The FF4EuroHPC project has started!

16 September 2020

The FF4EuroHPC project started on 2nd September and will last three years. This project is funded by the European Commission within H2020, The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in a total budget of EUR 9.9 Mio.  The project is coordinated by the Universitaet Stuttgart (USTUTT, DE) and composed of 5 other partners: Scapos AG (DE), Teratec (FR), CINECA (IT), CESGA (ES) and Arctur (SI). The official project release was done in the beginning of September, but the project kick-off meeting was held online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The aim of the FF4EuroHPC

The project aim is to reach and support Europe’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by promoting HPC services and expert help for the development or improvement of their products. SMEs will be able to solve business challenges and develop innovative business opportunities. The results will be presented as success stories to inspire the community on how to better products and services and improve competitiveness in the global market. Two open calls are scheduled: the first one will be open from November 2020 to January 2021, and the second one from June 2021 to September 2021. The FF4EuroHPC open calls will be open to proposals that address business challenges faced by European SMEs from varied application domains, but preference is given to engineering and manufacturing, or sectors able to demonstrate fast economic growth and particular economic impact for Europe. The experiments entail support for overcoming the barriers to using HPC technologies, resources and advanced services. FF4EuroHPC will generate and execute a set of sub-projects, referred to as experiments, clustered in two tranches (following each of two open calls). Each tranche will run over a period of 15 months.

Widening the HPC User base through impact awareness

In the first two Fortissimo editions (from 2013 to 2018), 92 SMEs from different European countries and sectors participated through “open calls” proposing experiments to demonstrate the benefits of HPC cloud-based advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics. In that period, more than 90 experiments were carried out, 79 of them becoming success stories.

Get inspired by Fortissimo success stories – leaf through the online booklet here.

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