The Stichting European Grid Initiative (also referred to as “” or “EGI Foundation”) is a not-for-profit foundation established under Dutch law to coordinate and manage the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) on behalf of its members: National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) and European International Research Organisations (EIROs). offers a variety of services to the wider EGI community such overseeing infrastructure operations, coordinating user community support, working with technology providers, representing EGI in collaborative projects, steering strategy and policy development, organising flagship events and publicising the community’ s news and achievements. and its members provide EGI, a pan-European infrastructure of publicly funded computing, storage and data resources to support excellent research and innovation in Europe.

EGI has extended its services portfolio during last year with federated services, in this activity and the other partners of EGI pioneered the federation of cloud services to offer a distributed collaborative cloud environment for the user communities.  Building on over a decade of investment by national governments and the European Commission, EGI supports more than 22,000 researchers across many scientific fields with a wide range of technical services such as high-throughput data analysis, federated cloud, federated operations and community building.