TransContinuum Initiative Press Release

Eight European associations and projects commit to the Trans- Continuum Initiative to promote cross-domain collaboration for EU R&D programmes

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The TransContinuum is the unison of related digital technologies that offers solutions…

Press Release

The TransContinuum is the unison of related digital technologies that offer solutions for the operation of complex data workflow systems. In this continuum, HPC plays a central role as the engine propelling AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, and Mathematical components to work together.

The TransContinuum Initiative, or TCI, is developing a vision of the characteristics of the infrastructure required for the convergence of data and compute capabilities in many leading-edge industrial and scientific use scenarios. A paradigm change is needed: we will have to design systems encompassing millions of computing devices distributed over scientific instruments, IoT, supercomputers, and Cloud systems through LAN, WLAN, and 5G networks.

The ambition of TCI is also to become a meeting place of experts representing various disciplines in both science and industry – an asset that Europe can apply in the resolution of its other challenges such as healthcare, climate change, or smart cities.


Pascale Bernier-Bruna (ETP4HPC Communication Manager)

TCI Objectives

The TransContinuum Initiative will focus on collaboration towards five objectives:

  • Elaborate joint recommendations for R&D to be carried out in EU- or JU-funded work programmes addressing challenges in the digital continuum.
  • Engage with EU Research & Innovation funding entities to promote our recommendations.
  • Generate and foster an interdisciplinary network of experts in science and industry.
  • Contribute to Strategic Research [and Innovation] Agendas or any other road-mapping documents issued by participating partners, specifically on interdisciplinary technical aspects, with a view to extending the concept of co-design to cover the entire continuum
  • Contribute to the 5 Horizon Europe missions (adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, cancer, healthy oceans, seas coastal and inland waters, climate-neutral and smart cities, soil health, and food.) One of the first pragmatic actions will be to design the contribution of the Digital Twin enabler to the Horizon Europe missions.

TCI Partners

The foundations of the work to be carried out by the TCI have now been defined in a Vision document signed by eight organizations:

  • 5G IA, the 5G Infrastructure Association,
  • AIOTI, the Alliance of Internet Of Things Innovation,
  • BDVA, the Big Data Value Association,
  • CLAIRE, the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe,
  • ECSO, the European Cybersecurity Organization,
  • ETP4HPC, the European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing,
  • EU-Maths-In, the European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation,
  • HiPEAC project (High-Performance Embedded Architecture and Compilation).

TCI Vision Document

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HiPEAC is the premier network for researchers and industry in computing systems. Our members are developing computing systems for the whole continuum, and therefore the TransContinuum concept is familiar to us. We are very pleased to see that the TransContinuum initiative will enhance the collaboration between eight associations and strengthen the position of Europe in computing systems

Koen De Bosschere, Coordinator


ECSO is proud to be part of such an important initiative which endeavours to strengthen inter-disciplinary collaboration and provide harmonisation across European R&D&I priorities including cybersecurity. The launch and establishment of this cooperation sets an important milestone in the development of a com- mon European vision for capability building

Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General


The TransContinuum Initiative has the ambition to bring global solutions encompassing a number of digital technologies with the aim to support any digital use cases and to offer a ‘single door’ to any vertical sector. The 5G IA fully supports this goal and approach and is, therefore, a partner of the TransContinuum Initiative. Digital infrastructures are one of the main pillars of the Digital Economy and our sector has to work together with other domains to maximise impact on the benefit of the economy and society at large

Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board


We live in an era of mathematics. Its influence permeates economic and social activity and its influence and impact are profound. Yet its role is not well understood, we are not using it as well as we could and should, and we are investing too little. We are delighted to be on board the TransContinuum Initiative where, together with the other seven associations, we can work on strengthening the role of Europe in mathematical modeling and algorithms as well as the HPC, IA, and Data area using mathematics as a key enabling technology.

Wil Schilders
Former EU-MATHS-IN President


AIOTI is working on several initiatives that are at the heart of the connectivity, IoT, data, edge and cloud computing and AI continuum. Our collaborative efforts will shed light on how the TCI can be smoothly inte- grated into practical applications across sectors and across Europe.

Jurgen Sturm, Chairman of the Man- agement Board


We are delighted that the collaborative work initiated with five other associations to prepare the latest edition of our Strategic Research Agenda now lives on and develops into the TransContinuum Initiative. This is a first step towards the necessary synchronisation of European efforts across domains

Pierre Panziera, chairman