Research infrastructures, as providers of advanced services and as procurers of leading-edge technologies, have an innovation potential that has not always been sufficiently exploited. Opportunities provided by the development of components, instruments, services and knowledge for the implementation and upgrade of research infrastructures, could be better exploited to push the limits of existing technologies. There is a clear innovation potential associated with procurement from industry during the construction and upgrade of research infrastructures.

The electronic infrastructures calls support the European policies on open research data, data and computing intensive science, research and education networking, high-performance computing and big data innovation10. Its implementation will be informed by the following principles:

Service orientation: The whole work programme aims at supporting a service oriented European e-infrastructure landscape catalysing new knowledge and innovative ICT solutions by global and multidisciplinary research. All projects will contribute to the production of a high quality catalogue of services describing the services that they will provide during the lifetime of the project or that they intend to develop during the project.

Maximizing and assessing the impact of the e-infrastructures: Proposals should define, collect and make available key performance indicators (KPIs) in support of operational, technical and socio-economic impact assessment. Proposals should plan for active participation in international fora and community-led consensus building initiatives to promote data and computing infrastructure interoperability such as the Research Data Alliance.

Co-Design: In order to successfully achieve the work programme objectives and to increase the scope, depth and economies of scale of e-infrastructures, the Commission encourages that consortia applying to all topics, in particular to those in the platform-driven and user-driven innovation themes, are composed by a balanced set of partners with complementary competences and roles.

Open Research Data: Producers and users of research data will benefit from more systematically opening it to broad access, depositing and accessing their data with the objective to make research data discoverable, accessible, assessable, intelligible, useable, and wherever possible interoperable.

H2020 as a catalyst of the European plan for growth and jobs: Horizon 2020 encourages synergies with other European Union Funds, with appropriate provisions not to cover the same cost items. INFRAEDI calls is devoted to realization of these objectives.

On the other hand; The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (which is a 1 billion Euro joint initiative between the EU and European countries including Turkey)  plans to open calls in high performance computing domain in years 2019 and 2020.