On 5 December 2023, the European Commission approved the IPCEI Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS). A total of 19 companies from seven member states (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain) are participating in this project.
IPCEI CIS is the first IPCEI in the cloud and edge computing domain. It concerns the development of the first interoperable and openly accessible European data processing ecosystem, the multi-provider cloud to edge continuum. It will develop data processing capabilities, and software and data sharing tools that enable federated, energy-efficient and trustworthy cloud and edge distributed data processing technologies and related services. The innovation provided by IPCEI CIS will enable a new spectrum of possibilities for European businesses and citizens, advancing the Digital and Green transition in Europe.
The seven Member States will provide up to €1,2 billion in public funding in the coming years, which is expected to unlock an additional €1,4 billion in private investments.