The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum will be supported by the joint effort of two Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), namely Open Continuum and UNLOCK CEI, which will cooperate to realise a pathway for the understanding and development of the CEI Continuum, focussing respectively on the supply and demand sides of the CEI Continuum

Focus on the Cloud-Edge-IoT industrial opportunities and demand-side drivers in Europe

UNLOCK CEI will focus on one of the main objectives of the initiative, i.e. to understand the market needs and industrial requirements for the development of the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum to help accelerate its deployment by identifying demand-side drivers, challenges and business opportunities which are driving demand value chains and providing insights and guidance to business users, providers and research projects in this domain.

Focus on supply-side open source and open standards opportunities

Open Continuum will focus on fostering European strategic autonomy and interoperability through an open ecosystem for the computing continuum, with a key role for Open Source and Open Standards as enablers and routes to effective and widespread adoption. This activity focuses on the supply-side of the computing continuum and it blends and unifies the Cloud, Edge, and IoT domains at the conceptual, technological, and community levels.