The European Cloud Industrial Alliance (EUCLIDIA) is an industry alliance made up of SMEs active in the cloud industry. Members are cloud SMEs that develop and supply hardware or software for IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, and which are majority owned by European-based shareholders.
EUCLIDIA has the mission to foster innovation in the European cloud space, specifically for the supply and operation of cloud infrastructures. The association is dedicated to promote the opportunity in creating a strong eco-system and SME-friendly environment in the European cloud sector.
By having a close dialogue with relevant stakeholders, including industry actors and policymakers, EUCLIDIA will carry out advocacy and cooperation to foster innovation. Efforts are focused on achieving 10+ distributed edge cloud platforms in Europe through government or EU funding, and a broader ecosystem through advocacy for availability of data and appropriate regulatory frameworks.
The association is funded by membership fees directly or through partner organisations.
Some members of EUCLIDIA are also members of Gaia-X. However, EUCLIDIA and Gaia-X are quite different in nature and goals.
It is the same difference as between a telecom infrastructure vendor and a telecom operator. EUCLIDIA focuses on cloud industrials rather than on cloud providers.
Through EUCLIDIA, SMEs in the cloud sector will have a voice that will champion innovative companies, and work to improve the conditions in which the members operate in.
After checking your eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding the application process.
SMEs who are suppliers of hardware or software for cloud infrastructure, that are majority owned by European-based shareholders are eligible for full membership. This includes cloud service providers ready to licence part or all of their technological assets to selected parties (ex. governments).
Relevant Europe-based industry partners (e.g. cloud service providers, suppliers, etc.) are eligible for associate membership.
SMEs who are suppliers of hardware or software for cloud infrastructure, that are majority owned by European-based shareholders, are eligible for full membership. This includes cloud service providers ready to licence part or all of their technological assets to selected parties (ex. governments).
Relevant Europe-based industry partners to suppliers of hardware or software for cloud infrastructure, that are majority owned by European-based shareholders, are eligible for associate membership.
Full members become part of EUCLIDIA's board. The board decides on the action plan for the period ahead, provides guidelines and reviews progress made.
Associate members may use their affiliation in public materials and take part and receive updates on the association’s work, progress and objectives.
Partner organisations are non-profit organisations such as foundations or associations that endorse EUCLIDIA. They sometimes provides resources, financing, tax breaks or access to European institutions.
The association’s activities are defined and carried out entirely independently by a Board composed of representatives designated by the members’ organizations.