MEDINA contributes to new approaches and open-source developments relevant for the IPCEI-CIS and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud
29 Oct, 2023
By Juncal Alonso (TECNALIA)

On 5-6 of October, MEDINA team members participated in the NexusForum2023 summit, a face-to-face event aimed at exploring technological synergies between the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud, the EU companies and Members States involved in the IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) on Cloud Infrastructure and Services, and the community of research and innovation projects developed in the framework of the Horizon Europe programme. This event was organized by the EUCloudEdgeIoT initiative and is supported by the effort of two Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), namely Open Continuum and UNLOCK-CEI, which cooperate focussing respectively on the supply and demand sides of the CEI  (Cloud-to-Edge-IoT) Continuum.

MEDINA participated in two sessions as explained below:

  • CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP: This workshop was organized along with other 3 workshops on the top technological priorities that the EU industry and research ecosystem are expected to address in the short and medium term in key areas such as Sovereignty & Open Source, Interoperability, Cybersecurity, and Sustainability, defined by the EU Cloud Alliance. The session was chaired by 2 members of the MEDINA team, Björn Fanta (FABASOFT) and Juncal Alonso (TECNALIA). In this session the discussion was framed around the “Solutions/approaches/actions/initiatives to ensure compliance with cybersecurity schemes and legislation, EUCS etc.” where the outcomes and lessons learnt from the MEDINA project were discussed with the audience.

  • HIGH-IMPACT HORIZON EUROPE PROJECTS: MEDINA was presented by Juncal Alonso in the session on high-impact EU-funded research and innovation actions, where new approaches and open-source developments that are especially relevant for the IPCEI-CIS and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud were presented. MEDINA was the only project focusing on the notion of automatic and continuous cybersecurity compliance, which was well appreciated by the audience, who expressed interest and need for this research topic.