CloudSME kick-off meetingadmin
The CloudSME project will develop a cloud-based solution with the goal of lowering these barriers by providing a scalable platform for small or large scale simulations, and thus enabling the wider take-up of simulation technologies in the manufacturing and engineering industry of Europe. The CloudSME Simulation Platform will help end-user SMEs utilize customized simulation applications delivered in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) via the cloud. Moreover, simulation software service providers and consulting companies will have access to a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables them to quickly assemble custom simulation solutions in the cloud for their clients.
The project kick-off meeting took place in the University of Westminster, London, where the basis for future work was established under the leadership of Dr. Tamas Kiss, the project coordinator. CloudSME will last for 2 and a half years and will receive 4.5 million Euros funding from the European Commission. The project has 16 partners, including 12 SMEs. At the KOmeeting partners put forward their plans and expectations for how cloud computing will help develop their businesses.