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CERN shortlisted in the Innovation Procurement of the Year" by the Procura+ Awards 2019

02 July 2019

CERN, as leader of the HNSciCloud initiative, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Procura+ Award as "Innovation Procurement of the Year", in the sub-category "Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT", recognising the outstanding application of Procurement of Innovation and Pre-commercial procurement of ICT.


HNSciCloud providing innovative solutions for data intensive science

The Swiss public research institutions CERN, together with nine European public research instutions, had the goal to procure cutting-edge cloud based data storage and computing services for research and science purposes. In a joint pre-commercial procurement, the organisations purchased the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) hybrid cloud platform, which links commercial cloud service providers and publicly funded research organisations’  in-house IT resources to provide innovative solutions supporting data intensive science.

About Procura+ Awards

The Procura+ Awards reward successful, already running, sustainable and innovative public procurements. These procurements lead to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure.
 With this Award the Procura+ Network wants to showcase sustainable and innovation procurement in practice.

Award Ceremony

The Procura+ Award Ceremony will take place at the Nordic Edge Expo on September 24. The Expo takes place from September 24 - 26 in Stavanger, Norway.