Two awards for the EASI-CLOUDS project
The recently completed Extensible Architecture and Service Infrastructure for Cloud-aware Software (EASI-CLOUDS) project has received two awards: the Korea EUREKA Day Award and the ITEA Award of Excellence.
The Korea EUREKA Day Award
A Korea EUREKA Day Award was given to the EASI-CLOUDS project in May 2014. The award was announced in the Korea EUREKA Day in Oslo, Norway. EUREKA is an intergovernmental co-operation network for research funding agencies launched in 1985. Its purpose is to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors. The EUREKA Network consists of 41 member countries, and the countries of all EASI-CLOUDS partners have been members since the very beginning. The Korea EUREKA Day Awards feature the most innovative and most commercially viable projects from Europe and Korea.
The ITEA Award of Excellence
The ITEA Board Support Group selected the EASI-CLOUDS project for an ITEA Award of Excellence on Business Impact. The awards were announced in the ITEA-Artemis Co-Summit in March 2015. The ITEA Awards of Excellence are granted to projects which show true European collaboration while producing high-level technical contributions, provide significant results and promote the ITEA programme and its goals. ITEA is the EUREKA Cluster programme supporting innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive research and development projects in the area of Software-intensive Systems and Services.
The project consortium
A total of 30 companies, universities and research institutions from around Europe, Egypt and Korea have worked on the project. The Finnish consortium consisted of F-Secure, Gearshift Group, Innofactor and Leonidas from the industrial side, and Tampere University of Technology and University of Helsinki from the academic side.
University of Helsinki participated in the project through research and development on Software as a Service -platforms and other cloud related software on various levels of the software stack, through spreading awareness of the cloud paradigm by organizing cloud related Code Camps, and through organizing the work of several major deliverables. One of the large plenary meetings for the whole project consortium was organized at our campus in the summer of 2014.
The EASI-CLOUDS project web site can be found here.