The European Cloud, Edge, & IoT Continuum is part of the EU Research Agenda and aims to facilitate the business and technical convergence of Cloud, Edge and IoT, unlocking the potential of these transformative technologies.
Two EU-funded CSA projects funded under Horizon Europe, Open Continuum (fosters an open ecosystem for European strategic autonomy) and Unlock CEI (helps accelerate the deployment of the Cloud-Edge-IoT computing continuum on the demand side) have formed a key partnership to coordinate and support the many research activities in this space and aim to understand the supply and demand value chains in Europe.
The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum will bring an inclusive vision supporting actionable recommendations and solutions for the next generation of CEI for researchers, industry, and policymakers. By establishing partnerships, the initiative intends to guide its stakeholders towards defining an integrated, open ecosystem built around open source, open standards, and the effective blending from cloud to edge and IoT. Together, these two projects aim to increase European competitiveness and create a seamless, secure, sovereign, and sustainable internet infrastructure.
As well as enabling prosperity in the CEI domain, the initiative will aid with the twin transition (digital and carbon-neutral) process and promote environmental sustainability as a core value of the open ecosystem for the European computing continuum.
Upholding the growth of green ICT is essential for meeting the European Green Deal objectives.