A new dynamic procurement system that went into operation in June 2021 facilitates the search for the most suitable leased line to a gateway on the Belnet network. In addition, Belnet has launched a new framework agreement for WAN connectivity in order to connect and provide connectivity to the various federal sites as efficiently as possible.
Since February, Arnaud Vajda has headed up the PPS Science Policy (Belspo), which also includes Belnet. He will play a key role in implementing the federal strategy for scientific research. His ambition is also to give greater visibility to the organisation's activities.
In addition to the humanitarian, financial and economic consequences, the conflict in Ukraine has also brought with it an increase in phishing and disinformation. We therefore advise you to be extra vigilant.
Are you studying IT at a Belgian university or college? Are you working on an innovative idea or (research) project and are you eager to share your experience with international experts from the research and education community? If so, Belnet is offering you the chance to participate as a speaker at the TNC Networking Conference 2022.
At the end of January, Belnet completed the update to the ScienceMAN network. Thanks to the new architecture, Federal Scientific Institutions (FSIs) can count on improved availability. To this end, an additional fibre and a third Point of Presence were commissioned.
Following this year’s success, the European research and education network GÉANT is launching again an Innovation Programme to support innovative projects within the European R&E community. The funding - up to EUR 30 000 per project - offers a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish or test new ideas.
In 2016, the Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo) developed an open access repository for scientific publications resulting from research projects they funded. At Belspo's request, Belnet recently optimised the tool and migrated it to the Belnet infrastructure.
We inform you that we will not implement any upgrades or new services between Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and Monday, January 10, 2022. Please note also that our offices will be closed between Saturday, December 25, 2021 and Sunday, January 2, 2022. Our offices will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.