In May 2015, European research ministers agreed to forge ahead with an ambitious project to develop a “science cloud” – an online resource interlinking scientific data, results, and researchers across the EU. The need is clear: The more data-intensive science becomes, the more important it becomes to share that data more efficiently – and that requires new networking and software tools. But how will this happen? At what cost? Who will use it – and, Internet companies ask, who will help build and run it? How can it be made safe from hacking or privacy invasion?
These are among the questions that this Science|Business Network event will examine with experts on the topic from academia, industry and the policy world.