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The Fourteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE

The Fourteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE
  • Type of Access: SHAPE
  • Opening Date: 01/10/2021
  • Closing Date: 15/11/2021 Brussels Time

SHAPE offers European SMEs the opportunity to:

  • Use HPC for business innovation
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.

The Fourteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness. SHAPE aims to work with selected SMEs to introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to the SME’s business.

The SHAPE process is as follows:

The SME can send the completed application by e-mail to shape-application[at]prace-ri.eu The form in Microsoft Word format can be found HERE.   If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us: eurocc@nscc.sk

The applications are then reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. The successful SMEs can then receive machine time on a PRACE system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. In return the SME provides in-kind effort, publicity of their participation in SHAPE, and together with the PRACE expert, produces a public white paper on the work achieved in the project at its conclusion.

PRACE experts will work with the selected SMEs in order to develop their solutions, providing the participating SMEs with knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision on the selected HPC solution. 

For more information and to apply please visit PRACE SHAPE.

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PRACE 24th Call for Proposals for Project Access

PRACE 24th Call for Proposals for Project Access
  • Type of Access: Project Access
  • Opening Date: 09/09/2021
  • Closing Date: 02/11/2021 @ 10:00 Brussels Time
  • Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: Mid-January 2022
  • Communication of allocation decision: End of March 2022
  • Allocation period for awarded proposals: 01/04/2022 – 31/03/2023
  • Type of Access (*): Single-year Project Access and Multi-year Project Access

(*) All proposals consist of 2 parts: An online form and the ‘Project scope and plan’. Please note that if you wish to continue work on a project that has finished or is ongoing, a new proposal (i.e. a continuation proposal) needs to be submitted via the platform in addition to a final/progress report.

Industry Access: Call 24 offers Principal Investigators from industry the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available.

The computer systems (called Tier-0 systems) and their operations that are accessible through PRACE are provided for this 23rd call by 5 PRACE hosting members: BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France.

Scientists and researchers can apply for access to PRACE resources. Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule (Single-year Projects), or, on a 24- or 36-months schedule (Multi-year Projects). The allocation of awarded resources is made 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.

You can find more information and submit your application HERE.  .

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DIGITbrain

DIGITbrain – Call for proposals in 2022

DIGITbrain Project is an EU innovation program (coordinated by PNO Consultants) to give SMEs easy access to digital twins.

A Digital Twin is the virtual representation of a product, system or process that simulates its physical attributes in the real-world in real time. By collecting data from its physical counterpart, manufacturers are enabled to streamline the manufacturing process and make predictions with regard to machine failures or maintenance needs.

Compared to the digital twin concept, which is increasingly used by manufacturing companies today, the DIGITbrain concept will go one step further by developing the 'Digital Product Brain' which will store data throughout the entire life cycle of a production line or a machine. This will enable a new manufacturing model, called Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS), which will allow for on-demand production of much more specialised products, even in smaller quantities and still in an economically profitable way.

Experiments will be implemented in close collaboration with Digital Innovation hubs and technical partners of competence centers. This interaction should start during proposal preparation, DIHs and technical partners of competence centers acting as business and technical supporters for applicants. This collaboration should continue during the experiments’ deployment and execution.

The 2nd Open Call for application experiments will be open from 31st March 2022 for three months until the End of June 2022. Learn more about the program HERE.  .

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PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals – Call #6

PRACE-ICEI Calls For Proposals – Call #6

The resources in these calls are from the Fenix Research Infrastructure, funded by the European ICEI project (https://fenix-ri.eu/).

These calls for proposals are for European researchers from academia, research institutes in need of scalable computing resources, interactive computing services, VM services and data storage to carry on their research.

Submission dates

Calls are organised quarterly calls according to the following timeline (calls will be open until resources are available):

 Call openingCall closureAllocation
Call #631/05/202109/07/2021From 01/10/2021
Call #720/09/202129/10/2021From 01/01/2022

Dates for calls in 2022 will be announced later in 2021.

The allocations are limited to 12 months.

The PRACE ICEI program is open to all European researchers, research organizations needing resource allocations regardless of funding sources.

