Group-IPS engages in an educational project that received 4 million grant from the European Commission
The Group-IPS Data Center Team is proud to announce its active participation in the European collaboration for data center education, known as CEDCE (Colleges for European Data Center Education), which has just received a major grant from the European Commission. This initiative signifies a big step forward in the industry's commitment to fostering education and innovation in the rapidly growing data center sector, and we are proud to be involved in such an initiative.
The CEDCE project, initiated by educational institutions, addresses the growing demand for educated professionals in the data center industry. With a strong emphasis on innovation and growth, CEDCE aims to develop curriculum frameworks for Data Center Education. In September 2021, educational institutions successfully submitted the CEDCE project plan for an EU grant. The allocation of 4 million euros for further development of this project was confirmed by the end of 2023.
We are proud that the Group-IPS is actively involved in this project and is a key player in providing large server rooms for multinational and national colocation providers, as well as industrial companies, and has been a dedicated business partner to one of the educational institutions involved - Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa).
Our skilled engineers specialize in coordinating complex tasks within mission-critical environments, holding the prestigious Uptime Institute Accreditation. Notably, the team successfully orchestrated the certification of the only Tier 3 Constructed Facility certified in Belgium, highlighting our commitment to excellence in data center services.
Group-IPS is committed to developing future professionals, offering internships, transferring technology to the industry, and managing the execution of experimental implementations focused on energy-saving and CO2 neutrality.
Creating a European collaboration on data center education is essential in supporting the industry's workforce needs. By fostering local networks and developing a skilled ecosystem around data centers, CEDCE strives to enhance the quality of education in the field. The Group-IPS's active involvement in this initiative reinforces its commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements and contributing to cultivating future data center professionals.
Congratulations to the entire team involved - amely Raphaël Van De Walle, Denis Luquiau, and Nuria Tejerina.
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