Brief description

SWForum (European forum of the software research community) supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is raising awareness and strengthening 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 technologies, 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
ICT Standards & SW Excellence

Our role

Trust-IT leads the activities related to communication, dissemination and development of all branding, graphics, web development and community engagement. Trust-IT has designed and implemented the online platform and online forum, growing the SW community. Trust-ITis also providing input to WP2, especially to the taxonomy definition as part of the work in the Project Radar. Trust-IT is also supporting consortium partner UOXF in the market readiness assessments, and contributing to 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 in 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.


The project aims at improving the cross-fertilisation of the European software-related community across sub-domains, ranging from digital infrastructures -including cloud- to mission-critical embedded systems -including transport-, and in particular among the European funded projects, leading to a strengthening of European competitiveness in software.

Moreover, it will strengthen the uptake of open source in the European software industry, further reinforcing European leadership and competitiveness in this area.

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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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.