10 successful years for GÉANT EU-funded high speed research network
The European Commission is marking the tenth anniversary of GÉANT, the EU-funded high-speed research network. GÉANT has made it possible for scientists both across Europe and globally to work together in real time on ground-breaking research. It gives 40 million researchers in 40 European countries access to the processing power essential to share massive volumes of data needed to study for example the smallest known particles with the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland or to tackle global challenges like finding a cure for epilepsy or setting up early warning systems for typhoons. With fast evolving technology, services and capacity, GÉANT remains the most advanced research network in the world. The Commission, as part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, is committed to supporting and developing information and communications technology (ICT)-based infrastructures like GÉANT so that vast amounts of digital information can be harnessed to benefit both our economies and society as a whole.