New experiments in manufacturing and engineering based on cloud computing simulations
- Deadline: 25th June 2014 (17:00 Brussels time)
- Submission via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Expected duration: 1st January 2015 - 31st December 2015
- Call budget: 400.000 Euro for 10 new beneficiary companies (not necessarily evenly)
- Submission Language: English
- Further information: G.Z.Terstyanszky@westminster.ac.uk
CloudSME is a project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area (2007-2013). Simulation software can significantly improve the position of SMEs in the engineering and manufacturing sector by reducing costs and delivering more efficient development, production, procurement, logistics and financial processes. However, the take-up of simulation software by SMEs has until now been low due to high entry barriers that include hardware prices, licensing costs and technical expertise. CloudSME is developing a cloud-based, one-stop-shop simulation software platform solution that significantly lowers these barriers, thus enabling much wider take-up of simulation software technologies by engineering and manufacturing SMEs. Simulation software service providers may use the platform in the form of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), enabling them to quickly create customised software applications in the cloud for their clients engineering/ manufacturing SMEs - who see their customised application running as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud.
To achieve greater impact of the CloudSME one-stop-shop simulation solution, the project requires the participation of up to ten new beneficiaries established as SMEs in an EU Member State or an FP7 Associated State. These new beneficiaries should be either
- an engineering and manufacturing SME needing simulation software to improve efficiency of their activities, and who will use simulation software services supported by CloudSME (See Annex IV of the Open Call), or
- a consortium incorporating at least one simulation software provider SME and one or more engineering/manufacturing SMEs who will use the providers simulation software.
Simulation software providers as new CloudSME beneficiaries should:
- adapt their simulation software to the CloudSME one-stop-shop service platform and deploy it,
- help SMEs to create simulation software applications on the CloudSME platform using their simulation software.
Engineering or manufacturing SMEs as new CloudSME beneficiaries should:
- define requirements of business activities to be supported by simulation on the CloudSME platform
- contribute to the creation of simulation software-based applications supporting their business activities on the CloudSME platform, jointly with the simulation software and technology providers within CloudSME
- use the simulation software application in their business activities and provide feedback on the improvements achieved.