SIENA Project wins award

SIENA Project wins award

The SIENA Project, in which the e-Research Centre is a partner, won a prize at the 10th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting in Brussels, this week. The awards highlighted the best success stories from the FP7 Capacities funding programme in e-Infrastructures, with SIENA winning 2nd Prize in the Competitive Industries section of the competition.


SIENA (Standards and Interoperability for e-Infrastructures Implementation Initiative) is funded by the GÉANT and e-Infrastructure Unit of the European Commission. 

The SIENA project is a six-member, pan-European consortium representing enterprise, standards organisations, and academic institutions: Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain; European Chapter of the Open Grid Forum EEIG (OGF.eeig), UK; Oxford e-Research Centre, UK; ATOS Origin, Spain; National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. 

The main strategic objective of SIENA is to accelerate and co-ordinate the adoption and evolution of interoperable Distributed Computing Infrastructures through engagement with industry, standards development organisations and major stakeholders to forge community agreements on best practices and standards for distributed computing. 

The main output of the project will be the “European Roadmap on Grid and Cloud Standards for e-Science and beyond” through close liaison with the European Commission. More information can be found on the SIENA Channel (, also a dynamic repository for distributed computing infrastructure content.

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