DANTE celebrates 20 years

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, has hailed DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe), a Cambridge-based not for profit organisation celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. DANTE is a networking system formed to centralise European research. Since then DANTE has created and managed four consecutive generations of this network and today, the world-class GÉANT network is used by the European Commission as a blueprint for funding similar networks all over the world.
Kroes explained: “DANTE’s work is essential to the European and global research community. World-class internet networks, through GÉANT and the regional networks it manages, is fundamental to realising the EU’s 2020 vision for the European Research Area, and key to helping us tackle societal challenges such as food and energy security, health and aging, and environmental protection.”

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