Brief description

SWForum (European forum of the software research community) supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will raise awareness and strengthen the competitiveness of the European Software Industry by creating a self-sustainable online forum that facilitates and encourages both researchers and practitioners as well as projects in software, digital infrastructure and cybersecurity to create intersections of expertise and a multidisciplinary approach to research and innovation. This forum seeks to set in place the European research roadmap and offer cross-fertilisation of competencies to all other research and innovation areas. works to enhance the visibility and increase the competitiveness of research and innovation in the field of software technologies, digital infrastructure and cybersecurity, especially European funded Research and Innovation Action (RIA) projects. Moreover, the project aims to introduce best practices and technology transfer opportunities to cross-synergise European excellence.


Oct 2020 to Mar 2023 Ongoing
5G Vertical Industries & Standards
Big Data
Cloud Strategies
Cybersecurity & Privacy
High-Performance Computing
ICT Standards

Our role

Trust-IT leads the activities related to communication, dissemination and development of all branding, graphics, web development and community engagement. Trust-IT will design and roll-out the online platform and online forum, growing the SW community. Trust-IT will also provide input to WP2, especially to the taxonomy definition as part of the work in the project radar. Trust-IT will support UOXF in the market readiness assessments. It will also contribute in the generation of the research roadmaps and in the engagement of end users and industry to help support the Policy dialogue in strengthening EU excellence around software engineering. project officially launched this month and kicked off on 6-7 October 2020 in a virtual consortium meeting. To learn more about the project visit

To keep up to date with what is happening on, don’t forget to subscribe to project's social media channels: Twitter @SWforumEU and LinkedIn/company/swforumeu.


European forum of the software research community - project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation program - under grant agreement no. 957044.