The Fortissimo Project

The FF4EuroHPC Project is the third edition of the successful Fortissimo project series. It started at the beginning of September 2020 and will last three years. This project is funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020.. It might be considered the successor of projects Fortissimo (July 2013 – December 2016) and Fortissimo2 (November 2015 – December 2018).

The aim, like in the previous Fortissimo projects, is to strengthen the global competitiveness of European small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by facilitating the access to and the use of high-performance computing-related technologies. Through two open calls, ninety-two  SMEs had the opportunity to submit innovative projects to demonstrate the benefits of HPC cloud-based advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics.

Indeed, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)HPC solutions are nowadays indispensable tools for shifting to industry 4.0. However, SMEs still have limited access to HPC resources and find it challenging to adopt the required competence and knowledge for using such technologies. FF4EuroHPC offers to EU SMEs the opportunity to fill this gap and develop high-quality experiments to address their business challenges from cross-cutting application domains through the use of HPC.

The project partners support the participating SMEs in the planning, implementation and realisation of their proof of concept (PoC). When the experiment is successfully concluded, a success story raises to demonstrate the benefits of the use of HPC technologies to those involved in the value chain, from the end-user to the HPC-infrastructure provider. The success stories should inspire the industry community in investing in R&D to develop innovative ICT solutions for business benefits

Among the others, these should be the main benefits for SMEs:

Please stay tuned on upcoming events and opportunities visiting the  FF4EuroHPC project’s website.

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