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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.

Antitrust Guidelines

The project “Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud” will support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and aims to pave the way for the development and exploitation of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure, initially based on the needs of European IT-intense scientific research organisations, while also allowing the inclusion of other stakeholders’ needs (governments, businesses and citizens).
Knowing, understanding and applying competition law is a major concern for all players within Helix Nebula, especially as many of them are major players in IT in Europe. Accordingly, Helix Nebula has adopted these Antitrust Guidelines for itself, its members and all attendees, customers and other participants, as guidance in connection with participation in Helix Nebula’s activities.
All participants should note that this document is a general guide only. It is not intended to be a complete and definitive statement of all aspects of competition laws, nor does it advise with respect to the competition laws of all countries. In case of any doubt, one should therefore seek the assistance of legal counsel experienced in competition law matters.


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.