Two Open Calls were offered through the FF4EuroHPC project, targeting the highest quality experiments involving innovative, agile SMEs. Proposals addressed business challenges from European SMEs from varied application domains. Experiments that met the Open Call standards have been carried out on the Cloud-based HPC system, clustered in two tranches.
The first Open Call was successful: a set of 68 proposals was submitted, with coordinators from 19 countries, involving more than 150 organisations from 25 countries. Of these, 16 were selected for funding in an evaluation process involving 37 external reviewers. The experiments have started at the beginning of June 2021 and were successfully concluded in end August 2022.
The second Open Call was even more successful: a total of 74 high-quality submissions involving 191 participants from 27 European countries were submitted. Of those, 26 were selected for funding, based on their impact, the soundness of the technical concept, the quality of the proposing consortium and the deployment of requested resources.
When the Experiment is successfully concluded, it is resulting in a Success Story, inspiring the Industry community.