Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion in funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It aims to raise the level of excellence in Europe’s science base and ensure a steady stream of world-class research to secure Europe’s long-term competitiveness. The Irish Institute of Digital Business is directly involved in two Horizon 2020 projects, RECAP and Cloudlightning.


RECAP is a Horizon2020 project that provides novel methodologies, tools and an enabling workflow for automated infrastructure deployment, monitoring, and analytics that result in lower costs and better quality of service.

The project will develop a radically novel concept in the provision of cloud services, where services are elastically instantiated and provisioned close to the users that actually need them via self-configurable cloud computing systems.

About CloudLightning

CloudLightning is a Horizon2020 project that proposes to create a new way of provisioning heterogeneous cloud resources to deliver services, specified by the user, using a bespoke service description language.

The goal of CloudLightning is to address energy inefficiencies particularly in the use of resources and consequently to deliver savings to the cloud provider and the cloud consumer in terms of reduced power consumption and improved service delivery, with hyperscale systems particularly in mind.