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A Novel Framework for Multi-Cloud Services Development, Orchestration, Deployment and Continuous Management Fostering Cloud Technologies Uptake from Digital SMEs and Start-ups

Call H2020-ICT-2016-1
Topic ICT-06-2016: “Cloud Computing
Action IA
Reference Grant Agreement No. 731846
Duration January 2017 – December 2019 (36 months)
Budget € 4.173.850,00
Funding € 3.415.487,00

Project Summary

UNICORN aims to simplify the design, deployment and management of secure and elastic – by design – multi-cloud services. This will be achieved by i) development and design libraries that will provide security enforcement mechanisms, data privacy restrictions, monitoring metric collection and resource management across multiple cloud sites; ii) enabling continuous orchestration and automatic optimization of portable and dynamic cloud services running on virtual instances or micro-execution containers for increased security, data protection privacy and vast resource (de)allocation.

Towards this end, and building upon this umbrella concept, the UNICORN vision can be considered two-fold: to enable software developers to design and develop secure and elastic applications and to increase the awareness of all stakeholders, in particular SMEs and Startups. UNICORN will reduce software release time and provide a powerful tool for SMEs to improve software design and continuous productivity enhancement.

The role of Maggioli can be summarized as follows:

  • UNICORN framework and platform integrator
  • Code maintenance and software quality assurance manager
  • Cloud computing resource manager
  • Risk manager
  • Market analysis, exploitation and business planning contributor


  • CAS Software AG (Germany)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Ubitech EPE (Greece)
  • Suite5 Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • European Digital SME Alliance (Belgium)
  • Deutsches Institut fuer Normung e.V. (Germany)
  • Steinbeis Beratungzentren GmbH (Germany)
  • Universitad Politecnica de Cartagena (Spain)
  • Redikod AB (Sweeden)

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