​GÉANT and TEIN*CC strengthen ties through new MoU

Amsterdam, NL and Cambridge, UK | 12 June 2018

tein_signing.jpgErik Huizer (CEO GÉANT) and Hye-Joo Yoon (President TEIN*CC) signing the partnership agreement at TNC18 

GÉANT and Korea-based TEIN*CC (TEIN* Cooperation Center) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at TNC18 in Trondheim, reaffirming their commitment to strengthen cooperation in support of R&E communities across Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

TEIN*CC had entered previous partnership agreements with DANTE (2012) and TERENA (2014) which are now brought together into a single MoU, reflecting the existing long-standing relationship between European and Asia-Pacific R&E networking organisations. 

tein_signing2.jpgThe following cooperation and support intentions were agreed upon in the memorandum: 

  • maintain the interconnection of TEIN, the Asia-Pacific regional network, with GÉANT (currently 10G), with the possibility of further upgrading in the future; 
  • identify opportunities for leveraging each other's organisational resources for mutual benefit and continue to utilise the expertise and consultancy support of GÉANT to assist TEIN*CC successfully deliver the EU-funded Asi@Connect project;
  • GÉANT to provide support services awarded through the Asi@Connect Call for Proposals (CFPs): CSIRT, federated access etc. 
  • support broader inter-regional community collaborations in areas of mutual interest, such as Future Internet technologies and test beds; 
  • seek opportunities for joint dissemination and promotion.

The term of this MoU is to August 2021, for the duration of the current Asi@Connect project. 

At the signing ceremony Hye-Joo Yoon, President of TEIN*CC, said: "The TEIN and GÉANT communities have been writing successful ICT collaboration history for a long time. This MoU marks a stepping stone to foster R&E collaborations and to provide more opportunities to our communities both in Asia-Pacific and Europe".

Erik Huizer, CEO GÉANT, welcomed the new cooperation opportunities: “The relationship between the GÉANT community and Asia-Pacific is longstanding. We look forward to continue joining forces with our sister organisation TEIN*CC in order to shape R&E networking and to support the many researchers, educators and learners across our regions.”

For more information on TEIN*CC visit http://www.tein.asia