You are eligible to apply for the call for proposals only if you need one or more:

  • Scalable computing services
  • Interactive computing services
  • Virtual machine services
  • Archival data repository
  • Active data repository

PRACE ICEI Proposal Requirements

  • Short description of the scientific goals and objectives including progress beyond state of the art and scientific impact
  • Type of resources required i.e. scalable computing resource, interactive computing resources, VM services, archival and active data repositories
  • Resources requests based on limits defined above (including information on scalability for scalable compute resources requests)
  • Description of the software and services needed to successfully complete the project
  • Description of the research methods (including a project workplan), algorithms, and code parallelization approach (including memory requirements)  
  • Information on Data Management
  • Description of special needs (if any)

More information on resources available and the submission process can be found HERE.  .

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HPC-Europa3 – Transnational Access

HPC-Europa3 – Transnational Access

Funding for research visits to build international networks in HPC: Network, Compute, Learn, Travel

The project HPC-Europa project is based on a program of visits, in the form of traditional transnational access, with researchers visiting HPC centres and/or scientific hosts who mentor them scientifically and technically for the best exploitation of the HPC resources in their research. The visitors are financially supported for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and provided with an amount of computing time suitable for the approved project (PLEASE NOTE: the provided funding is not a salary and not meant to cover ALL costs but it is meant to be an help to support the visiting period).

The calls for applications are issued 4 times per year and published online on the HPC-Europa3 website. The next closing date will be on 09th Sept 2021 (23:59 CEST). The programme will end in April 2022 so do not miss the last calls!

It is recommended that researchers apply between 2 and 4 months before the start of their visit. Successful applicants will visit for between 3 and 13 weeks.

A web-based interface has been set-up to submit applications. Detailed guidelines and on-line FAQs are provided to assist the applicants with the process.

If you wish to apply for a visit grant and if you intend to spend a research period in one of the 9 countries of the HPC centres part of the project, please read the guidelines and then fill in the online form. If you have any question concerning the project or the application procedure feel free to contact the project coordinators.

The Supercomputing centres participating in the Transnational Access activity are: CINECA (Bologna – IT), EPCC (Edinburgh – UK), BSC (Barcelona – SP), HLRS (Stuttgart – DE), SurfSARA (Amsterdam – NL), CSC (Helsinki – FIN), GRNET (Athens, GR), KTH (Stockolm, SE), ICHEC (Dublin, IE).

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13th PRACE SHAPE Call for Proposals

13th PRACE SHAPE Call
  • Type of Access: SHAPE
  • Opening Date: 01/04/2021 @ 16:59
  • Closing Date: 01/06/2021 @ 17:00 Brussels Time

SHAPE offers European SMEs the opportunity to:

  • Use HPC for business innovation
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.

The Thirteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness. SHAPE aims to work with selected SMEs to introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to the SME’s business.

The SHAPE process is as follows:

The SME applies to the programme via the online or downloadable form HERE.  . At this stage assistance is available from PRACE if required, but the form also includes guidelines on the expected content.

The applications are then reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. The successful SMEs can then receive machine time on a PRACE system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. In return the SME provides in-kind effort, publicity of their participation in SHAPE, and together with the PRACE expert, produces a public white paper on the work achieved in the project at its conclusion.

PRACE experts will work with the selected SMEs in order to develop their solutions, providing the participating SMEs with knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision on the selected HPC solution. 

For more information and to apply please visit PRACE SHAPE.

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Call H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-03 - Training and Education on High Performance Computing

Call H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-03 - Training and Education on High Performance Computing

Central objective of this call will be to develop and implement the pilot(s) of the European Master of Science (MSc) programme(s) for High Performance Computing (HPC). The graduate education programme(s) will focus HPC and HPC-usage. They will demonstrate the added value of a pan-European education programme, committed to academic excellence, that offers students an outstanding career perspective in international companies and research institutes.

The call aims at creating one or more pan-European pilots for the development of a modern HPC-centred education programme to reach scientific and industrial target groups and to serve key actors in the private and public sector.

Proposal requirements:

Proposals under this action should detail a pilot programme that aims to develop a quality-controlled educational master programme for HPC and industrial applications in HPC of pan-European reach.

Consortium requirements:

The consortium should demonstrate a good mix of excellence in education, research and in HPC technologies and applications, with solid links to the HPC supply and user industry in Europe. Moreover, the participating institutions should demonstrate complementary and well-justified roles in the programme with an outstanding track record in their respective field. The consortium should support inclusivity in Europe and help in creating a level-playing field across Europe, and in particular for those countries currently developing their HPC infrastructure and ecosystem.

As consortium partners following types of institutions are eligible:

  • Higher education institutions (HEI) that are able to deliver a curriculum equivalent to 120 ECTS credits and award a master degree diploma (coordinator and main partners)
  • Supercomputing centers
  • Research institutions focused on HPC
  • Other entities eligible for participation in H2020, including private and for-profit companies, are eligible to participate in the action in exceptional and well-justified cases.

