Collaboration on a worldwide scale is increasingly important to address global crises and challenges, from climate change to food security, energy supply and medical care for a growing population. Trust-IT Services has been a catalyst for international co-operation since 2003 with partnerships spanning Asia Pacific, Brazil, China, India and the US. The focus ranges from biodiversity research and policy and ICT analysis and policy dialogue to addressing interoperability of research infrastructures and 'big data' challenges with the aim of supporting multidisciplinary research across geographical boundaries.
EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity (EUBrazilOpenBio) supports researchers in tackling grand challenges facing biodiversity. OpenBio deploys an open-access platform that federates and integrates existing European and Brazilian infrastructures, tools and services. It fosters open access not only to data but also to tools and resources to enable the wider research community to benefit from advanced technologies.
Trust-IT plays a central role in promoting the goals and achievements of EUBrazilOpenBio:
Euro-India SPIRIT: Euro-India Synchronisation of Policy Initiatives & Research and Innovation Trajectory
Based on the foundations and achievements of successful initiatives like EuroIndia2004, MONSOON and ICT Cooperation Initiative, Euro-India SPIRIT engaged with EU and Indian ICT stakeholders at a level where policy formulation pertaining to research can be aligned and supported to identify the priorities of key research stakeholders and constituencies.
The work done in the EUMEDGRID project has led to a pilot Grid Infrastructure which covers almost all the Mediterranean Area, EUMEDGRID Support. EUMEDGRID-Support promotes the deployment and usage of e-Infrastructures in the Mediterranean Area, supporting new and existing applications, awakening the interest of stakeholders and policy makers, preserving and expanding the existing e-Science human network, enlarging and training this community, and maintaining continuity to e-Infrastructures, which are operating in synergy with existing and future European e-Infrastructures.
The goal of the Project EU-IndiaGrid2 proposes to capitalise on the achievements of the first EU-IndiaGrid project and to make use of the momentum attained in e-Infrastructures evolution in Europe and India aiming at proceeding towards sustainable e-Infrastructures across Europe and India for the benefit of scientific, educational and technological cooperation across the two continents.
Trust-IT was the Communications Strategy and Conference Organiser for the ECHOGRID project (2007-2008) and defining communities in China & in Europe actively adopting Grid computing. In Co-operation with National Technical University of Athens (Greece), ATOS Origin (Spain), Engineering Ingegneria informatica S.p.A., Italy - Thales, France. From China: Beihang University (China), Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences - National University of Defence Technology (China), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, (China) coordinated by GEIE ERCIM (France).
The 2006 Euro-South East Asia ICT Forum (EUSEA 2006) aiming to provide an open co-operation platform for South East Asians and Europeans to foster business, research and regulatory co-operation, organised an event that attracted the most influential European and South East Asian ICT leaders that had the opportunity to forge new alliances and to discuss scientific advances and explore future ICT trends. The event took place in Singapore from 19th-20th June 2006 during the imbX event.
Trust-IT representatives were commissioned by the EC in 2004 to organise in its entirety, from Pisa, the first event International co-operation ICT event entitled: "EuroIndia 2004". Over 1,200 ICT European & Indian IT experts from academia, research and industry attended the Taj Palace in New Delhi, India for three days to discuss ICT trends and innovation. Principal sponsors: Alcatel, Infosys, SAP & ST Microelettronics.Euro-India ICT Co-operation:
Ravi Jain, Vice-President, Tech Mahindra Ltd, remarked, 'Euro-India ICT Co-operation (2002 to present) provides Indian enterprises with the opportunity to interact and network with experts from industry and academia. This coming together helps actors to innovate and develop solutions with the help of Information and Communication Technologies, addressing the challenges that we all face'.
"Trust -IT possesses a rich experience in dealing with ICT actors and institutions in Europe and Asia and a reservoir of knowledge of the research ecosystems. Their range of skills in communication, dissemination and organisation of a broad range of thematic events have brought critical value to several EU-India international cooperation projects in ICT research that I have been part of. Understanding and assimilating a new environment or a new topic and getting operational with the right human resources and skillset, to my mind, are their core strengths."
Ashok Kar, Managing Director, Infra Technologies Sarl, France