Cloud for Europe supported public sector cloud use as collaboration between public authorities and industry. The project identified obstacles, found innovative solutions and has built trust in European cloud computing.
Cloud for Europe used pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The pre-commercial procurement identified innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs, but also provided better information to public procurers about the potential of cloud services.
The project started in June 2013 and ran until 30 June 2017. It was co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).