GÉANT is the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. 

GÉANT mobilises the expertise and experience of hundreds of professionals from among its staff, member organisations, institutions and the wider research and education networking community. Its activities build on the human and other resources that they contribute.

Support: Provision of practical support for members, educators, researchers and other partners to collaborate, innovateshare knowledge and agree on policies and strategies.

Network operations: GÉANT plans, procures, builds and operates large-scale, advanced international high-speed networks, including the 500Gbps pan-European GÉANT network.

Events: Organisation of events such as workshops, meetings, training and conferences, including TNC – Europe’s largest networking conference for research and education;

Services: GÉANT develops, operates and supports services relating to areas such as trust and identity, security and certificationmobility and access, and media and real-time communications.

Expertise: Gathering of community expertise, and providing staff expertise in procurement, project management, community engagement, network operations, and outreach including dissemination and training.

Collaboration: GÉANT liaises with other e-infrastructure organisations, user communities, industry and with the European Union.

Many of the task forces, special interest groups, workshops, conferences and other activities are open to anyone with appropriate expertise, people power, equipment or services. Other activities are carried out by staff or partners in the context of a specific project or as part of the core business of GÉANT.

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