100 Gbit/s Science, Technology and Society Network

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1. identification and framework

  • Code: 01/SAICT/2017 - SAICT (Research Infrastructure Projects)
  • Title: Projects of Development and Implementation of Research Infrastructures inserted in the RNIE
  • OperationalProgramme: Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme
  • Thematic objective: OT 1 - Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
  • Investment Priority: PI 1.1 - Strengthening of research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure
  • Intervention typology: TI 45 - Scientific and technological research
  • Start Date: 1 October 2017
  • End Date: 30 September 2022

2. Amounts involved

NIF: 503904040
Entity : Foundation for Science and Technology
Eligible: 17 243 185,40 euros
ERDF support: 13 013 584,79 euros

3. Implementation

Financial Implementation

Eligible executed budget: EUR 8 618 380.17 (50%)
ERDF support obtained: EUR 8 536 703.24 (66%)

Operational Execution

Execution rate: 66%.

4. Key Moments

2 November 2017: Submission of the Terms of Acceptance to the funding entity
1 October 2017: Project start
21 October 2019 : Approval of the 1st temporal and financial reprogramming, with the acquisition of communication equipment for the local networks of a set of higher education institutions
13 November 2020: Inaugurations in Bragança (IPB) and Vila Real (UTAD) of the first two national academic network access upgrades, with the presence of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor
17 March 2021: Approval of the 2nd temporal reprogramming, with the extension of the project's execution period for another 12 months, until 30 September 2022

5. Project Summary


  • Develop national capabilities for communication and big data computing to meet the most demanding technological needs of the national research community;
  • Develop national capacities for shared hosting of digital research infrastructures;
  • To provide advanced collaboration services enabling the national scientific community to participate in projects of strategic interest;
  • To promote innovation and knowledge through the development of open access capacities to research data, knowledge and other research resources by universities, polytechnics and national research units;
  • To reduce the digital divide that currently exists between national research poles and to promote equal opportunities for collaboration and participation in international projects with high connectivity and computing requirements;
  • To foster the creation of distributed and/or virtual digital research infrastructures.

Territorial framework

North: 35.38%
Centro: 30.45%
Lisboa: 18.87%
Alentejo : 13.00%
Algarve: 2.30%

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