12 Jan 2021 Calls

Open call of FF4EUROHPC-project

This call for proposals targets the highest quality experiments involving innovative, agile SMEs and with work plans built around innovation targets arising from the use of advanced HPC services. Proposals are sought that address business challenges from European SMEs from varied application domains, but preference being given to engineering and manufacturing, or sectors able to demonstrate fast economic growth or particular economic impact for Europe.

Priority will be given to consortia centred on SMEs that are new to the use of advanced HPC services; in particular, a prior involvement in the Fortissimo or Fortissimo 2 projects would require the innovation aspects for the proposed experiment to be clearly justified, the same applies for activities already funded through other programs.

 

The organization Teratec is part of the European project FF4EuroHPC with the objective to support the European initiative EuroHPC to facilitate access to high-performance computing (HPC) for SMEs and to increase the innovation potential of European industry by:

 

  • Providing access to HPC-based infrastructures and services to a wide range of users for new and emerging data and compute-intensive applications and services.
  • Fostering wider innovations: by exchanging and promoting best practices use cases and application experiences.
  • Providing an effective mechanism for inclusion of innovative, agile SMEs lowering the barriers for small actors to enter the market and exploit new business opportunities.
  • Achieving a portfolio of business-oriented application “experiments” driven by SME end-users needs.

 

In order to achieve those objectives, FF4EuroHPC has launched its first open call to select the highest quality experiments involving innovative, agile SMEs and with work plans built around innovation targets arising from the use of advanced HPC services.

Proposals are sought that address business challenges from European SMEs from varied application domains, but preference given to engineering and manufacturing or sectors able to demonstrate fast economic growth or particular economic impact for Europe and priority will be given to consortia centered on SMEs that are new to the use of advanced HPC services. Consortia should include HPC stakeholders (software editors, services suppliers, computing centers…) around one SME, selected applications will be funded till 200 k€.

 

KEY CALL DETAILS

Submission Deadline: 27th January 2021, at 17:00 Brussels local time
Expected duration of experiments: maximum 15 months with expected commencement 1st June 2021
Funding for Call-1: The indicative total funding budget is € 3 M.
Maximum funding request per proposal: € 200,000 (covering all participants)

Further details on selection criteria can be found on the following website https://www.ff4eurohpc.eu/en/open-calls/open-call/ and social media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ff4eurohpc and https://twitter.com/FF4EuroHPC.