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) and cloud funding. This is part of OCRE's aim of stimulating the uptake of commercial digital services by researchers.

OCRE Cloud Funding


On 15 September, the second wave Cloud Funding Call was launched for research projects to receive cloud adoption funding. €1 million is currently available for use by research projects at individual institutions for cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).  

Ensuring the transparent and fair distribution of these adoption funds is the OCRE Expert Advisory Board which is formed of independent experts external to the OCRE consortium.

Learn more about this call or apply now for funding for your project.

To receive notice of upcoming calls, research institutions interested in putting forward projects for OCRE funding can express their interest in these calls here:

 

OCRE Digital Earth Observation Services Funding


Same as the case of the OCRE Cloud Funding, about €4.5 million in adoption funding will be made available for individual researchers, and research projects to use for digital Earth Observation services resulting from the OCRE dynamic Earth Observation tender. 

Ensuring the transparent and fair distribution of these adoption funds is the OCRE Expert Advisory Board which is formed of independent experts external to the OCRE consortium.

The first Earth Observations funding call will launch on 14 October. 

Sign up now for the launch webinar or learn more about upcoming calls!

To receive notice of upcoming calls, research institutions interested in putting forward projects for OCRE funding can express their interest in these calls here:

 

OCRE IaaS Vouchers


OCRE will make available €400,000 to individual researchers, through a voucher model, via suppliers selected from the current GÉANT IaaS framework. At present, only vouchers from CloudSigma are in distribution. 

Learn more about the features available from CloudSigma especially for the successful recipients of the vouchers through OCRE. 

OCRE CloudSigma IaaS Vouchers

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.

Eurodoc and Marie Curie Alumni Association Members

   

As a direct path to the long-tail of science - the grassroots researchers, OCRE has entered into an agreement with Eurodoc and the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) to distribute cloud vouchers to their members that apply for them. 

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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. Applications are accepted periodically through Calls. As of the end of 2019, the 1st and 2nd Calls have been concluded.

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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!