2017 CEF Telecom call - Public Open Data (CEF-TC-2017-3) CEF-TC-2017-3-OpenData Closed!


The priority outcomes of this call for proposals are to exploit public data and supercomputers as a first step to establish a new generation of Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) supporting the Digital Single Market priorities on supercomputers.

Proposed actions should aim to address the issue of scalable exploitation of the massive amount of public and open data available and accessible from different sources, including (but not exclusively) through the European Data Portal. This will be achieved by associating datasets from e.g. public organisations, sectors and countries with the capacity of supercomputers (HPC -High Performance Computers).

The aim is a future new generation of public services exploiting supercomputing facilities and public data to analyse complex combinations of large public datasets in areas of public interest e.g. natural resources (e.g. on soil, forest, water, fish stock...), public infrastructures (e.g. congestion levels), atmospheric data, pollution data, agriculture data (e.g. in relation to pesticide or fertilisers) etc. with the overall goal of a better use of public data for citizens, supporting more optimal use of resources for economic actors and helping fact-based decision making for public authorities.


Proposals must address all of the following:

  • identify the service and a clear set of cases including the targeted application area and/or cross-areas;
  • identify the relevant input data (including public sector datasets) and ensure seamless access;
  • demonstrate the need of using supercomputing resources to achieve the stated goals;
  • demonstrate the availability and the access to supercomputing resources (including an estimation of the required level of such resources), either in-house through applicants, arrangements with supercomputing -facilities and/or contracted as necessary;
  • ensure that relevant datasets (including metadata) resulting from the action are published on a national portal or catalogue that is harvested by the European Data Portal. If such publication on a national portal or catalogue is not possible, applicants must duly justify the reasons why and ensure that the relevant datasets (including metadata) resulting from the action will be made publicly available as open data;
  • ensure that data and associated metadata generated by the supercomputers for the different applications is conformant/interoperable with the standards adopted by the targeted public services, including for seamless upload onto a national/domain related Open Data portal and the European Data Portal.

Proposals may also:

  • identify/develop and integrate the necessary software and adaptitto the datasets;
  • describe the connectivity between data and computer node(s);
  • include business cases to operate the service with the necessary support and maintenance;
  • provide relevant training activities.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 6,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 November 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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