Click here to subscribe to the Helix Nebula Newsletter


Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s top research institutions dedicated to basic research in the molecular life sciences. It is funded by 20 member states, mostly European, and Australia as associate member. The main laboratory is in Heidelberg (DE) and with EMBL outstations in Grenoble,  Hamburg, Monterotondo and Hinxton. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary.

In the Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud project, EMBL was the sponsor of the Genomic Assembly in the Cloud flagship use case.

Partner Type: 


Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.