Researchers, research institutions, and tender (buyer) groups can take advantage of the OCRE project's cloud vouchers, which are FREE at the point of the user. This is part of OCRE's aim of stimulating the uptake of commercial digital services by researchers.

How to apply


OCRE has put in place several agreements with various organisations and projects that are authorised to evaluate applications for these vouchers for their community members. OCRE is currently in discussion with other potential distributors to further provide this opportunity for more researchers.   

EOSC-hub: EOSC Early Adopter Programme

Researchers and research communities can apply to the EOSC Early Adopter Programme where OCRE has set aside €100,000 in vouchers for applications through EOSC-hub. 

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Exclusive for EURODOC and Marie Curie Alumni Association Members

   

Members of EURODOC and Marie Curie Alumni Association can benefit from cloud vouchers set aside for their organisations. Applicants will be asked to answer a survey,

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Reach out to us

Any questions? Send an inquiry about our vouchers, and be included in our OCRE Community Network now!

 

OCRE Vouchers Available


1. OCRE IaaS Vouchers

From July 2019, OCRE will make available €500,000 to individual researchers, through a voucher model, via the suppliers in the current GÉANT IaaS framework.

These providers which were awarded a contract in the 2016 IaaS tender.

2. OCRE Cloud Vouchers

After the conclusion and announcement of the new resulting services from the OCRE tender, €4.225 million will be made available for use by individual researchers, research institutions, and tender groups for the resulting cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). However, only institutions that are have expressed interest to be included in the OCRE Tender before the 12 September 2019, 18:00 CEST deadline can benefit from these. 

The OCRE tender will be published by October 2019 and concluded by the 1st quarter of 2020. 

As the tender hasn't been concluded yet, these next set of commercial cloud services are still being identified. To keep up to date, we recommend you to join the OCRE Community Network or inquire about the vouchers to be the first to know about them and new services. 

3. OCRE Digital Earth Observation Service Vouchers

Same as the case of the OCRE Cloud Vouchers, €4.725 million in vouchers will be made available for individual researchers, research institutions, and tender groups to use for digital Earth Observation services resulting from the OCRE tender. 

However, only institutions that are have expressed interest to be included in the OCRE Tender before the 12 September 2019, 18:00 CEST deadline can benefit from these. 

The OCRE tender will be published by October 2019 and concluded by the 1st quarter of 2020. 

As the tender hasn't been concluded yet, these next set of commercial cloud services are still being identified. To keep up to date, we recommend you to join the OCRE Community Network or inquire about the vouchers to be the first to know about them and new services.