Netherlands: Dutch firms win finding for Edge data center-related project

Dec 22, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

A group of seven Dutch companies and research institutes recently won funding of  €70 million for a project looking at efficient Edge data centers. The members include liquid cooling specialist Asperitas, along with BetterBe, Deerns, Eurofiber, NBIP (National Internet Providers Management Organization), TNO, and the University of Twente.

Maikel Bouricius, CMO of Asperitas, lead partner on the project, said: "The MISD project is the outcome of years of collaboration in the Netherlands on energy-efficient data centers. Many stakeholders were involved in the initial phase to shape this initiative and this funding makes it possible for the Netherlands to be a development hub for the next generation of data centers."

Marc van Dijk, the digital leader at TNO added, "These include scalable, sustainable, innovative computational approaches for data center operations and data centers as active support for the power grid. We will also focus on advanced thermal management for sustainable cooling and heat utilization, software solutions for secure multi-party cloud systems, and stakeholder engagement through learning communities for inter-organizational learning and innovation implementation."