Trusted Cloud

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology promotes and supports 14 national research and development projects on the topic of “Trusted Cloud”. 50 million € are being made available in the funding period of three and a half years. The Hasso Plattner Institute has been responsible for the scientific supervision and the academic coordination of this enterprise during the period of September 1st, 2011 to Dezember 31st, 2012.

In the framework of this accompanying scientific evaluation, the 14 Trusted Cloud projects that have been selected are being analyzed, evaluated as well as coordinated with regard to their content. The set-up of a communication and cooperation network has to be actively promoted. This network aims at linking the individual projects and is supposed to support an active technology transfer directed at the interested German Economy.A further focus is the development and implementation of a sustainability concept that is seeking to secure the long-lasting effects of this funding measure for the benefit of economy and society.

The overall project is grouped into 4 sub-sections:

  1. Evaluation: Scientific and economic analysis of the projects, drafting of valuations and recommendations.
  2. Transfer: Set-up of platforms for communication and cooperation as well as transfer of the results into the public, especially into other fields of funded projects, small and medium enterprises, administration, industry, healthcare segment, information and communication technology sector as well as politics.
  3. Networking: Coordination across projects, interconnection of pilot projects as well as networking with national and international scientific communities and umbrella associations.
  4. Sustainability: Developing a sustainability concept and establishing the brand name "Trusted Cloud made in Germany" with potential support of marketable technologies that have been developed by the funded projects as well as further funding recommendations for the ministry of economics and technology.

Our Team (HPI)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Project leader)
Dr. Ivonne Scherfenberg
Maxim Schnjakin
Elnaz Mazandarani


The consortium consisted of Bearing Point as general contractor (management and technology consulting) together with the subcontractors HPI, A&B One (Communication Agency), Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC, market research and strategic consultancy, software and IT services).

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