EU project OpenWebSearch.eu officially kicked-off in Berlin
OpenWebSearch.EU has kicked-off with a consortium meeting in Berlin. 46 representatives of the project partners got together in a hybrid meeting format in September to exchange ideas and make plans for the successful execution of the project. The meeting was hosted by DLR-PT in a new building in Berlin-Südkreuz.
The opening session was kicked off by greetings from Dieter Kranzmüller (BADW-LRZ), Uwe Heitmann from DLR-PT, and Jorge Gasos and Stergios Tsiafoulis from DG CONNECT. The warm welcome of the guests gave an energetic basis for the following interactive gathering.
“The kick-off with its interactive sessions is of great value for project progress. The in-person meeting format was a big help for knowledge exchange, requirement gathering, and expectation sharing. It would not be an exaggeration to state that all participants were very motivated and actively contributed to lively discussions and break-out sessions” says Dr. Megi Sharikadze, Lead of the LRZ Research Coordination and Support Team.
The kick-off builds the foundation for the further cooperative work of the 14 partner organizations in 8 workpackages, comments Ms. Sharikadze: “In aiming to develop a decentralized, inter-organizational infrastructure as planned in the project, teamwork and co-design are of utmost importance. The project partners could realize that, in this respect, the kickoff provided a solid foundation. We look forward to successful events like this and impactful project results as a follow-up.”
About the project
The OpenWebSearch.EU project is funded with 8.5 million euros from the EU’s Horizon Europe research framework programme (No. 101070014). The 14 partners will initially work together for a period of three years.
List of project partners
1. University of Passau, Germany (uni-passau.de)
2. Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany (lrz.de)
3. Stichting Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands (ru.nl)
4. Leipzig University, Germany (uni-leipzig.de)
5. Graz University of Technology, Austria (tugraz.at)
6. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany (dlr.de)
7. VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, IT4Innovations, Czech Republic (www.vsb.cz)
8. European Organization for Nuclear Research – CERN, Switzerland (home.cern)
9. Open Search Foundation, Germany (opensearchfoundation.org)
10. A1 Slovenija, telekomunikacijske storitve, d. d., Slovenia (a1.si)
11. CSC-Tieteen Tietotekniikan Keskus Oy, Finland (csc.fi)
12. Stichting Nlnet, Netherlands (nlnet.nl)
13. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany (uni-weimar.de)
14. SUMA-EV – Association for Free Access to Knowledge, Germany (suma-ev.de)
About Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation. It aims to build a knowledge- and innovation-based society and a competitive economy while contributing to sustainable development. The programme contributes to the implementation of the European Commission’s guidelines.