On 22 November 2011, Steven Newhouse signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of EGI with EDGI, represented by Peter Kacsuk. EDGI is deploying desktop grid (DG) and cloud services for EGI heavy user communities. The project will provide a workflow-oriented science gateway to enable easier access to the e-infrastructure and establish the International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF) to coordinate DG-related activities in Europe and to attract volunteer DG resource donors. With this agreement, the EDGI production infrastructure will be offered as a service for EGI and NGI user communities, “thus enabling and exploiting the possibilities lying within volunteer and institutional desktop grid computing for a wider scientific user community", according to Peter Kacsuk. At the same occasion, Peter Kacsuk also signed an MoU between EDGI and the e-ScienceTalk project, represented by Catherine Gater.