Cloud Associations

In this corner, you can find the most relevant Cloud initiatives related to HORIZON CLOUD in Europe.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

CNCF serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects providing foundations for the development of cloud native applications, fostering collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors. Projects part of CNCF include Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy.

Cloud Standards Coordination (CSC)

The Cloud Standard Coordination (CSC) is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The initiative delivered a series of reports, which underwent a public review and feedback cycle to be finally published in their final, ETSI-compliant form.

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative creates an Internet that respects human and societal values, privacy, participation and diversity, and builds upon the capability to provide a secure, decentralised and performant network and service infrastructure, which relies on advanced CloudComputing.

European IoT Large Scale Pilot

The European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots programme gathers Horizon 2020 projects focusing on the development and adoption of IoT by testing and validating new concepts, technologies and solutions via large scale pilots. The amount of data generated by IoT has pushed for an increasing adoption of Cloud Computing and on-demand delivery of computing power, database storage, applications and IT resources.

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European Data Infrastructure (EDI) are high-level initiatives promoted by the European Commission in the context of the European Cloud Initiative to provide all researchers, innovators, companies and citizens with seamless access to an open-by-default, efficient and cross-disciplinary environment for storing, accessing, reusing data, tools, publications and any EOSC Resource for research, innovation and educational purposes.

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA)

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with 200 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organizations. BDVA is the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the Big Data Value PPP program.

FIWARE Foundation

The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE mission by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members including end users, developers and rest of stakeholders in the entire ecosystem.


With GAIA-X, representatives from politics, business and science from France and Germany, together with other European partners, create a proposal for the next generation of a data infrastructure for Europe: a secure, federated system that meets the highest standards of digital sovereignty while promoting innovation.