Project deliverable Open Access
Manouselis, Nikos; Kouriantaki, Irene
In the AGINFRA PLUS Sustainability Roadmap, we describe the way in which the technology partners of the consortium are envisioning how the key software infrastructures, services and tools of the project are going to be sustained after the project ends. This deliverable first provides an overview of the key software outcomes and highlights the ones selected for further exploitation. Then, it focuses on the targeted stakeholders and market segments, the business models chosen per targeted
segment, as well as the operational and financial resources required.
After the project’s Mid-Term Review meeting, an early version of this deliverable was prepared and submitted according to the reviewers’ request, to reflect our thinking and approach in terms of sustainability at that point of time. In this new version of the deliverable, we significantly revise, extend and complete our original thinking. It has become clearer to us that in an era of radical digital transformations in the food and agriculture sector, the way in which project outcomes may be positioned and offered to potential users has changed. This creates numerous opportunities for the partners that are interested to continue this investment after the end of the project.
The five (5) key technology offerings that we have decided to continue investing into are the
In terms of large-scale computing facilities and cloud storage resources, the above technology offerings have been powered by the two European e-infrastructures that have been serving as the backbone of the project:
The deliverable has modified and extended its initial scope of describing an “AGINFRA Association”, as the consortium has decided not to move forward with such a legal entity. Not all partners were equally interested in a joint commitment about the way to continue to support and evolve the various project outcomes. It was therefore decided that a select number of partners responsible for the above key AGINFRA PLUS technology offerings (namely, Agroknow, CNR, Pensoft, and EGI) develop jointly a plan about the future of these offerings. To this end, the original title of this deliverable “AGINFRA
Association Blueprint” has been revised to “AGINFRA PLUS Sustainability Roadmap”.
This Roadmap includes the following parts:
AGINFRA PLUS D8.4 AGINFRA PLUS Sustainability Roadmap_M36.pdf