The estimate budget for this action is 7 mil. EUR. The funding rate for eligible costs in grants awarded by the JU for this topic will be 100% of the eligible costs.

The call is open until July 1st, 2021. More information can be found HERE.  .

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EUHUBS4DATA (EUH4D)

EUHUBS4DATA (EUH4D)

Most of Europe’s SMEs lag behind in data-driven innovation. To tackle this problem, the EU-funded EUHubs4Data project will build a European federation of Data Innovation Hubs based on existing key players in this area and connecting with data incubators and platforms, SME networks, AI communities, skills and training organisations and open data repositories.

A European catalogue of data sources and federated data-driven services and solutions will be made accessible to European SMEs, start-ups and web entrepreneurs through the Data Innovation Hubs.

Based on the premise “global catalogue, local offer”, EUHubs4Data will ensure access to SMEs (including start-ups) in their respective regional ecosystems to a global catalogue of data sources and federated data driven services, making accessible the latest developments on Data Analytics and advanced assets on Big Data to companies all across Europe.

EUHubs4Data is financing experiments that make use of its federated catalogue of data driven services and datasets to develop innovative solutions and products close to the market. The experiments are expected to have a maximum duration of 9 months, and to reach specific KPIs and deliver results as it is described in the application form.

You can get support for your project within the second Open call for proposals .

A selected experiment will be funded with 60k Euros (flat rate). DIHs whose services are included in the experiment will provide technical support for the beneficiaries in the use of the federated services and access to datasets.

The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2022. You can find more information on the EUH4D website.

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PRACE 23rd Call for Proposals for Project Access

PRACE 23rd Call for Proposals for Project Access
  • Type of Access: Project Access
  • Opening Date: 23/03/2021 @ 15:33
  • Closing Date: 27/04/2021 @ 10:00 Brussels Time
  • Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: Mid-July 2021
  • Communication of allocation decision: End of September 2021
  • Allocation period for awarded proposals: 01/10/2021 – 30/09/2022
  • Type of Access (*): Single-year Project Access and Multi-year Project Access

(*) All proposals consist of 2 parts: An online form and the ‘Project scope and plan’. Please note that if you wish to continue work on a project that has finished or is ongoing, a new proposal (i.e. a continuation proposal) needs to be submitted via the platform in addition to a final/progress report.

Industry Access: Call 23 offers Principal Investigators from industry the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available.

The computer systems (called Tier-0 systems) and their operations that are accessible through PRACE are provided for this 23rd call by 5 PRACE hosting members: BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France.

Scientists and researchers can apply for access to PRACE resources. Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule (Single-year Projects), or, on a 24- or 36-months schedule (Multi-year Projects). The allocation of awarded resources is made 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.

You can find more information and submit your application HERE.  .

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FF4EUROHPC

FF4EUROHPC

Supercomputing is starting to play a key role in different sectors and industries enabling industrial sectors to become more innovative, productive and shift business to a higher level.

Which benefits will you gain as an SME or mid-cap when using HPC in business?

The possibilities resulting from HPC use start with a more precise design of complex work pieces, continue with speeding-up the time-to-market, and conclude with the cost-saving of materials and time savings which could be spent for further R&D. HPC is becoming more accessible than ever before – scientists, researchers and engineers can run HPC workloads on on-premise infrastructure or can use resources from public cloud service providers.

FF4EuroHPC is a European initiative that helps facilitate access to all high-performance computing-related technologies for SMEs and thus increases the innovation potential of European industry. Whether it is running high-resolution simulations, doing large-scale data analyses, or incorporating AI applications into SMEs´ workflows, FF4EuroHPC connects business with cutting-edge technologies.

We expect to open the second Open Call in June 2021 and close it by End of September. Detailed information for the second call will be published HERE.  . Proposals will address business challenges from European SMEs from varied application domains.

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.

  • Submission deadline: September 29th, 2021, 17:00 Brussels local time
  • Expected duration of experiments: maximum 15 months with expected commencement 1st March 2022
  • Maximum funding request per proposal: € 200,000 (covering all participants)

In the Fortissimo and Fortissimo 2 projects (which ran from 2013 to 2018), 92 SMEs from different European countries and sectors participated in application experiments that demonstrated the benefits of HPC cloud-based advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics. Have a look at success stories and get inspired HERE.  .