ICDI, the national initiative for the Open Science Cloud created by the main Italian research institutions and animated by GARR, has published a position paper on EOSC's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).
A sad loss in the world of Italian research, professor Nichi D'Amico, president of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), passed away prematurely and suddenly. D'Amico, who was 67, has been president of INAF since 2015 and had been reconfirmed for another four-years mandate in 2019.
Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano, in a scientific partnership with the ICRIOS Center of Università Bocconi, have just presented the pre-acceleration programme for InnoVentureLab startup, a free online program aiming at supporting the creation of new businesses in the Italian scenario.
GARR connectivity with Mix and Namex, the main Italian Internet Exchanges (IXP), was enhanced with two new 100 Gbps links.
The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) has launched a selection for 2 research fellows in the field of big data and AI. Applications close on 18 September.
On the 29 July in Brussels the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Association, an international non-profit association was created for the development and the coordination of the European Open Science Cloud.
Italy has formalised the proposal to build the Einstein Telescope in Sardinia, the third generation pioneering observatory for gravitational waves that will contribute considerably to improve our knowledge of the universe.
The Court of Justice of the EU calls into question the agreements between EU and USA on privacy, considering the guarantees offered to European citizens insufficient: a decision ripe with consequences on the use of public clouds
The Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project announced the publication of its first open funding call focused on consumable commercial cloud and digital services for researchers, available via its frameworks.