The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum

The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum
Building the European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum for business and research

As Europe invests in the development of Cloud, Edge & IoT (CEI) solutions, industry is struggling to adapt to the speed of technological change and the paradigm change that these technologies can bring.

The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum aims to unlock the potential of these transformative technologies by understanding the supply and demand value chains in Europe.

We are bringing together supply and demand side constituents from across Europe to understand the current landscape, establish future market scenarios that ensure that the needs of European businesses and citizens can be met by researchers and innovators in Europe.



OpenContinuum supports the cloud-edge-IoT domain by focusing on the supply side of the computing continuum landscape. Its goal is to foster European strategic autonomy and interoperability through an open ecosystem for the computing continuum, with open source and open standards as two key enablers to be supported and leveraged throughout the community. Such an ecosystem will contain R&I projects in the cloud-edge-IoT portfolio to be coordinated, the diverse community evolved from the current cloud and IoT ones, with the addition of actors, initiatives, and significant alliances. The supply-side nature of OpenContinuum’s agenda will orient the themes and focus of project activities but will not limit the scope of community building. The project’s active landscaping and engagement work will bring the cloud and IoT communities together and express all points of view with a common understanding. It will then provide guidance to European actors to contribute to and lead open-source projects and standardisation efforts.


FluiDOS will deliver a fluid, dynamic, scalable, and trustworthy computing continuum, spanning across devices and unifying edge and cloud in an energy-efficient manner. FluiDOS will build on consolidated operating systems and orchestration solutions, resource sharing in the computing continuum, AI-based optimisation for cost and energy, and a zero-trust paradigm to enable an open, collaborative ecosystem that will support European digital autonomy. Stakeholders will be involved through pilots and demonstrators in the fields of agriculture, energy, and logistics, challenging the project’s ability to adapt to different environments and operating conditions, showcasing its true innovation potential.