The European Commission announced yesterday that the agreement to fund the EGI-InSPIRE project for four years has been signed.
So it's official! EGI is here to stay.
The Commission will contribute 25 million euros (about a third of the total cost of the project) to "enable teams of researchers in different geographical locations to work on a problem as if they were in the same laboratory."
The development of the European Grid Infrastructure is part of the commission's masterplan to establish the freedom of movement of knowledge across members states. This is being hailed as the "fifth freedom" of the European Union, after the free movement of people, goods, capital and services.
Read more in the press release from the EC.