The PaaSport consortium combines multidisciplinary competences and resources from the industry, the academia and the research community. It constitutes a well-balanced consortium consisting of twelve (12) partners representing non-profit Software SME Associations, end-user IT/Software SMEs, research institutes, universities, and industrial partners from seven (7) EU member states and associated countries, i.e. Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, Latvia and Turkey. This multinational cooperation is essential in order to implement the rising requirements of the European Software and Services Industry and address the business needs of the end-user organizations (in particular the Small to Medium Sized Businesses) across the enlarged Europe in the area of exploring the synergy of service oriented architectures and Cloud computing. Thus, the PaaSport project brings together a team of experienced partners dedicated to contributing, each in their respective area of expertise, to the successful implementation of the project objectives.

PaaSport consortium consists of:

  • four (4) Software SME Associations, which will collect and summarize the multidisciplinary requirements of their members with regard to the decision making support upon the appropriate Cloud platform selection and the effective software applications deployment, constituting the driving force for the large-scale adoption and further utilization and commercialization of the project’s results. The participating SME-AGs gather a critical mass of Software SMEs, summarizing and homogenizing diverse trends, cultures and philosophies, by representing the Mediterranean and Balkan Europe (TBV), the Baltic and Enlarged Europe (LIKTA), the Nordic and Scandinavian Europe (GCM), and the Central and Western Europe (BiTMI). Thus, the targeted software development SMEs originate from and are targeted to both countries with highly demanding and competitive IT markets (that intend to be dominated by the big software vendors), or from countries with low ICT absorption with however growing potential. The reason for their participation in the consortium was to strengthen and leverage software generation, delivery and maintenance capabilities of the Software SMEs in these countries, as well as boost and provide a strategic competitive advantage to these Software SMEs to be able to expand their business portfolios.
  • six (6) RTD performers, who will undertake the project’s research activities on behalf of the participating Software SME Associations and deliver the proposed project’s results, including:
    • one (1) research institutes, i.e. NUIG, with rich experience in Cloud interoperability, service-oriented architectures, service-oriented enablement, ontologies and semantic web technologies, semantic services and resources models, and semantic annotation mechanisms;
    • one (1) technology centre, i.e. SBZ translating innovative technologies and applications into practice having teams with Cloud Computing know-how, specialized in requirements collection, analysis and prioritization, as well as technology mediation and transfer;
    • one (1) university, i.e. UCY, with rich experience in Cloud, Grid and Internet computing, as well as in Service Monitoring and Lifecycle Management;
    • one (1) university, i.e. IHU, with significant experience in Ontologies, Vocabularies and Semantic Models in the Cloud Computing Cloud Interoperability and Interoperability domains;
    • one (1) R&D performing SME, i.e. CAS, with vast interest in platform-as-a-service technologies, Cloud computing and interoperability, service governance, and integration technologies;
    • one (1) technology provider with large scale IT integration background, i.e. SingularLogic, with rich experience in Software-as-a-Service technologies, system integration and testing, Semantic Web and Cloud and System interoperability technologies;
  • two (2) end-user partners with discrete end-user roles within the context of the project which will serve as proof-of-concept demonstrators, representing two heterogeneous software markets, i.e. the Enlarged Europea one (DIYALOGO), and the Mediterranean and Balkan one (UBITECH), including:
    • a software solution and services provider SME (i.e. UBITECH), interested in utilising the proposed platform and tools as a decision making mechanism for the selection of the appropriate Cloud platform and the effective software applications deployment; and
    • a software intensive, high-tech research-oriented SME (i.e. DIYALOGO) set to capitalize on the massive global potential of Cloud computing, with regard to the provision of world-class Cloud Offerings of the companies that is associated with;

Consortium Members: SME Associations

Consortium Members: RTD Performers

  • CAS Software AG
  • International Hellenic University
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
  • SingularLogic S.A.
  • Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH
  • University of Cyprus (UCY) – Laboratory of Internet Computing (LINC)
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