On the 9-10th of October, 2014 Director of the Institute Romualdas Povilas Petraitis participated at the ICT Proposers' Day in Florence, Italy during which he introduced the cloud computing cluster‘s idea of "Smart data manipulation environment“. The project idea was evaluated by external experts of the programme HORIZON 2020 as innovative, according to the program requirements, and attracted interest of other participants. Idea of "Cloud Cube“ was also presented at the event and received proposals from potential partners.
The event was organized by the DG CONNECT of the European Commission, the Tuscany region (Italy), Florence city Municipality and the University of Florence. The event was dedicated to the creation of consortia and networks, to promote research and innovation in information and communication technologies. The event was attended by more than three thousand scientists, researchers, IT professionals and managers.