Digital infrastructures are the bridges to allow open, intelligent and integrated access to the massive amount of data that is available nowadays, and to fully exploit its potentials, opening new avenues for research and innovation. Providing these infrastructures is a complex issue that entails a number of decisions and investments in technical, societal, and government areas.
Trust-IT is contributing to the establishment of digital infrastructures by working closely with service providers (data and HPC centres), research organisations and users. Trust-IT’s support in the field of digital infrastructures covers all aspects related to the communication, digital marketing and community building. Thanks to its knowledge of the communities and of the policy landscape, Trust-IT is helping digital infrastructures to accelerate the uptake of the services that they are providing to different market segments, leveraging on its wide international network of contacts belonging both to the private and public sector. Trust-IT facilitates the uptake of the services by designing training programmes for different stakeholders and contributes to their sustainability with the identification and creation of concrete exploitation and sustainability plans.
We are involved in a series of initiatives for the development of digital infrastructures and our commitment covers both vertical markets and broader scenarios, an example of which is our involvement in EUDAT, the collaborative Pan-European digital infrastructure to enable researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment.
With our pragmatic yet rigorous approach, at Trust-IT we perform market analysis, build communities, ensure stakeholders engagement and develop communications strategies to allow research results and leading edge technology to be brought one step forward becoming useful, exploitable tools for business expansion, research progress and overall societal improvement.
In addition Trust-IT is one of the main authors of the booklet “e-Infrastructures: Making Europe the best place for research and innovation” that describes how e-Infrastructure projects funded under the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 are helping researchers tackle the challenges posed by specific societal challenges, confirming its communication and outreach skills.