-line portal and knowledge repository that ensures the persistent access to information for all stakeholders. This is a one-stop-shop for identifying projects, key players, suppliers, startups and early-stage technologies in the field of Cloud Computing and Software and Services.

This innovative platform will be supported by :

  • The Cloud Futures Conference series: a central element for and effective collaboration and roadmapping and at the same time addressing critical needs from the community behind European R&D and Innovation in Software, Services and Cloud computing.
  • The Cloud Hackademy: a series of events designed for supporting SMEs in ideating, launching, assessing, promoting or consolidating their innovation opportunities for cloud-based service provisioning
  • The Cloud Hackademy: a series of events designed for supporting SMEs in ideating, launching, assessing, promoting or consolidating their innovation opportunities for cloud-based service provisioning
  • The joint Roadmapping exercise to understand how the competitive position of the European Software, Services and Cloud Computing sector could be improved, and identify the way for achieving this vision, by setting mid/long term R&D priorities towards 2030.
Go to Market Strategy (AKA - Potential exploitation strategy) 

As main output of the Cloud Forward conferences, this Cloud Forward Roadmap aims at setting mid/long term R&D priorities of the areas of Software, Services and Cloud Computing. The major challenges identified by the community and requiring R&D activity to improve cloud computing and to move beyond conventional cloud computing are:

  • policies (legal concerns, rights) security and privacy;
  • overcoming proprietary platform lock-in;
  • appropriate business models for organisations utilising cloud computing to justify the switch from legacy environments;
  • appropriate interfaces for end-users, application developers and system administrators